California Governor Gavin Newsom is supposed to decide on a new bill that would enable more open-air drug sites across his state, despite the disastrous pilot attempt in San Francisco which is now about to be closed. The bill, SB 57, was passed yesterday by the state senate and is now with Newsom's office, where, if signed, it will be passed into law. It would enable addicts to take their drugs with needles and pay for different paraphernalia by the taxpayer. He has not yet indicated which way he is leaning. The bill passed yesterday with 21 Democratic votes over 10 Republican rejections and eight no votes recorded. [tweet_embed] August 05, 2022[/tweet_embed] It does not show how many sites are intended for each city or how many people would be employed. Yet it stipulates they all would have to provide clean needles, be trained in CPR, and have access to overdose-reversing drugs. They would also have to "make public a good neighbor policy that facilitates communication between local businesses and residences." The California Senate Republican Caucus had pleaded with Newsom's office to veto it. "Allowing people to get higher than a kite on heroin and other dangerous drugs, then turning them loose afterward onto the streets is just crazy," announced Senate Republican Caucus Chair Brian Jones in a statement afterward. [tweet_embed] August 05, 2022[/tweet_embed] Newsom's office would not be drawn on whether or not he intends to side with his fellow Democrats. "Legislation before the Governor will be evaluated on its merits," a spokesman told The San Francisco Chronicle. A similar effort in San Francisco was started by city officials last year yet has already been axed due to the catastrophic result. The Tenderloin Linkage Center in San Francisco was billed as an avant-garde approach to tackling the city's drug epidemic. Still, only one out of 1,000 addicts sought treatment there. The center cost a whopping $19million in city taxpayer's money. DailyMail.com observed lines of drug addicts outside the facility injecting into their legs in broad daylight. [tweet_embed] August 05, 2022[/tweet_embed] The city recently announced that it would not renew the $75,000-a-month lease for the site location. San Francisco's new District Attorney, Brooke Jenkins, has pledged to crackdown on drugs in the city by targeting drug dealers instead of addicts or centers. In their letter to Newsom's office, the California Senate Republican Caucus pleaded: "It is not humane, or compassionate, to allow individuals to live, shoot up, or die on the streets without providing them the assistance and help they need to recover and live fulfilling lives."