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  • published November 2016 Endorsements in Endorsements 2016-10-12 14:41:26 -0700

    November 2016 Endorsements

    The voting membership of SFYD has endorsed these candidates and campaigns.

    STATEWIDE CANDIDATES

    U.S. Senate
    Kamala Harris

    STATE LEGISLATURE CANDIDATES

    CA State Senate District 11
    Scott Wiener

    CA State Assembly, District 17
    David Chiu

    CA State Assembly, District 19
    Phil Ting

    CITY AND REGIONAL CANDIDATES

    San Francisco Board of Supervisors

     

    • District 1 - Sandra Lee Fewer
    • District 3 - Aaron Peskin
    • District 5 - London Breed
    • District 7 - Norman Yee
    • District 9 - Hillary Ronen
    • District 11 - No endorsement

     

    CCSF Board of Trustees

    • Rafael Mandelman
    • Alex Randolph
    • Tom Temprano
    • Shanell Williams

    Board of Education

    • Matthew Haney
    • Rachel Norton

    BART Board

    • District 7 - Lateefah Simon
    • District 9 - No Endorsement

    STATE BALLOT MEASURES

    YES – Proposition 51—School Bonds. Funding for K-12 School and Community College Facilities. Initiative Statutory Amendment.

    No Position – Proposition 52—State Fees on Hospitals. Federal Medi-Cal Matching Funds. Initiative Statutory and Constitutional Amendment.

    No Position – Proposition 53—Revenue Bonds. Statewide Voter Approval. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

    No Position – Proposition 54—Legislature. Legislation and Proceedings. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.

    YES – Proposition 55—Tax Extension to Fund Education and Healthcare. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

    YES – Proposition 56—Cigarette Tax to Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prevention, Research, and Law Enforcement. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.

    YES – Proposition 57—Criminal Sentences. Juvenile Criminal Proceedings and Sentencing. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.

    YES – Proposition 58—English language education

    No Position – Proposition 59—Campaign finance: voter instruction

    No Position – Proposition 60—Adult Films. Condoms. Health Requirements. Initiative Statute.

    No Position – Proposition 61—State Prescription Drug Purchases. Pricing Standards. Initiative Statute.

    YES – Proposition 62—Death Penalty. Initiative Statute.

    YES – Proposition 63—Firearms. Ammunition Sales. Initiative Statute.

    YES – Proposition 64—Marijuana Legalization. Initiative Statute.

    No Position – Proposition 65—Carry-Out Bags. Charges. Initiative Statute.

    NO – Proposition 66—Death Penalty. Procedures. Initiative Statute.

    No Position – Proposition 67—Referendum to Overturn Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags.


    LOCAL BALLOT MEASURES

    YES – Measure A – School Bonds

    YES – Measure B – City College Parcel Tax

    YES – Measure C – Loans to Finance Acquisition and Rehabilitation of Affordable Housing

    No Position – Measure D – Vacancy Appointments

    YES – Measure E – Responsibility for the Maintenance of Street Trees

    YES – Measure F – Youth Voting in Local Elections

    YES – Measure G – Police Oversight

    No Position – Measure H – Public Advocate

    YES – Measure I – Funding for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities – Dignity Fund

    YES – Measure J – Funding for Homelessness and Transportation

    No Position – Measure K – General Sales Tax

    No Position – Measure L – MTA Appointments and Budget

    No Position – Measure M – Housing and Development Commission

    YES – Measure N – Non-Citizen Voting in School Board Elections

    YES – Measure O – Office Development in Candlestick Point and Hunters Point

    No Position – Measure P – Competitive Bidding for Affordable Housing Projects on City-Owned Property

    No Position – Measure Q – Prohibiting Tents on Public Sidewalks

    No Position – Measure R – Neighborhood Crime Unit

    YES – Measure S – Allocation of Hotel Tax Funds

    No Position – Measure T – Restricting Gifts and Campaign Contributions from Lobbyists Lobbyist Contributions and Bundling

    No Position – Measure U – Affordable Housing Requirements for Market-Rate Development Projects

    No Position – Measure V – Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

    YES – Measure W – Real Estate Transfer Tax on Properties Over $5 Million

    No Position – Measure X – Requirements for Changing the Use of Certain Properties

    YES – Measure RR – BART Safety, Reliability and Traffic Relief


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