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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

California Propositions
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.

Local Propositions
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

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