Tuesday, August 23, 2011

BOMA SF-PAC Candidate Endorsements & Positions on City Propositions for the November 8, 2011 Ballot

BOMA San Francisco Members:

The BOMA San Francisco Political Action Committee (BOMA SF-PAC) has endorsed candidates and taken positions on local ballot measures that will appear on the November 8, 2011 ballot.

NOTE: This election is administered by Rank Choice Voting (RCV), hence the 1-2-3 endorsement structure below.

  1. Mayor Ed Lee
  2. David Chiu
  3. Bevan Dufty
District Attorney
  1. George Gascón
  2. Bill Fazio
  3. No third place endorsement
  1. Chris Cunnie
  2. Paul Miyamoto 
  3. No third place endorsement
 Propositions - Please click on the titles of the propositions for more information!
  • A - School Bonds - NO POSITION
    • General Obligation bond measure of $531 million to finance repairs, renovations and new construction of San Francisco Unified School District structures.
  • B - Road Repaving and Street Safety Bonds - OPPOSE
    • $248 million bond to rebuild deteriorating city streets.
  • C - City Pension and Health Care Benefits - SUPPORT
    • Mayor Ed Lee's Charter Amendment that would increase employee pension contributions, increase retirement ages, require employee contributions to the Retiree Health Care Trust Fund and change the composition of the Health Services System Board.
  • D - City Pension Benefits - OPPOSE
    • Jeff Adachi’s Charter Amendment that would reform the funding of city employee pension and retiree healthcare through increased pension contributions, increased retirement ages and limiting the annual pension for new employees.
  • E - Amending or Repealing Legislative Initiative Ordinances & Declarations of Policy - SUPPORT
    • Ordinance that would allow voter-adopted initiative ordinances and declarations of policy originating with the mayor or Board of Supervisors to be amended or repealed by the Board of Supervisors, with certain conditions.
  • F - Campaign Consultant Ordinance - NO POSITION
    • Modifies current San Francisco campaign consultant regulations to require consultants to submit campaign consultant filings monthly instead of quarterly, and complete a training course. Exempts some consultants from filing if they receive less than $5,000 per year in consulting fees, and increases other fees.
  • G - Sales Tax - OPPOSE
    • Ordinance that would temporarily increase the sales tax rate in San Francisco from its current rate of 8.5 percent to 9 percent, but would be repealed for five years if the state restores recently expired sales taxes. The revenue is intended to fund public safety and social programs in the face of reductions in state funding.
  • H - School District Student Assignment - NO POSITION
    • Advisory measure declaring policy that every family in every San Francisco neighborhood should have the opportunity to send their children to a quality school in their neighborhood, and the system for assigning children to schools should give the highest priority to proximity of a child’s home to the school.
Stay tuned for the forthcoming BOMA SF-PAC Voter Guide!

Please take a moment to review the measures and send your comments to Ken Cleaveland, BOMA San Francisco's Director of Government and Public Affairs at kenc@boma.com and John Bozeman, BOMA San Francisco's Legislative Assistant at johnb@boma.com.

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