San Francisco Green Party Supervisor Candidate Questionnaire 2020
Due Date: July 14


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.

John Avalos
Rosa Shields

Are you receiving public financing: Yes
Signed voluntary spending limit: Yes
2nd, 3rd endorsements in District: No
Major Endorsements:
Incumbent Supervisor whose votes most reflect your values: Hillary Ronen
Incumbent whose votes least reflect your values: Catherine Stefani
If the election were held today, who would you support as Board President: Haven't thought about it but could support Ronen, Haney, Mar, Preston
Who would be your second and third choices:
Who did you endorse for Mayor in 2019 Tom Ammiano
Who did you endorse for Mayor in 2018 Jane Kim, Mark Leno, Amy Farah Weiss
Who did you endorse for Mayor in 2015 Francisco Herrera, Amy Farah Weiss, Brokeass Stuart
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?

Your response:

I am in favor of IRV and District Elections. I believe district elections have made more democratic our elections in San Francisco diminishing the power of machine politics. With District Elections and IRV neighborhoods have a greater say and everyday people have a greater chance of getting elected. In D11, Distict Elections have ushered in a whole new constituency that can have a greater voice at City Hall. However, the current incumbent has shunned the voice of working people that has been built in favor of the part of the district that wishes to stay close to the power of the Mayor.

Multiple choice questions:
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[ + ] [ ] [ ] Sub-government such as Neighborhood Assemblies, Networks or District Councils
[ ? ] [ ] [ ] Some commissions should be democratically elected
[ ] [ - ] [ ] The Mayor should appoint all commissioners
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Voters' right to recall elected officials
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Residency requirements for elected officials should be strictly enforced
[ ] [ - ] [ ] Ethics Commission should be disbanded
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Ethics Commission meetings should be televised
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Ethics Commission should prioritize investigating violations from well-funded campaigns
[ ] [ - ] [ ] My campaign accepts corporate contributions
[ ] [ - ] [ ] 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.

Your response:

During my time in office, I have been on the forefront of implementing greater environmental standards for the city and the Bay Area. I fought for 10 years to establish the CleanPowerSF program, fought for greater environmental scrutiny of the Lennar developments, served on the Bay Area Air Quality Management District where I fought for caps on CO2 emissions at Bay Area refineries including Chevron, strengthened the City's Climate Action Plan and passed the Bay Area Air Quality Management District Climate Action Plan. As Supervisor I fought for years to have the City retirement board divest from fossil fuels. My last piece of legislation put a final end to Chevron's extraction of fossil fuels on City owned land in Kern County. As Supervisor, I will fight to establish a local Green New Deal. I support the City and County purchasing PG&E facilities and transmission lines to establish public power.

Multiple choice questions:
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[ + ] [ ] [ ] Phasing out all diesel buses (e.g., Muni, tour, shuttles)
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Public Power
[ + ] [ ] [ ] City should take over PG&E distribution in SF
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Reducing or eliminating parking minimums in new housing and commercial developments
[ + ] [ ] [ ] As in Bayview, halt all US Navy Treasure Island transfers of lands tested by Tetra Tech, to private developers
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Natural Areas Program
[ ] [ - ] [ ] Tree Removals
[ ] [ - ] [ ] Use of Tier One herbicides in public parks
[ ] [ ] [ ? ] Addition of SF Groundwater to City's potable supply
[ ] [ ] [ ? ] Artificial turf on City-owned athletic fields
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Managed retreat and Coastal Zone protection in response to Global Warming  Between erosion, rising sea levels, and the possibility of earthquake affecting the waterfront or other coastal areas of the city, it's vitally important that a proactive plan for a managed retreat, as well as whatever protections we can put in place to delay these processes- the city has not done enough to plan for future changes to the environment.

3) Social Justice: A) What is your assessment of homelessness in San Francisco, and what solutions do you propose?

