November 8, 2016 Election
BOMA San Francisco has an active Political Action Committee (BOMA SF-PAC) that campaigns for candidates and issues that promote the economic vitality of the industry and the City and County of San Francisco. Here is a brief report of results of the November 8th election.
There were a number of propositions that were important for BOMA San Francisco members:
- Proposition Q, the no tents on public sidewalks measure. BOMA supported that effort and it passed.
- Propositions D, H, L, and M would have limited the Mayor’s powers of appointment, ability to promote economic development and new housing in the city, and would have created a new Office of Public Advocate, adding another layer of bureaucracy to our already costly city government. BOMA opposed these four measures and they failed.
- Proposition RR. BOMA supported the BART bond, which would update and modernize the transit’s computer and signalization systems. The BART bond passed.
- Proposition W. Lastly, our industry lost Proposition W, a transfer tax hike measure that increases the top rate from 2.5% to 3% on sales over $25 million.
- This tax increase was proposed to the public as a means of making San Francisco City College tuition free.
SUPPORT --- Proposition C - Loans to Finance Acquisition and Rehabilitation of Affordable Housing
OPPOSE --- Proposition D - Vacancy Appointments
SUPPORT --- Proposition E - Responsibility for Maintaining Street Trees and Surrounding Sidewalk
OPPOSE --- Proposition H - Public Advocate
SUPPORT --- Proposition J - Funding for Homelessness and Transportation
OPPOSE --- Proposition L - MTA Appointments and Budget
OPPOSE --- Proposition M - Housing and Development Commission
SUPPORT --- Proposition O - Office Development in Candlestick Point and Hunters Point
SUPPORT --- Proposition Q - Prohibiting Tents on Public Sidewalks
SUPPORT --- Proposition RR (Regional Proposition) - BART Safety, Reliability and Traffic Relief
NO POSITION --- Proposition F - Youth Voting in Local Elections - DID NOT PASS