I have lived in San Francisco my whole life and this city is much worse in the last couple of years than it ever has been before. How is that not Chesa’s fault?

Answer

DA Boudin has become the scapegoat for all of San Francisco’s problems, getting blamed for homelessness, addiction, and mental illness and the consequences of a global pandemic that sheltered us in our homes. These are not criminal justice problems–they’re city problems, public health problems.

There is also a lot of misinformation that ignores the impact of the pandemic. Just one example - the recallers are sending around mailers saying that DA Boudin did not take one drug case to trial in his first year in office. You know why? Because it was the middle of COVID and most of our courtrooms were shut down for COVID and almost no trials were able to happen all year!

Yet even without the ability to hold trials, DA Boudin still filed about 10,000 new cases since taking office, and his administration has served the most victims through the DA’s Victim Services Division in San Francisco history. Our city has been through a lot in the last two years and the DA should have the opportunity to do the job he was elected to do.