Your response:

Homelessness has worsened in recent years. The Mayor's Office has been unwilling to devote adequate resources to homelessness and has an oxymoronic approach that consists of the forcible removal of street and sidewalk dwelling residents without an alternative provision of housing. I support social housing to ensure that everyone can be housed. I have fought for progressive tax measures to pay for housing and will fight for a public bank in SF so that it can be used a tool for changing the financing structure for housing to take the profit motive out of housing development and finance affordable housing in large numbers.

Multiple choice questions:
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[ ] [ ] [ ? ] Project Homeless Connect
[ ] [ - ] [ ] Care Not Cash
[ ] [ - ] [ ] Community courts
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Healthy SF
[ + ] [ ] [ ] SF's sick leave requirements
[ ] [ - ] [ ] Law against sitting down on SF sidewalks: Before leaving office in 2016 I was active in pushing for a repeal, and was a vocal opponent of Prop L.
[ ] [ ] [ ? ] More Homeless Counts: Anti-homeless attitudes in government have often meant that counts are done inaccurately, and have been used as a weapon to stoke fears and animosity. That being said more frequent and accurate homeless counts will be necessary to grasp the scope of the problem, and to successfully argue for the funding and level of priority needed to address it. My answer reflects my desire to ensure that these efforts are conducted correctly and compassionately.
[ + ] [ ] [ ] I support more homeless navigation centers in my district: The number of unhoused people in D11 has risen in recent years without a commensurate increase in services, especially during the pandemic. I favor a navigation Center in each district.

B) What are your views on housing affordability, what public sector strategies have worked, which have failed, and what are your proposals?

Your response:

I seek to make a new public health "affordability first" housing standard for all housing in SF. Family Housing should be no available to all households of all incomes but be no more costly than what a muni operator with a household of 4 can pay for. I am in favor of community land trusts and social housing, supported by a public bank, and support all efforts to raise the percentage of affordable units required.

Multiple choice questions:
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[ ] [ - ] [ ] Building more market rate housing will lower housing costs for current SF residents
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Impacts of all new development should be paid for in advance by fees on developers
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Community Land Trusts
[ ] [ - ] [ ] Rent Control is too strong
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Elected Rent Board
[ ] [ ] [ ? ] HOME-SF (density bonus program): While I'm not opposed to greater density in the service of housing, I do feel that home SF dispenses with some environmentally desirable regulations without securing as much affordable housing as possible. I would like to see a greater ratio of affordability, and of neighborhood liveability/environmental protections.

[ + ] [ ] [ ] Social Housing (similar to
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Ban on Airbnb and other short term rentals: I was one of only four supervisors who voted against the 2014 measure to legalize short term rentals which had been illegal but widespread by Airbnbs, and a leading proponent of the 2016 measure to restrict the length of short term rentals thereafter. During my time in office I was one of the most active voices in local governance against Airbnb's legislative agenda and its effects on the city and renters.
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Require full disclosure of all corporate/speculative interests in parties purchasing/developing property: The purchase of property by opaque LLCs and other means of hiding the source of capital is a particular problem in D11, and in my prior terms in office I have fought often and early against predatory speculation and development.
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Vacancy tax on empty homes
[ +] [ ] [ ] Pied-a-terre Tax on residential property owners who do not reside in SF
[ ] [ - ] [ ] Condo conversion is currently too difficult
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Eliminating transfer of entitlements in real estate transfers
[ +] [ ] [ ] #30RightNow - Fully funding direct access to housing for tenants in supportive housing, to lower rents to 30% of their income

4) Nonviolence: What are your solutions for SFPD accountability while making the streets safer?

Your response:

Defunding and demilitarizing the police. Shifting public safety work to prevention efforts rooted in community wellbeing -- access to housing; job training and employment; healthcare, mental healthcare, and behavioral health care. Create more independent and transparent investigatory body over police misconduct. Remove qualified immunity and prosecute officers who violate the public trust and create a mechanism for restorative justice.

