SFYD November 2016 Endorsements

The voting membership of SFYD has endorsed these candidates and measures for the November 8, 2016 election:


U.S. Senate 
Kamala Harris


CA State Senate District 11 
Scott Wiener 

CA State Assembly, District 17 
David Chiu 

CA State Assembly, District 19 
Phil Ting 


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


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.


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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