US President and Vice President
HILLARY CLINTON and TIM KAINE
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