Monday, October 25, 2010


The BOMA San Francisco Political Action Committee (BOMA SF-PAC) has taken positions on the following November 2, 2010 local ballot measures, and supports the following candidates for elected office, below.

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Vote for these candidates for elected office in San Francisco/California:

District 4: Carmen Chu

District 6: Theresa Sparks

District 8: Scott Wiener

District 10: Steve Moss

Superior Court Judge: Richard Ulmer

Lt. Governor: Gavin Newsom



County Transportation Authority

  • Prop. AA: Vehicle Registration Fee - NO POSITION
    • This measure would institute an additional $10 annual registration fee on vehicles registered in San Francisco. The money collected from the fee must be spent only on programs and projects that benefit owners of motor vehicles paying the fee and are consistent with a regional transpiration plan.
Charter Amendments
  • Prop. B: City Retirement and Health Plans - NO POSITION
    • Would ensure that theCity's retirement and health service systems are properly funded and that the City's annual costs are balanced with reasonable City employee contributions to their retirement and health plans.
  • Prop. C: Mayoral Appearances at Board Meetings - OPPOSE
    • Requires the Mayor toattend one regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Supervisors todiscuss policy matters and allows the Board to set the rules andguidelines of how the meetings will be conducted.
  • Prop. D: Non-Citizen Voting in School Board Elections - OPPOSE
    • Charter amendment would extend the right to vote in school board elections to any resident who is a parent, legal guardian or caregiver of a child residing in the City who is at least 18 years of age and not in prison or on parole for a felony.
  • Prop. E: Election Day Voter Registration - OPPOSE
    • Would permit San Francisco citizens to register to vote in exclusively municipal elections on any day up to and including election day.
  • Prop. F: Health Service Board Elections - NO POSITION
    • The Health Service Board is responsible for conducting and annual review of health benefit costs, application of benefits and administering the Health Service System. This technical Charter amendment will allow the Board to save money on a number of elections required to elect members.
  • Prop. G: Transit Operator Wages (Fix Muni Now) - SUPPORT

  • Prop. H: Local Elected Official on Political Party Committees - SUPPORT
    • If adopted, thismeasure will prohibit any person holding city elective office from serving on a political party central committee.
  • Prop. I: Saturday Voting - NO POSITION
    • Creates the Saturday Voting Fund to pay for the cost of operating polling places on the Saturday before the November 8, 2011 election. If there is enough money in the Fund to cover the costs of operating the polling places on Saturday, then the measure would require the City to open all polling places twice during the election - on Saturday, November 5 and on Tuesday, November 8.
  • Prop. J: Hotel Tax Clarification and Temporary Increase (NO NEW TAXES! Visit Economic Recovery SF for more information) - OPPOSE
    • This tax increase proposal would raise the tax rate on San Francisco’s local hotels by 2%, bringing the total tax rate to 16%, plus a 1.5% tourism marketing fee added to most hotel bills bringing the total to 17.5%--the highest in the nation.
  • Prop. K: Hotel Tax Clarification and Definitions - NO POSITION
    • Mayor Newsom's countermeasure to Prop. J that doesn't increase the tax rate, and clarifies who pays the tax.
  • Prop. L: Sitting or Lying on Sidewalks (Civil Sidewalks) - SUPPORT
    • Click here to visit the CivilSidewalks website for more information.
  • Prop. M: Community Policing and Foot Patrols (Board of Supervisors' response to Prop. N) - OPPOSE
    • This measure would require the Police Commission to adopt a comprehensive written policy on community policing, which would politicize this issue and take away authority from the Police Chief. It also includes a provision negating Prop. L (above) if this proposition receives more votes.
  • Prop. N: Real Property Transfer Tax (NO NEW TAXES! Visit Economic Recovery SF for more information) - OPPOSE
    • This tax increase proposal would boost the tax on the sale of properties over $5 million in San Francisco. The current rate is 1.5% doubled from .75% in 2008. See the chart below for more information. If passed, this rate would be the highest transfer tax rate in California.



  • Prop. 19 – Legalize Marijuana - NO POSITION
  • Prop. 20 – Redistricting of Congress - NO POSITION
  • Prop. 21 – Vehicle Fee to Support Park - NO POSITION
  • Prop. 22 – Bars the state from taking/borrowing money dedicated forlocal government, redevelopment or transit agencies - SUPPORT
  • Prop. 23 – Suspends AB 32 Until Jobless Rate is 5.5% for a year -NO POSITION
  • Prop. 24 – Repeals recent legislation that allows businesses tocarry-back losses, share tax credits, and use other formulas to lower taxableincome in the state - OPPOSE
  • Prop. 25 – Change vote requirement to pass the state budget from two-thirds to a simple majority - OPPOSE
  • Prop. 26 – Increases legislative vote requirement from majority to two-thirds for approving state fees, levies and surcharges - SUPPORT
  • Prop. 27 – Eliminates Redistricting Commission - NO POSITION

Please click here to read more information on these state propositions.

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