Multiple choice questions:
+ - ?
[ ] [ ] [ ? ] Prioritize SFPD enforcement of moving violations
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Support expansion of foot patrols: If the choice is between a budget spent on car versus foot patrols, or foot patrols versus money for militarized response, I will always favor shifting resources to foot patrols, but I feel that the national conversation has moved to a point where expanding police presence should be prevented.
[ +] [ ] [ ] Demand stricter accountability in future MOUs with the SFPD
[ + ] [ ] [ ] The Board of Supervisors should be able to set policies and priorities for the SFPD through legislation
[ ] [ - ] [ ] Support a public safety program modeled after NYC's "Stop and Frisk"
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Prosecution of SFPD Officers involved in fatal shooting deaths of San Francisco residents
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Demilitarize SFPD - Removal of tactical military weapons (e.g., tear gas, assault rifles) and vehicles from SFPD's arsenal/fleet
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Defund SFPD - Commit to permanent reduction of the number of SFPD officers

5) Decentralization: What are your thoughts on the Kaufman Charter of 1996? Does it need revisiting?

Your response:

The Kaufman Charter is really the Willie Brown Charter of 1996, creating a strong mayor form of government, rife with abuse. I support greater involvement of the BoS in setting department policy and would like to eliminate the ability of the Mayor to fill vacancies and to seek to the removal elected officials from office.

Multiple choice questions:
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[ ] [ ] [ ? ] Bring the Housing Authority under the Board of Supervisors
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Will you create formal district councils to advise you?
[ ] [ ] [ ? ] Charter amendment allowing voters to choose the replacement of an elected official being recalled on the same ballot as the recall vote
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Immediately implement open-source voting system on the local level: Our democratic process has many opportunities for modernization which would improve turnout and accuracy by making it easier to vote; broadly I am in favor of any policies which will protect and expand the practical franchise.

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?

Your response:

At a time of incredibly high corporate pressure, the policy of San Francisco has too often been to sell public land and assets to developers, and to incentivize businesses with tax breaks and other giveaways meant to ultimately expand our revenue, but which ultimately never return to the public.
I favor an overall move towards policy which retains city and ultimately social ownership- either by lease, or by community land trusts. Public land should be 100% affordable in perpetuity.
A key necessity for this will be the creation of a public bank, which will end the practice of city funds being banked with corporations like Bank of America which beyond investing in things like private prisons and firearms manufacturing ultimately use the fees charged to lend and invest in predatory businesses and development which lessen rather than increase community and city ownership.
A public bank would allow us to potentially adopt a "mandate system" not unlike the Federal Reserve, which could put the growth of local ownership and wellbeing ahead of quarterly profit, and issue low or zero interest loans to community members, as well as issuing loans to the city for major infrastructure, housing, or any other sort of project without fear of repossession, and allow is to continue to pursue bold public policy without fear of defaulting on loans in an economic downturn. Loans to local small businesses in line with democratically decided priorities are also a possibility that would allow us to grow without fear of undue influence by out of town boards of directors, or foreclosure/repossession by banks in an economic downturn.
I also favor policies of investment in our local communities, particularly African American and immigrant communities, and an emphasis in tax and funding for cooperative and worker owned businesses, paired with stronger enforcement of labor laws for workers citywide.
Reform based around the corporate tax breaks of the Trump Administration, local tax breaks for developers and tech companies, and the closure of loopholes around property taxes are all sources of revenue that should be pursued by the Board of Supervisors in the near future to enable us to make the investments needed in public infrastructure, education, housing, and community investment that need to happen.
Municipal ownership of public services like PG&E should be pursued not conceded, and the expansion of public or municipal ownership into areas like public WiFi should be considered; I am in favor of reversing privatization not continuing it- for areas of universal need, or which affect our environment, the public good not quarterly profits should not be what dictate these decisions.

Multiple choice questions:
+ - ?
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Legislation limiting formula retail outlets/chain stores
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Conditional Use permit required for big box stores
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Municipal broadband as a public utility
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Neighborhood cooperatives prioritized as a local supply chain for legalized marijuana
[ + ] [ ] [ ] I support recreational marijuana stores opening in my district
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Local hiring requirements should be enforced and expanded to include private projects
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Conversion of some golf courses into soccer fields
[ + ] [ ] [ ] 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?

