PHDC’s August meeting covered issues at all levels of government. First on the agenda was a national issue: Members passed a resolution, presented by antiwar activist Tom Gallagher, urging Speaker Pelosi to co-sponsor HR 2404 requiring the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to Congress by year’s end outlining the US exit strategy for military forces in Afghanistan.
Next, San Francisco Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting cited a key reason California continues to fall behind: Proposition 13, which affords vast property tax loopholes for California’s largest corporate property owners while shifting the tax burden to individual homeowners, and dramatically reducing California’s overall revenue for vital services. Mr. Ting presented ideas for closing the loophole, inviting people to join his campaign.
Then on to San Francisco politics: This month we started our year-long effort to give candidates for District 10 Supervisor a chance to meet with their would-be constituents. We welcomed 6 candidates in District 10 to have the floor for brief introductions; we will be doing many more such meetings in the coming months. The election is in November, 2010.
For an article (San Francisco FYI) about the meeting, and more photos, click HERE.
Audio and Photos:
Photos: Quint King ( for individual photos click HERE )
Call To Order and Officer Reports Joni Eisen
Afghanistan War Exit Strategy Tom Gallagher
Close The Prop 13 Loophole Phil Ting
Supervisor Candidate Linda Richardson
Supervisor Candidate Steve Moss
Supervisor Candidate Malia Cohen
Supervisor Candidate Eric Smith
Supervisor Candidate Diane Westley Smith
Supervisor Candidate Dewitt Lacy
Secretary, Potrero Hill Democratic Club