Youth aged 16 and 17 could gain the right to vote in municipal elections if existing voters approve a charter amendment in November. City supervisors have introduced that amendment, and if it continues to see widespread support from the board, the measure will go to the ballot.
Facilities Construction at Public Schools — Proposition 13 would authorize a $15 billion state bond measure to provide matching funding to districts for renovation and construction of facilities. $9 billion are slated for K-12 schools, and $6 billion for public higher education institutions. The measure prioritizes districts that have health and safety needs, like lead in their water, or that are too small to raise adequate funds through taxes.
Tax on Vacant Storefronts —
Proposition D would create a storefront vacancy tax, levied based on the size of the empty storefront and how long it has remained vacant. Beginning in 2021, if a storefront in a named neighborhood commercial district has been empty for more than six months, the landlord would be taxed $250 per street-facing foot of storefront, and more if the space remains vacant consecutive years.
John McDonnell is a business and tax attorney born and raised in San Francisco. He’s running to challenge State Assemblyman Phil Ting for the seat for District 19, which covers western San Francisco.
A vacancy tax measure appears on the March ballot for voter approval as Proposition D. Lee Hepner, a legislative aide to Supervisor Aaron Peskin, explains how the proposed tax is designed to motivate landlords to rent properties, how it could stabilize existing small businesses, and how the city will know if it’s working.
In the final episode in our series of interviews with the candidates running for state senate, current State Senator Scott Wiener discusses his legislative record.
San Francisco Proposition E would restrict office construction in years when the city did not meet its goals for affordable housing construction, as is often the case.
If you are a registered democrat living in San Francisco, your ballot for the March election is likely to be long because there are more than 50 candidates running to fill 24 seats on the Democratic County Central Committee (DCCC), the governing body of the local Democratic Party.
As part of a “Civic” series of interviews with candidates for the state Senate seat currently held by Scott Wiener, Jackie Fielder describes her platform and shares insight into her background.
As part of Civic’s series of interviews with candidates for the state Senate seat currently held by Scott Wiener, Erin Smith tells her story and lays out where she stands on policy issues.
The upcoming March 3 vote will be a primary election, the first since 2018 when a new law moved California primaries from June to March.