1. There are 10 sections to this questionnaire. Each section
corresponds with the 10 Key Values of the Green Party.
2. Each section begins with a written question and ends with several
multiple-choice questions. Please don't skip the written question.
3. The multiple-choice questions are answered by checking the box in the
appropriate column to indicate which is closest to your position
+ = Support / Agree / Yes
- = Oppose / Disagree / No
? = Undecided / Don't know / No opinion
4. The world is too complex to always break down neatly into
yes/no/maybe choices, so feel free to clarify any answers to multiple
choice questions with a few words.
Candidate Name: Angela Alioto
Phone Number: 415 484-3437
Web site: aliotoformayor.com
Name of Campaign Manager: Gian Paolo Veronese
Are you receiving public financing: Not yet,
Signed voluntary spending limit: Yes
Your 2nd, 3rd choices for Mayor: Leno, Kim
Who did you endorse for Mayor in 2015 (all 3 choices, if applicable): Ed Lee
Who did you endorse for Sheriff in 2015: Ross Mirkarimi
1) Grassroots Democracy: What are your thoughts on Instant Runoff
Voting, and District Elections? How have they worked to date? What
would you change in the future?
I supported IRV, and District Elections. Although I was elected city-wide, I recognized, even then, that the system prevented less well-capitalized campaigns from prevailing. IRV seems to be working as we had hoped it would. As the ballot argument I signed noted, at the time IRV went to the voters: “Citywide supervisors have to be accountable to their contributors, not to an identifiable district constituency of voters. District supervisors will have a better understanding of neighborhood issues.”
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[ x ] [ ] [ ] Sub-government such as Neighborhood Assemblies, Networks or District Councils
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Some commissions should be democratically elected
[ ] [ ] [ x ] The Mayor should appoint all commissioners
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Voters' right to recall elected officials
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Residency requirements for elected officials should be strictly enforced
[ ] [ x ] [ ] Ethics Commission should be disbanded
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Ethics Commission meetings should be televised
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Ethics Commission should prioritize investigating violations from well-funded campaigns
[ ] [ x ] [ ] My campaign accepts corporate contributions
[ ] [ x ] [ ] My campaign accepts contributions from paid lobbyists or related entities having any interest in City and County of San Francisco
2) Ecological Wisdom: Please outline your view of the major
environmental and ecological issues facing San Francisco and your
proposed policies to address them.
We need to transition to 100% renewable energy, and prepare for sea-rise due to global warming. City resources need to be prioritized to promote CleanPowerSF and solar power.
We need to improve bus service to entice people out of their cars and extend bike lanes to include more bike-friendly methods for getting around the city and to promote safety bicyclists and pedestrians.
We need justification for every car in the city fleet. Many city cars are not needed, (the entire first floor of white city cars parked at the Civic Center garage on any given workday, the reserved spots encircling City Hall that used to be for the public).
Every department must produce an energy reduction goal and implementation plan. I count on groups like the SF Green Party and the Sierra Club to review and provide oversight in this process. Policymakers must be committed to long-term sustainability issues at every stage of the decision-making process.
The City must set the example in energy efficient lighting systems, high efficiency heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, computerized energy management control systems, boiler efficiency improvements, energy recovery systems and building shell improvements. Our Planning Department must put Green Building at the top of the list for developments for housing and retail. Our transportation improvements must be driven by the same principles.
I am also watching the Western Shoreline Plan, I am heartened that the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed it (on first reading). The erosion of south Ocean Beach has damaged the Great Highway, resulted in the loss of beach parking, and threatens to damage the critical wastewater system infrastructure. Sea level rise and the increased frequency and severity of coastal storms anticipated due to global climate change will likely exacerbate these effects in the decades to come.
Finally, the city needs to go full force on addressing the crumbling seawall that runs from Fisherman’s Wharf to Mission Creek. As mayor, I will ensure this hugely important project gets done.
