San Francisco Green Party Public Defender Candidate Questionnaire 2019

Due Date: Thurs, Sep 12


Candidate Name: Mano Raju
Phone Number: 510-761-0472
Web site: www.votemano.com
E-mail: mano@votemano.com
Name of Campaign Manager: Marc Powell
Signed voluntary spending limit: n/a
Major Endorsements: SF League of Pissed Off Voters, Matt Gonzalez, Brendon Woods
Who did you endorse for Mayor in 2018 (all 3 choices, if applicable): n/a
Who did you endorse for Mayor in 2015 (all 3 choices, if applicable): n/a
Who did you endorse for Sheriff in 2015: n/a

1) Who else have you endorsed in other contests (this year or next)?

Ive Lee

2) What do you think of the Death Penalty?

The Death Penalty must be abolished.

3) What do you think of SF closing our Juvenile Hall?

Agree

4) What do you think of current police staffing levels?

The public defender's office should have a budget commensurate to
other agencies like SFPD which boasts a budget of over $600 million.
Staffing levels should be scaled back.

5) What do you think of closing 850 Bryant?

Agree

Your positions (at the time) on selected current and past Propositions
(skip any for which you didn't live or vote in SF, or didn't take
a position at the time):
+ - : [ ] [ - ] [ ] Nov 2019 Prop C (Vaping regulations)
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Nov 2019 Prop D (Uber/Lyft tax)

[ + ] [ ] [ ] June 2018 Prop F (Eviction Defense)
[ ] [ - ] [ ] June 2018 Prop H (Tasers for SFPD)

[ ] [ - ] [ ] Nov 2016 Prop D (Vacancy appointments)
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Nov 2016 Prop F (16-17 y.o. voting, local elections)
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Nov 2016 Prop N (Non-citizen voting, school board)
[ ] [ - ] [ ] Nov 2016 Prop Q (Prohibiting tents on
public sidewalks)
[ ] [ - ] [ ] Nov 2016 Prop R (Neighborhood crime units)
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Nov 2016 Prop 62 (Ending Death Penalty)

[ + ] [ ] [ ] June 2016 Prop B (Rec and Park legislation)

[ + ] [ ] [ ] 2015 Prop F (Short Term Rental Regulation)
[ + ] [ ] [ ] 2015 Prop I (Mission Luxury Housing Moratorium)

[ + ] [ ] [ ] Nov 2014 Prop H (Natural Grass in Parks)
[ + ] [ ] [ ] June 2014 Prop B (Waterfront Height Limits)

[ ] [ - ] [ ] 2011 Prop C (Mayor's Pension measure)
[ ] [ - ] [ ] 2011 Prop D (Adachi's Pension measure)

[ ] [ - ] [ ] 2010 Prop L (Ban on Sitting on Sidewalks)
[ ] [ - ] [ ] 2010 Prop M (Foot Patrols)


Due Date: Thurs, Sep 12, 11:59 pm.

Please submit by email to cc@sfgreens.org. For more information, call
Erika McDonald at 415-337-1499. Please return your answers in plain
text (not HTML, PDF, or Word format), so that we can post all
candidates' answers in the same format.

The SF Green Party will invite all candidates who return completed
questionnaires on time to speak and answer questions at our candidate
forum and endorsement meeting (scheduled for Wed, Sep 18 from 6:30 - 9
pm). Please note the earlier start time. We hope to finish all
candidate interviews by around 8. If you need to schedule a
particular time slot, or if you are unable to make the meeting, please
be in touch with us at cc@sfgreens.org. Otherwise, we'll interview
candidates as you arrive. Our forum and endorsement meeting will take
place at the Redstone Building, Room 305. The Redstone is located at
2940 16th Street (between Mission and South Van Ness, 1 block from 16th St BART).

Completed questionnaires will be posted on our website,
http://sfgreenparty.org.