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4,000: people expected to be helped by the mayor’s plan to increase services for people suffering from severe mental illness and substance abuse . . . 3.1 percent: amount San Francisco rents rose from August 2018 to August 2019, according to RentCafe . . . more than $1 million: money District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani successfully fought to keep in the budget to prevent cutbacks to police beat patrols . . . $1.3 billion: amount the state collects annually in bottle deposits, though consumers and recycling companies redeem a little more than $1 billion . . . $14 million: amount Salesforce and Postmates will contribute to the city’s homelessness services under Proposition C; the companies waived their rights to a refund of the money if courts overturn the ballot measure.

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