Official Endorsements for November 2009 & Early Endorsements
The following items on the November 2009 General Election Ballot were voted on by our membership at our monthly meeting on October 14, 2009, 6:00-8:00 pm, at Soluna Bar and Lounge (272 McAllister Street @ Larkin Street). Members also voted to early-endorse Kamala Harris for California Attorney General and Betty Yee for Re-Election to the State Board of Equalization.
For more information about our endorsement process, contact SFWPC Endorsements Chair, Frances Hsieh at email@example.com
Official SFWPC Endorsements
November 3, 2009 General Election
A – 2-year Budget Process
A more thoughtful approach to City budgeting, this legislation will require more long term planning, which can help offset the impact of economic downturns on funding streams for women, children’s, and family services. This measure would also better align the City’s deadlines for labor contract approvals with the City’s budget process.
B – Board of Supervisors Aides
This measure removes charter references to the number of Supervisor’s aides. This would offer greater opportunity to a key policy position and more capacity for district offices to work on policy and constituent issues.
C – Candlestick Park Naming Rights
San Francisco voters have overwhelmingly defeated this measure in the past. This measure also restricts funding to the Recreation and Park Department to an overly narrow set-aside.
D – Mid-Market Special Sign District
The committee was divided on this controversial proposal that aims to revitalize a neglected section of Market Street between 5th and 7th Streets by amending a 2002 ballot measure where that banned new commercial advertising. This proposal encourages more theater and arts uses in the mid-Market area by offering a financial incentive to property owners to rent to community/arts groups. It also puts City permitting into the hands of a private entity – the Community Benefits District Board.
E – Limiting Advertising on City Property
This measure codifies a previous voter mandate to prohibit new general advertising on City property.
June 8, 2010 Primary Election
The SFWPC Board of Directors is recommending the Early Endorsement of Kamala Harris for California Attorney General and Betty Yee for Re-Election to the California Board of Equalization. SFWPC has endorsed both of these candidates in the past and has a long history of working with them.