Your response:

Our board of Supervisors contains eight men to three women at the moment, and our local government while headed by a woman and containing a greater percentage of women than many other localities, still does not reflect proportional representation relative to the population of San Francisco.
As Supervisor I have had, (and hope to regain)the power to bring women into city hall, while pursuing policies that broaden women's rights, representation, and economic power. Our city departments are notorious for not hiring women of color, and for not giving them the chance to advance. I will work with our department of human resources and Department of Racial Equity to ensure there are strong metrics to hire and advance women in city government. I am particularly eager to pursue the Repeal of prop 209, which would allow Affirmative Action to return to California which would give SF greater tools for women to be hired, advanced, etc. I feel the responsibility of any person of conscience is towards equity, and the maximum inclusion of female identifying persons in my office, in my appointments, and in my policy. I've helped to establish equity policies in my labor work and as a Supervisor previously as I did with AFT2121 and several other unions, in having a 75% female team of legislative aides, and in choosing a woman to manage my current campaign, to name just a few examples.

Multiple choice questions:
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[ + ] [ ] [ ] The City should help SFUSD provide child care for children of working parents
[ + ] [ ] [ ] The DPH should provide reproductive health services
[ ] [ - ] [ ] Require parental consent for minors seeking an abortion
[ ] [ - ] [ ] 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?

Your response:

San Francisco's diversity- its protections for the vulnerable, the inclusion of our governance, and its commitments to local hiring, to name just a few are the things that I'm proud to have supported and protected.
However, in every category imaginable, there is more work to be done. Several chief issues are displacement and the economics behind it, a failure to stand up to federal pressure to accept their unconscionable policies, and the racism of our police and justice systems.
The duty of any local governance should be the wellbeing of its residents, and too often our governance has chosen the path of trading our residents (who have come here because there is nowhere else with the same communities or protections) with wealthier ones from elsewhere in the country. A public and affordable housing policy based around constructing the affordable units we need, the affordability of our neighborhoods, and targeted policy to protect specific communities being driven out are all preconditions for any long term survival of San Francisco's diversity.
This should be combined with the protection and expansion of local hiring laws, cultural district protections and a commitment to equity and access in public and higher education. Labor protections for the undocumented, gig economy workers, restaurant or service workers, and minimum wage workers everywhere are also necessary.
Policies like expanding the right of immigrants to vote in local elections will also be key if we are to achieve a non-paternalistic relationship with those who come here from around the world, and move forward into full representation in our political process.
The threats to our federal funding, visa processes, Sanctuary City status, and more from the Trump Administration (as well as proceeding and future administrations) need to be a high priority for our city attorneys, District Attorney, and in our relationships to Sacramento as well. Combatting I.C.E. and other agents of systemic racism need to be a priority in deed as well as word. I'm proud to have led the adoption of our Sanctuary City policy before leaving office, but that is still only a start.
It is also of the utmost moral and practical agencies that we lead the country in dismantling the militarized police and prison-industrial complexes; reducing our jails, defunding and totally rethinking policing, and using civilian/governmental oversight aggressively to investigate, punish, and end police misconduct. All of our stated virtues are a sham so long as our jails and courts are full of African American, LatinX, and other minority groups. I have been pursuing the closure of jails, and the reform of police for decades now; and now that the window of discussion has at least for now shifted, it is vital that our governance matches our statements. We must put an end to this period of American history definitively.

Multiple choice questions:
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[ + ] [ ] [ ] Multilingual government and public education
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Undocumented immigrants should have equal access to education and health care
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Non-citizen residents should be able to vote in all local elections
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Full rights for transgender persons
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Boards and commissions now reflect the ethnic diversity of San Francisco
[ ] [ - ] [ ] Boards and commissions now reflect the political diversity of San Francisco
[ + ] [ ] [ ] 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 international issues?

