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(a) Within 30 days of the effective date of this Article XVII, OECE shall submit to the Board of Supervisors a report setting forth the procedures OECE intends to use to develop the spending plan described in subsection (b). These procedures shall be designed to encourage broad and diverse community engagement—including, but not limited to, engagement with employees working in early care and education, the owners of businesses offering early care and education, parents, nonprofit organizations, philanthropists, the Child Care Planning and Advisory Council (CPAC), First 5 San Francisco, academics, and other experts—in the development of that spending plan, and shall include the development of a wide range of mechanisms by which engaged community members may communicate with OECE. These mechanisms shall include, but need not be limited to, one or more public town halls, one or more surveys, a dedicated page on OECE’s existing website, and a social media presence. Each of these mechanisms shall be advertised prominently on OECE’s website.
(b) Within nine months of the effective date of this Article XVII, and subject to the budgetary and fiscal provisions of the Charter, OECE shall submit to the Board of Supervisors a five-year spending plan for the Initiative, and a proposed resolution to approve the spending plan. It is the Board’s intent that this spending plan provide guidance to the Board when the Board adopts future appropriations ordinances. The spending plan shall estimate the anticipated funds available to the Initiative, identify specific programs or services to be offered as components of the Initiative, and specify the level of funding proposed for each such component in light of anticipated funds available to support the Initiative as a whole. To the extent possible in light of anticipated available funds, the spending plan shall be designed to achieve the following goals, in whatever priority OECE deems most appropriate:
(1) Providing support for quality early care and education to all San Francisco children under the age of six from households whose incomes are at or below 85% of State Median Income, and who are listed as eligible, on that basis, to receive support for early care and education—but who, because of a lack of available resources, are not receiving the full amount of support to which they are entitled;
(2) Providing financial support for measures to increase the compensation of early care and education professionals and staff by not less than 10%, with an ultimate goal of achieving parity in compensation with K-12 educators who have commensurate experience, in a manner designed to improve the quality and availability of early care and education;
(3) Providing support for quality early care and education to all San Francisco children under the age of four whose families earn up to and including 200% of Area Median Income, in a manner proportionate to family income (such that families with lower incomes receive proportionately more support);
(4) Undertaking other measures designed to improve access to quality early care and education services that support the physical, emotional, and cognitive development of San Francisco children under the age of six.
(c) To promote stability and continuity in early care and education, the spending plan described in subsection (b) shall contain provisions addressing policies for financial reserves, strategic one-time expenditures, and other strategies designed to manage revenue volatility.
(d) Within 90 days of introduction of the resolution to approve the spending plan described in subsection (b), the Board shall take any action it deems necessary, in its discretion, to approve, amend, or reject the proposed resolution and spending plan.
(Added by Ord. 231-18, File No. 180807, App. 10/5/2018, Eff. 11/5/2018)