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[ x ] [ ] [ ] Phasing out all diesel buses (e.g., Muni, tour, shuttles)
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Public Power
I’m proud to have been the first elected official to call for public power. I was the first elected official to propose municipalization of the City’s electrical power system, successfully passing legislation that called for the first-ever feasibility study on public power; I successfully passed legislation to increase the franchise fee the City has with PG&E for use of the city easements - the proposed increase would have brought in over $20 million in additional revenue for the City over a two-year period (this legislation was vetoed by former Mayor Frank Jordan - we were unable to override his veto).
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Community Choice Energy should be rolled out to all SF customers this year
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Install local/regional clean energy, efficiency, and battery storage to supply 50% of our electricity by 2030
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Reducing or eliminating parking minimums in new housing and commercial developments
[ ] [ ] [ x ] As in Bayview, halt all US Navy Treasure Island transfers of lands tested by Tetra Tech, to private developers
The fraud involved in Tetra Tech’s testing is gut-wrenching. Until an independent evaluation through the Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure is completed, we cannot allow our families to occupy the homes and businesses in the area. We should require that the Navy fund the independent testing.
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Natural Areas Program
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Mass Tree Removals & Tier One herbicides should not be used in public parks
I am especially worried about Round Up, whose active ingredient, glyphosate, is the most heavily used herbicide on Earth.
[ ] [ x ] [ ] Artificial turf on City-owned athletic fields
3) Social Justice:
A) What is your assessment of homelessness in San Francisco, and what
solutions do you propose?
While the city has been effective in the past few years in helping homeless people get off the streets, they have not done enough. Temporary housing and shelters create a revolving door. Navigation centers should be scaled to meet the need in each neighborhood, rather than a one size fits all strategy across the city. Homeless individuals are able to get off the streets briefly, but there is a failure to move them forward into permanent housing and employment opportunities. Without appropriate resources, they find themselves right back out on the streets.
I will ensure:
Funds dedicated to homelessness are being spent effectively.
Build more permanent supportive housing.
Provide long term employment and mental health services.
I am proudest of my work as Chair of the Ten Year Planning council. The final report discloses that between 1994 and 2004, a total of 11,362 homeless persons were placed in the City’s permanent supportive housing programs. Of these, 10,091 were single adults and 1,271 were individuals in families. The permanent supportive housing program was successful at stabilizing homeless persons once they moved into housing. For example, across the single adult sites operated by the Human Services Agency, 94% of clients in housing at the start of FY12- 13 were still in supportive housing or other appropriate placement at the end of the year.
Through housing or family reunification, the City has helped over 19,000 individuals leave the streets. The City’s agencies must continue the Ten Year Plan’s strategies of expanding permanent supportive housing. As mayor I will reintroduce the 10 year plan and strengthen it to help our homeless neighbors move into permanent supportive housing.
I do not support “conservatorship” of homeless people and will unveil my plans, building on the success of the Ten Year plan, next week.
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[ x ] [ ] [ ] Project Homeless Connect
[ ] [x ] [ ] Care Not Cash
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Community courts
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Healthy SF
[ x ] [ ] [ ] SF's sick leave requirements
[ ] [ x ] [ ] Law against sitting down on SF sidewalks
[ x ] [ ] [ ] I support more homeless navigation centers in my neighborhood
B) What are your views on housing affordability, what public sector
strategies have worked, which have failed, and what are your proposals?
We can make significant strides in alleviating the affordability crisis by building more housing at all levels. As mayor, I will continue Mayor Lee’s commitment to build 5,000 new housing units per year. Particularly housing for low and middle income residents. Providing more middle income housing will enable our teachers, families, and first responders to live in the city where they work and remove an enormous source of stress from their daily lives
We need to build housing and expand public transit with a coordinated and intelligent strategy. We must expand transit access when building new housing. We must be open to building new housing by prioritizing density over raising height limits on new construction.
Keep the pledge - Build over 5000 homes per year.
Build affordable housing for teachers, families, and workers.
New transit lines and development go hand and hand.
We face a crisis unlike anything while I was a Supervisor.