Your response:

The Board of Supervisors, and local governance at large has a profound responsibility to serve as intermediaries between our constituents and broader governance.
Our most pressing local issues; housing, educational funding, criminal justice reform, and most importantly, Covid-19 response- all need action (and funding) beyond what we can do locally. Our capacity to pass parcel taxes and bonds for instance can not raise enough revenue to build the affordable housing we need, which is used as pretext for the sale of public lands to developers for mixed rate housing when we know that we are building more than enough market rate housing and not nearly enough affordable housing. City College was able to receive stabilization funding thanks in large part to Mark Leno's actions at the state level. Our environmental and public health needs require action from the state and nation that our federal leadership is unwilling in many cases to grant.
A bold vision for San Francisco, including a Green new Deal, affordable housing, and public banks will need broader support- but as a charter city, we have incredible power to act to set these things in motion as a vanguard, and lead the broader adoption that we will ultimately need.
As a city of immigrants, LGBTQA's from around the world, and as a city with a history of progressive achievements in advance the rest of the country, we also have an obligation to both demonstrate in our actions, and to advocate to the world and public on any issues affecting our constituents.
Therefore, I am absolutely in favor of Supervisors adopting both public stances on national issues, and in using their positions to work to create the support from state and national legislators.
The United States is an imperial power, and its use of force and tax money to support itself in that aggression around the world denies all residents the services like medicine, education, and more that we deserve. As Supervisor I never shied away from inveighing against this, and intend to continue, now more than ever. For instance, I passed a resolution against the IDF's attack of a relief ship bound for Gaza, called the Freedom Flotilla Resolution and intend to take every opportunity to assert the values of San Francisco in contrast if need be to national policy. After that resolution, an opening was created for discourse around Israel and Palestine that has lived on to this day, of which I am proud.

Multiple choice questions:
+ - ?
[ ] [ - ] [ ] City government cooperating with the PATRIOT Act
[ ] [ - ] [ ] City government cooperating with ICE/Secure Communities
[ + ] [ ] [ ] City government should boycott Israel until it complies with UN resolutions
[ ] [ ] [ ? ] 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)?

Your Response:

My campaign co-governance structure is reflection of and microcosm of how I've operated in office- in the future I will continue this to hold monthly discussions of significant Board of Supervisors votes, so that I can reach a collective decision with core supporters and District residents- I have only been elected through a community, and I view my obligation in office as honoring that.
I also greatly appreciate the values of the Green Party and their ten-point platform, and intend to use a principled value system to determine my stances; I'm committed to using a public process to decide controversial issues.
My decisions reflect in large part the priorities of my constituency, as expressed by community groups, individuals, and my own experience as a longtime resident. As a union representative throughout most of my adult life, and a former social worker much of my decision making is also reflective of my history as a member of and advocate of the labor movement.
Informed personal conviction is the beginning of governance, but in order to be truly responsive as a representative requires you to constantly seek out information- whether that be the information collected by the city, journalism, or the experience of experts. Like any bargaining process, when creating or advocating for legislation I reach for the most substantive outcomes for my district and city rather than compromising beforehand; and revise only when exigencies or expert opinions dictate it.

Multiple choice questions:
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[ ] [ -] [ ] Fleet Week and the Blue Angels flyover
[ ] [ - ] [ ] In a severe recession, environmental regulations should be suspended to create jobs
[ ] [ - ] [ ] Business taxes are too high

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?

Your response:

