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Election 2015

What Don’t We Know About Campaign Finance?

Sara Bloomberg, Public Press — Aug 17 2016 - 8:00am

The Public Press spent six months digging and sorting, and many hours talking with staff at the Ethics Commission for clarification on the best ways to find and distill the information on the 2015 elections.

Media Struggled With How to Cover S.F.’s 2015 Mayoral Race

Sara Bloomberg, San Francisco Public Press — Nov 4 2015 - 7:15pm

With limited time and resources, San Francisco reporters said they chose not to focus on the mayor's race, instead dedicating copy to races whose outcomes were less certain — a choice that left some reporters conflicted about journalism’s watchdog mandate.

Proposition A: Affordable Housing Bond

Noah Arroyo, San Francisco Public Press — Oct 5 2015 - 4:18pm

Proposition A would create a fund with up to $310 million for helping people remain in, and move to, San Francisco if they otherwise could not afford to do so.

Proposition B: Paid Parental Leave for City Employees

Noah Arroyo, San Francisco Public Press — Oct 5 2015 - 4:13pm

Proposition B would increase paid parental leave for qualified city government workers.

Proposition C: Registering Lobbyists

Noah Arroyo, San Francisco Public Press — Oct 5 2015 - 4:11pm

Proposition C would require more people to register as official lobbyists if their behaviors merited that title, potentially increasing transparency in government.

Proposition E: Requirements for Public Meetings

Noah Arroyo, San Francisco Public Press — Oct 5 2015 - 4:06pm

Proposition E would give members of the public more access to, and control over, the meetings of San Francisco government’s “policy bodies,” which direct City Hall’s political agendas.

Proposition F: Regulating Short-Term Rentals

Noah Arroyo, San Francisco Public Press — Oct 5 2015 - 4:05pm

Proposition F would actively regulate the city’s short-term rental industry, much of which operates largely outside of City Hall’s knowledge and control.

Propositions G and H: Defining ‘Clean’ or ‘Green’ Energy

Noah Arroyo, SF Public Press — Oct 5 2015 - 4:03pm

To wrap your head around these dueling ballot measures, you first need to understand CleanPowerSF, San Francisco’s forthcoming municipal utility system that breaks Pacific Gas & Electric’s monopoly on delivering electricity to city residents.

Proposition I: Mission District Housing Moratorium

Noah Arroyo, San Francisco Public Press — Oct 5 2015 - 4:00pm

Proposition I would block the construction, demolition or conversion of nearly all new, unpermitted market-rate housing in the Mission District for 18 months, giving city officials and community groups time to create a long-term plan for helping low- to middle-income people who live in the neighborhood. Projects for 100 percent affordable housing would not be affected.

Proposition J: Legacy Business Historic Preservation Fund

Noah Arroyo, San Francisco Public Press — Oct 5 2015 - 3:54pm

Proposition J aims to help longtime businesses continue operating in San Francisco.

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