We are on a market rate building spree, and we need all the housing we can get. But our market rate building over-exceeds the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA), while San Francisco is not meeting the housing needs of low and moderate-income households. We’ve built 217% of the market rate homes needed and only 40% of the low-income homes and 20% of the moderate-income homes needed.
The Board of Supervisors’ unanimous passage of the Inclusionary Affordable Housing Act may be significant - the highest affordable housing requirements in new development in the country - 25 percent of residential construction affordable to the majority of San Franciscans. We need to let this measure play out, not strike our CEQA and planning controls. SB 827, now in the Committee on Transportation and Housing in Sacramento, would all but abolish our land use controls. It’s too radical an attack on the affordability crisis, though well meaning.
I would also lobby the SF Retirement Board to invest in building housing in San Francisco.
We have not seen that building more housing brings down housing costs. Mayor Lee’s housing plan - to build 30,000 units by 2020 - over half of the units are built or rehabilitated, so why is the cost of housing rising? In June of 2017, George Wooding reported in the Westside Observer “Citywide, the 6,166 new affordable housing units, plus 1,838 acquisitions and rehabilitation of existing affordable units … totaled an increase of 8,004 affordable units … was offset by the loss of 4,182 affordable units due to a variety of factors (including various types of evictions, Ellis Act conversions, and other reasons). That left a new gain of 3,822 affordable units.”
We must preserve and expand the affordable housing that we have.
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[ ] [ x ] [ ] Building more market rate housing will lower housing costs for current SF residents
[ ] [ ] [ x ] Impacts of all new development should be paid for in advance by fees on developers
We have to make sure these fees are not passed on to tenants/new homeowners, especially our teachers and first responders.
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Community Land Trusts
[ ] [ x ] [ ] Rent Control is too strong
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Elected Rent Board
[ ] [ x ] [ ] HOME-SF (density bonus program)
[ ] [ X ] [ ] Ban on Airbnb and other short term rentals
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Require full disclosure of all corporate/speculative interests in parties purchasing/developing property
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Vacancy tax on empty homes
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Pied-a-terre Tax on residential property owners who do not reside in SF
[ ] [ x ] [ ] Condo conversion is currently too difficult
4) Nonviolence: What are your solutions for SFPD accountability while
making the streets safer?
Over the past few years, we have seen a significant uptick in car break-ins and property crime with no end in sight. The SFPD needs to put measures in place to reduce crime such as more security cameras (city owned and privately owned), adding more officers on foot patrol, bicycles, and more mounted police.
To protect our police officers and the public from gun-related incidents, I support equipping the police force with tasers - as long as there is mandatory, comprehensive training and education on proper use.
Criminals must be targeted and prosecuted by the District Attorney and the City Attorney needs to find ways to create civil penalties as well. I will work with the City and District Attorneys to put policies in place to ensure the city is engaging any and all avenues to make our streets safer and cleaner.
Give SFPD the tools and training to safely do their jobs.
Pressure the District Attorney to prosecute criminals.
Use innovative technology to fight crime.
Demand increased police presence.
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[ x ] [ ] [ ] Prioritize SFPD enforcement of moving violations
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Support expansion of foot patrols
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Demand stricter accountability in future MOUs with the SFPD
[ ] [ x ] [ ] The Board of Supervisors should be able to set policies and priorities for the SFPD through legislation
[ ] [ x ] [ ] Support a public safety program modeled after NYC's "Stop and Frisk."
5) Decentralization: What are your thoughts on the Kaufman Charter of 1996? Does it need revisiting?
Thank you for bring this question out of the closet! Although I voted to put it on the ballot to let the voters decide, as I wrote in my ballot argument against the adoption: (the new charter) provides too much power to the Mayor at the expense of the City’s Commissions. When power is taken from the Commissions, it is taken away from the people as well.” I stand by that statement, and find the abuse of commission’s independence, which has become commonplace, to be reprehensible.