The Transit First provision is one of our city's best guiding principles, and I view it as one of the first principles of civic governance. As I see it, there are a number of areas in which it has not been upheld to the fullest.
The advent of the use of bus lanes and stops by technology companies and others remains a pressing issue, and the dominance of Lyft, Uber, and other rideshare companies are a major threat. Moreover, the pattern of development in the city has often meant that large new constructions go up without sufficient expansion of the bus lanes, bike lanes, and other transit needed.
What we are seeing is the expansion of private, exclusive usage of what are meant to be public features, and the erosion of public transportation coverage (and public demand for it) as rideshares obviate the need for it for wealthier residents.
Beyond the predatory practices towards customers and especially their drivers, rideshares are eroding our public transit while excluding anyone who cannot afford them or who does not have a smartphone, while adding enormously to the number of cars on our streets despite otherwise productive work towards gradually lessening them.
To combat this, in addition to holding them accountable in legislation to fair business practices, payment of taxes, access, and cost, I favor the robust expansion of bus lines and new Bart construction, combined with moving towards a free Muni; fares make up only a portion of the expense, and the effect is a de facto regressive tax on those who use them.
Overall, we need to continue moving towards a car free future in our public transit, and- the current trends are not leading in that direction.
Transit First is easy to say, but hard to live up to, when Muni resources are not allocated equitably. Outside of the core of the city, you have fewer options in places where they are needed most; and residents are forced to rely on cars. I want to create an Equity Framework for how we invest in Muni beyond the metropolitan core.`

Multiple choice questions:
+ - ?
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Muni should be funded sufficiently to replace most car use, and be free to the rider
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Downtown Transit Assessment Tax to support Muni
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Citywide Transit Assessment Tax to support Muni
[ + ] [ ] [ ] More weekend closures of streets in/near my district to cars (e.g., Car-Free JFK in GGP)
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Make "Slow Streets" permanent after the pandemic
[ + ] [ ] [ ] State law change that lets bicycles treat stop signs as yield signs and red lights as stop signs
[ ] [ - ] [ ] I ride Muni, bicycle and/or walk instead of driving on a regular basis
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Bus Rapid Transit expanded to all major transit corridors in SF
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Car hailing services like Uber and Lyft should be regulated as taxis, or banned
[ ] [ ] [ ? ] Scooter/similar vehicle rentals should be required to store vehicles on private property
[ ] [ - ] [ ] Allow residents to park on the sidewalk without getting a ticket, unless their neighbors complain
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Congestion pricing for parking
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Power more City vehicles using biofuels (e.g., corn-based ethanol)
[ ] [ - ] [ ] Residents should be allowed to park in the street in front of their own driveway for free
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Support expanding parking meter hours to include later evening hours and weekends
[ ] [ ] [ ? ] Remove parking spots and car lanes to create dedicated bike and bus lanes or wider sidewalks

Your positions (at the time, if you took a position) on selected current and past Propositions:
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[ + ] [ ] [ ] Nov 2020 Split roll tax assessment (Prop 13 reform) Supported.

[ + ] [ ] [ ] March 2020 Prop E (Office development)Supported

[ + ] [ ] [ ] Nov 2019 Prop C (Vaping regulations)Supported
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Nov 2019 Prop D (Uber/Lyft tax)Supported

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

[ + ] [ ] [ ] Nov 2016 Prop D (Vacancy appointments)Signed argument in favor
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Nov 2016 Prop F (16-17 y.o. voting, local elections)I was the main sponsor of this, and writer, at the Youth Commission's request and signed the ballot argument in favor.
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Nov 2016 Prop N (Non-citizen voting, school board)I was a secondary sponsor and ballot signatory.
[ ] [ - ] [ ] Nov 2016 Prop Q (Prohibiting tents on public Sidewalks)I was a particularly active opponent of this.
[ ] [ - ] [ ] Nov 2016 Prop R (Neighborhood crime units)
[ + ] [ ] [ ] Nov 2016 Prop 62 (Ending Death Penalty)I was strongly for this.

[ + ] [ ] [ ] June 2016 Prop B (Rec and Park legislation)I supported and was responsible creating the Equity Framework for it.

[ +] [ ] [ ] 2015 Prop F (Short Term Rental Regulation)I was a leading proponent of this.
[ + ] [ ] [ ] 2015 Prop I (Mission Luxury Housing Moratorium)Voted Strong supporter and ballot argument signatory.

[ + ] [ ] [ ] Nov 2014 Prop H (Natural Grass in Parks) Ballot signatory.
[ +] [ ] [ ] June 2014 Prop B (Waterfront Height Limits)I was a ballot proponent and signatory for this as well.