United States Senator
US Representative, District 12
California State Senator, District 11
Member, State Assembly District 17
SFUSD Board of Education
Trustee, Community College Board
(5 candidates endorsed, for 4 seats – please only vote for 4 in November)
BART Board, District 7
BART Board, District 9
Superior Court Judge, Office No. 7
51 – YES School Bonds. Funding for K-12 School and Community College Facilities. Reduces chronic under-funding of our schools by the state.
52 – YES State Fees on Hospitals. Federal Medi-Cal Matching Funds. Permanently guarantees over $3 billion dedicated Medi-Cal funding per year.
53 – NO Revenue Bonds. Statewide Voter Approval. Erodes local control, no exemptions for emergencies/natural disasters.
54 – YES Legislature. Legislation and Proceedings. (Transparency) Bills must be publicized for 72 hours prior to a vote.
55 – YES Tax Extension to Fund Education and Healthcare. Tax increases on incomes over $263K will continue until 2030.
56 – YES Cigarette Tax to Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prevention, Research, and Law Enforcement. Discourages young people from starting to smoke.
57 – YES Criminal Sentences. Juvenile Criminal Proceedings and Sentencing. Incentives for non-violent felons to attain parole; judges not prosecutors decide whether to try juveniles as adults.
58 – YES Bilingual Education. No longer requires English-only education for English learners.
59- YES Overturn Citizens United. Tells Congress the Supreme Court was wrong to allow unlimited money to influence elections.
60 – NO Adult Films. Condoms. Health Requirements. Sets the proponent up as paid state porn czar, undermines Cal-OSHA’s efforts to improve regulations, invites lawsuits.
61 – YES State Prescription Drug Purchases. Pricing Standards. State cannot pay more for a drug than the lowest price paid by the VA.
62 – YES Death Penalty. (Repeal) Abolishes a barbaric practice.
63- YES Firearms. Ammunition Sales. Common-sense strengthening of gun-safety laws.
64 – YES Marijuana Legalization. Regulates growing and selling of recreational marijuana.
65 – NO Carry-Out Bags. Charges. Out-of-state plastics companies’ sleazy attempt to kill the plastic bag ban. No on 65, Yes on 67.
66 – NO Death Penalty. Procedures. Enables the barbarism to proceed even faster, increasing the risk of executing an innocent person.
67 – YES Referendum to [Uphold] Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags. YES allows the plastic bag ban to become law. Yes on 67, but No on 65.
A – YES SFUSD Bonds. Improves, repairs school district sites, and constructs new schools.
B – YES City College Parcel Tax. Adds $20 to the tax until 2032, for teachers and programs, not administration.
C – YES Loans to Finance Acquisition/Rehabilitation of Affordable Housing. Uses unspent 1992 bond money to rehabilitate multi-unit building for permanent affordable housing.
D – YES Filling Vacancies in Local Elective Office. Mandates actually electing (not just letting the Mayor appoint) our elected officials.
E – YES!! City Responsibility for Maintaining Street Trees. Takes the burden of protecting our urban forest off sometimes-reluctant property owners.
F – YES Youth Voting in Local Elections. Involves high-schoolers actively in democracy before they leave home.
G – YES Police Oversight. Renames Office of Citizens Complaints, makes its budget independent of the SFPD’s.
H – YES Public Advocate. Creates an office with no interest other than the public good.
I – YES Funding for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities. Set-aside for in-home, wellness & legal supportive services, and activity centers.
J – YES Funding for Homelessness and Transportation. Funds prevention, transitioning, housing for homeless; funds MTA, CTA & DPW to improve the city’s transportation network.
K – YES General Sales Tax. Funds the Prop J set-aside, though not specifically.
L – YES MTA Appointments and Budget. Board of Supervisors makes 3 of 7 appointments to the now Mayor-appointed SF Municipal Transportation Agency, and can reject the budget with 6 votes instead of 7.
M – YES Housing and Development Commission. Decentralizes Mayoral power, giving the Board of Supervisors more input into development.
N – YES Non-Citizen Voting in School Board Elections. Gives all parents a say in their child’s education.
O – No Position Office Development in Candlestick Point and Hunters Point.
P – NO!! Competitive Bidding for Affordable Housing Projects on City-Owned Land. Unnecessarily delays affordable housing projects.
Q – NO!! Prohibiting Tents on Public Sidewalks. Symbolic measure (tent removal prohibited unless shelter – of which there is not enough – is offered) merely moves people around.
R – NO Neighborhood Crime Unit. Misleading, pandering “safety” measure disempowers chief and captains, takes police away from investigating serious crimes.
S – YES!! Allocation of Hotel Tax Funds. Brings back funding for the arts and helps families fight homelessness.
T – YES Restricting Gifts and Campaign Contributions from Lobbyists. Anti-corruption measure by the newly-invigorated Ethics Commission.
U – NO!! Affordable Housing Requirements for Market-Rate Development. Allows more middle-income housing, leaving less available for low-income.
V – YES Tax on Distribution of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages. A “regressive” tax? Diabetes is still a regressive disease.
W – YES Real Estate Transfer Tax on Properties Over $5 Million. Absolutely.
X – YES Preserving Space for Neighborhood Arts, Small Business, and Community Services in Certain Neighborhoods. Requires developers to rebuild such spaces as they’ve removed.
RR – YES!! BART Safety, Reliability, and Traffic Relief. Replaces, repairs, modernizes after 44 years of increasing use.
!! = unanimous