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[ x ] [ ] [ ] Bring the Housing Authority under the Board of Supervisors
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Charter amendment allowing voters to choose the replacement of an elected official being recalled on the same ballot as the recall vote
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Immediately implement open-source voting system on the local level
San Francisco needs to take leadership in open-source voting. Nothing is more sacred than our one person, one vote system.
6) Community Based Economics: What economic policies, including taxation and land use, would you propose that would drive capital into our communities and keep that capital here for residents?
Banks create money from nothing. They can lend $10 for every dollar they hold. By charging interest on this fabricated money, banks extract much more than they lend. Since loans are marked as deposits, they can also be sold for cash. Meanwhile, governments collect taxes and deposit them in big banks. By serving as intermediaries, banks profit from investing this money or lending it. Instead of fostering community development, most bank loans benefit other financial institutions, insurance and real estate companies, hedge funds and corporate raiders. Cuts in federal housing and urban development grants have locked cities into the private banking system. Averse to raising taxes or cutting budgets, cities obtain private credit via municipal bonds or public-private deals that reward investors and can double the costs of public projects. Private banks monopolize a wealth-transfer mechanism that enriches their executives and shareholders at taxpayer expense. San Francisco can learn a great deal from North Dakota, an unlikely sounding source, but one where the Public Bank has sustained the residents for almost 100 years (1919). Resident farmers revolted against high interest rates for seed money and they started their own bank, Bank of North Dakota, to invest in their communities. And it’s still going strong.
We also need to keep the public’s private funds in their pockets. I oppose the use of fines and fees to pay for City services. These disproportionately affect the most vulnerable.
We need to do for every business what the present administration has been willing to do for Twitter, or for Ron Conway.
San Francisco needs to invest its limited resources in diverse business opportunities rather than blindly follow a trend, which is the lesson learned from the dot com bust. Welcoming and working with diverse industries and businesses, we can rebuild San Francisco's economic base much like Seattle reinvigorated its economy after the collapse of its airline industry. Over reliance on any one industry, no matter how lucrative, makes us vulnerable. On the other hand, tourism is a constant exception, which I don't include in these remarks.
I have grave concerns about the way we have been doing business, especially in the last several years. The city has become a laughing stock of corruption, mismanagement and waste. Scandals, which - six years ago, would have been considered unspeakable atrocities are now accepted as normal and commonplace. As I move around this City and talk to people from every corner and neighborhood the message always comes back to the same thing. Clean house Angela! That's what I'm hearing everywhere. Clean house. I think San Franciscans are sick of distrusting our government and we won't tolerate it. I'm listening to people from every part of the City, I'm not just talking. And I'm hearing it over and over again.
We also need to make living here less expensive. Considering the state of retail and the empty storefronts and commercial space in the City, the rise of online shopping, I would like to hear from the builders, why they are resistant to goals like 50% affordable housing, with a minimum of 33% affordable housing for lower income households (up to 60% AMI), and another 17% for middle- income?
It is time for a San Francisco renaissance. We will begin by admitting that we have a serious problem. We need to manage restore fiscal accountability. It’s all about integrity and leadership, not politics.
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[ x ] [ ] [ ] Legislation limiting formula retail outlets/chain stores
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Conditional Use permit required for big box stores
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Municipal broadband as a public utility
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Neighborhood cooperatives prioritized as a local supply chain for legalized marijuana
[ x ] [ ] [ ] I support recreational marijuana stores opening in my neighborhood
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Local hiring requirements should be enforced and expanded to include private projects
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Conversion of some golf courses into soccer fields
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Prop 13 limits on tax increases should apply only to residential properties
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Commercial Rent Control
7) Feminism: Do you believe women are underrepresented in city government? If so, why do you believe this is the case? Is this a bad thing, and if so, what would you do to remedy the situation?
Yes, though I consider myself an equalist rather than a feminist. As a national trial attorney fighting for equality, whether it is against Mary Kay Cosmetics for disability when my client was pregnant and had breast cancer, or fighting for 23 African American men against Wonder Bread, I fight for equality for all, not just any one group. When I was named one of California’s top 30 women lawyers, I was honored, but reminded them that if they had done the top 30 lawyers, many of the names would have been the same! I won the largest race verdict in the history of our nation and was nominated National Trial Lawyer of the year 2001.
