Matt Haney laid out his reasoning for his resolution in a series of Tweets.
Today I am introducing a resolution to have San Francisco formally join the national movement in support of a guaranteed income.— Matt Haney (@MattHaneySF) September 1, 2020
We would join a growing movement, led by over 25 cities, leaders like Mayor @MichaelDTubbs, in support of direct cash payments to residents.
He cited a wide gap between top-income families and low-income families.
Haney says whites have the highest median household income of $116,000 while the median household income for Blacks is $30,000.
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More than 25 cities including Oakland have committed to basic income.