When I wrote the San Francisco Hate crime legislation in 1992, I made sure that “gender” is included in the definition.
I appeal to the voters of San Francisco to take women into consideration. I tend to support women candidates over men because I believe the City is better represented when women are elected to serve in equal numbers, we haven’t had a woman in room 400 since Dianne Feinstein.
I will also ensure that the diversity of San Francisco is represented in all appointments I make to City Commissions and Boards. Those bodies serve as a place to groom new young leaders and we need to ensure the future leaders of our great city reflect the diversity of our population.
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[ x ] [ ] [ ] The City should help SFUSD provide child care for children of working parents
[ x ] [ ] [ ] The DPH should provide reproductive health services
[ ] [ x ] [ ] Require parental consent for minors seeking an abortion
[ ] [ x ] [ ] Require parental notification for minors seeking an abortion
8) Respect for Diversity: Tell us what you believe are the best and the worst aspects of San Francisco's diversity. How would you try to protect the best while trying to change the worst?
The best investment we can make is education for all, it is a great equalizer. This is a very high priority for me. As Mayor I will work with parents, educators, and Superintendent Matthews to ensure we are doing all we can to expand upon programs at SFUSD that are currently working and also engage additional programs in order to close the opportunity and achievement gaps for students of color. All programs put to use must be available to those with the most need and be focused on creating opportunities for students of color to succeed and be able to provide the tools and support for their success. I am encouraged by the slight gains in graduation rates and increased math scores as a result of the engagement of the My Brother and Sister’s Keeper Community Challenge. But, we must also seek and consider putting into practice additional methods such as personalized and project-based learning in order to close those gaps.
As we know, there are many students, however, who are at a disadvantage due to issues at home that are beyond their control. The children facing those difficulties could certainly flourish if additional support was available. I will support educators and administrators as they work with families to try to create stable and supportive homes for students and will fully support district efforts to provide educators with tools such as additional tutors, para educators, and mental health professionals with multidisciplinary learning experience that will help students of color achieve success
I am also heartened by Free City, and the allocation approved within the past two years must be renewed and that’s coming up soon. Livelihoods and families are depending on a quick solution and we can’t put them at risk. However, in order for all San Franciscans to enjoy the benefits of Free City for generations to come, we need to have an honest understanding of the original scope and intention of the program. Supervisor Kim’s previous legislative accomplishment in identifying transfer taxes as a revenue source was truly remarkable but in trying to match the incredibly successful model of Nordic countries that also offer free community college, we did not implement the foundational structure that ensures their solvency, namely the “last dollar program” aspect.
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[ x ] [ ] [ ] Multilingual government and public education
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Undocumented immigrants should have equal access to education and health care
[ ] [ ] [ x ] Non-citizen residents should be able to vote in all local elections
While we need to empower non-citizens, I worry that this will become an expensive legal entanglement.
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Full rights for transgender persons
[ ] [ x ] [ ] Boards and commissions now reflect the ethnic diversity of San Francisco
[ ] [ x ] [ ] Boards and commissions now reflect the political diversity of San Francisco
[ x ] [ ] [ ] My campaign reflects the diversity of San Francisco
9) Global and Personal Responsibility:
A) What are your thoughts on the Board of Supervisors taking positions on state, national and
It is important to allow free speech to our supervisors. When I was the only supervisor speaking up about secondhand smoke the pressure came from every quarter to sit down and shut up. I persisted, I am so proud that 25 years ago, I wrote the first legislation in the country to ban smoking in buildings, legislation that has gone around the world. San Francisco is the conscience of the United States. For the last 50 years our city has set the tone and much of the agenda for social progress. What starts here often travels across the nation and I firmly believe San Francisco’s elected leaders should continue to push the envelope to advance progressive San Francisco values across the nation and the around the globe.
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[ ] [ x ] [ ] City government cooperating with the PATRIOT Act
[ ] [ x ] [ ] City government cooperating with ICE/Secure Communities
I’m also proud to have authored the first Sanctuary City laws in the country.
[ x ] [ ] [ ] City government should boycott Israel until it complies with UN resolutions
[ x ] [ ] [ ] SF supervisors should take a position on offshore oil drilling outside CA
B) Please describe how you make your political decisions. What is the main basis for your decision making (e.g., consultation with your constituents, political consultants, colleagues, unions, businesses, donors, or your gut feelings)?
It’s talking with people, I believe in the competent citizens of San Francisco to oversee their own governance. That’s why I convened the San Franciscans for Sunshine in my law offices, and worked to create the Sunshine Ordinance. I supported last year’s attempt by that same group to update and strengthening it, though it failed to get the signatures, or to entice four Supervisors to put it on the ballot. (Of the Supervisors who refused, two are current candidates for Mayor)
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[ ] [ x ] [ ] Fleet Week and the Blue Angels flyover
As a city of refuge for immigrants who have experienced the terror of the real assault from these machines, I am out of excuses. Besides I have two sensitive dogs.
[ ] [ x ] [ ] In a severe recession, environmental regulations should be suspended to create jobs
[ ] [ ] [ x ] Business taxes are too high
I have been supportive of raising business taxes in the past, but do not favor such a move when the budget is not balanced, unless an emergency arises and protections can be built-in for small businesses and Mom and Pop operations. As an elected official and private citizen, I fought to provide resources for services. I supported an increase in the property transfer tax in 1994 to generate needed revenues to protect health services; I supported the establishment of a “transit assessment district” to fund MUNI; In 1994, I fought to increase the current franchise fee agreement between the City and PG$E (the franchise fee was set in 1939 and has not been increased since). According to the Board’s budget analyst, my proposed increase would have generated approximately $29.5 million over a two-year period. If we were to increase the fee to today’s national average, we would generate much more than the $29.5 million estimated in 1996. I have also been a strong advocate for the municipalization of our electrical system. I first began working on this issue in the late 80's. I fought for a feasibility study that would determine what would be needed to accomplish municipalization. Public power would generate millions of dollars for the general fund and provide cleaner and less expensive services to the residents of San Francisco.
I do want to stress with regard to these tax questions, however, that I firmly believe there is so much waste in our budget, that upon analysis, such waste -once rooted out- will adequately address our budget needs. I plan on spending my first 80 days in office proving that concept.
10) Sustainability: What does the Transit First City Charter provision mean to you? How has Transit First fared in recent years, and how would you enforce that Charter Provision if elected?
Transit First is one of the most serious commitments the City has ever undertaken, and among my highest priorities. However, I do believe that it has to be updated and revised. I believe we need to move, finally, on the Geary Light Rail Project and must complete the Central Subway, these two projects will make the biggest impact on downtown traffic and improve the quality of everyone’s transportation experience in San Francisco.
I do not support increasing fares, which only decreases ridership. I support a Citywide parking permit that each automobile must display similar to those for certain neighborhoods. Funds from these permits could be used to promote better public transportation.
But I rely on the Citizens Advisory Council of the MTA to be the public eyes and ears for the nuts-and-bolts decisions that need to be made. I am a good listener and I know and trust many of the individuals who are on that Council, Dan Murphy and Sue Vaughn are a few who come to mind. Though I don’t know everyone on the CAC, with knowledgeable people like that keeping the Agency on the right track, I feel comfortable.
Uber and Lyft have shifted our traffic landscape, and there are studies that wherever there is a concentration of congested traffic there are air quality issues. This is significant especially if this concentration of traffic is in residential neighborhoods because people’s health is affected where they sleep, eat and live due to poorer air quality. There seems to be no regulation of these services, so how can we know the quality of their vehicles and how their presence is affecting air quality. I admit that if the drivers were unionized, I might have a more favorable view of the services they provide. I believe there are lawsuits and will be many more to sort out the services - so it will all hang on the deliberations and decisions that will clarify. I certainly think the taxi medallion owners are feeling the worst effects, and our elected officials need to consider their status and ameliorate the problem.
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[ x ] [ ] [ ] Muni should be funded sufficiently to replace most car use, and be free to the rider
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Downtown Transit Assessment Tax to support Muni
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Citywide Transit Assessment Tax to support Muni
[ x ] [ ] [ ] More weekend closures of streets in/near my neighborhood to cars (e.g., Car-Free GGP)
[ x ] [ ] [ ] State law change that lets bicycles treat stop signs as yield signs and red lights as stop signs
[ ] [ ] [ x ] I ride Muni, bicycle and/or walk instead of driving on a regular basis
I have always done so before a major accident, and am working-out to rebuild my mobility to resume my usual modes of transportation.
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Bus Rapid Transit expanded to all major transit corridors in SF
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Car hailing services like Uber and Lyft should be regulated as taxis, or banned
[ ] [ x ] [ ] Allow residents to park on the sidewalk without getting a ticket, unless their neighbors complain
[ ] [ ] [ x ] Congestion pricing for parking
I don’t understand how this would work. I think San Franciscans are overly fined. I will not allow the current use of fines and fees to fuel our budget.
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Power more City vehicles using biofuels (e.g., corn-based ethanol)
[ ] [ x ] [ ] Residents should be allowed to park in the street in front of their own driveway for free
[ ] [ x ] [ ] Support expanding parking meter hours to include later evening hours and weekends
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Remove parking spots and car lanes to create dedicated bike and bus lanes or wider sidewalks
With the caveat that public testimony should always be taken into consideration in decisions affecting residents.
Your positions on selected current and past Propositions:
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[ x ] [ ] [ ] June 2018 Eviction Defense
I am proud that I was one of the six Supervisors who voted for rent control when Dianne Feinstein was replaced with Harry Britt - giving the board its landmark tenant victory. I also continue to support tenant issues on: vacancy control, pass-throughs, means testing, etc. I am in support of the current efforts by tenant advocates to require the City to provide lawyers to those who are being evicted. Renters often have no resources for attorney’s fees. And I believe it will prevent homelessness and save the City money in the long run. I circulated the petition at my law firm and at public events to get it on the ballot. I am open to any effort we can effect to curb evictions-for-profit.
[ x ] [ ] [ ] June 2018 Tasers for SFPD
In a recent poll of San Franciscans 78% of those polled support equipping police officers with tasers. But only with adequate tools and training. Police officers should receive extensive training on the use of tasers and have clear protocols in place regarding the use of them
[ ] [ x ] [ ] Nov 2016 Prohibiting tents on public sidewalks
We must never regard poverty as a crime, but as an indication that this wealthy City is not providing alternatives. My Ten Year Plan proved that we can provide alternatives and we will again.
[ ] [ x ] [ ] Nov 2016 Neighborhood crime unit
[ ] [ x ] [ ] Nov 2016 Vacancy appointments
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Nov 2016 16-17 y.o. voting, local elections
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Nov 2016 Non-citizen voting, school board
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Nov 2016 Prop 62 (Ending Death Penalty)
[ x ] [ ] [ ] June 2016 Prop B (Rec and Park legislation)
[ x ] [ ] [ ] 2015 Prop F (Short Term Rental Regulation)
[ x ] [ ] [ ] 2015 Prop I (Mission Luxury Housing Moratorium)
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Nov 2014 Prop H (Natural Grass in Parks)
[ x ] [ ] [ ] June 2014 Prop B (Waterfront Height Limits)
[ ] [ x ] [ ] 2011 Prop C (Mayor's Pension measure)
[ ] [ x ] [ ] 2011 Prop D (Adachi's Pension measure)
[ ] [x ] [ ] 2010 Prop L (Ban on Sitting on Sidewalks)
[ x ] [ ] [ ] 2010 Prop M (Foot Patrols)
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