LOCAL BALLOT MEASURES:
Prop A – San Francisco Transportation and Road Improvement Bond: NO
Prop B – Adjusting Transportation Funding for Population Growth: NO
Prop C – Children’s Fund: NO
Prop D – Retiree Health Benefits, Former Redevelopment Agency: NO
Prop E – Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: NO
Prop F – Pier 70: YES
Prop G – Additional Transfer Tax, Residential Property Sold Within 5 Years: NO
Prop H – GG Park Athletic Fields Kept as Grass With No Artificial Lighting: YES
Prop I – Renovation of Playgrounds, Walking Trails, and Athletic Fields: NO
Prop J – Minimum Wage Increase: NO
Prop K – Affordable Housing: NO
Prop L – Policy Regarding Transportation Priorities: YES
As is the Libertarian Party of San Francisco’s tradition, we just don’t recommend YES or NO based on private information or deals. Our volunteers analyze each proposal, consider its costs and benefits to the people, and clearly explain the reasons for the recommendations. Please click “Elections & Campaigns” on the Main Menu to read the “Why” behind our recommendations.
Prop 1 – Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Bond: NO
Prop 2 – State Budget Stabilization Account: NO
Prop 45 – Healthcare Insurance. Rate Changes: NO
Prop 46 – Drug and Alcohol Testing of Doctors. Medical Negligence Lawsuit: NO
Prop 47 – Criminal Sentences. Misdemeanor Penalties: YES
Prop 48 – Indian Gaming Compacts: YES
We back up our YES/NO Recommendations with reasons for our view. Please read the “Why” behind what we recommend.
Voters will have a chance to fill four seats on the Community College Board. The recommendation of the Libertarian Party of San Francisco is very straight forward: Do not vote for any of the incumbents, since City College lost its accreditation on their watch. Do not vote for any of the candidates that will continue the practices that caused the accreditation loss, such as sinking scarce resources into a rabbit hole of “services” that have nothing to do with providing a solid and affordable education.
In a progressive city like San Francisco, finding fiscally responsible candidates for any office is a serious challenge. However, in the case of this year’s candidates for City College Board, we have an anomaly in the person of Thomas Moyer. We recommend that voters who want to see City College survive by demonstrating that it can be an effectively managed institution visit Thomas Moyer’s Facebook Page and his website Thomas Moyer for SF City College Board 2014
Four of the nine BART Directors are up for reelection in November 2014. Two incumbents will be automatically reelected, since they are unopposed. Two incumbents face challengers.
Incumbent: Robert Raburn, joined the Board in 2010, is grassroots activist supported by the East Bay Bicycle Coalition.
Challengers: Lena Tam, a civil engineer and former Alameda City Councilwoman; and Larry Lionel Young Jr, an Oakland realtor.
Incumbent: James Fang, 24 years on the Board, only Republican official in the City but supported by Democrats and unions.
Challengers: Nicholas Josefowitz, former solar entrepreneur and well-funded Democrat; and Flash Gordon, an insurance agent.
The Libertarian Party of San Francisco is endorsing Flash Gordon, and giving no recommendation on the other candidates. Gordon’s response to our question as to what his objective on the BART Board would be: “My goal is to bring some reason to the Board. They currently cut deals then cut huge checks. That needs to end.”
There are times when one must abandon untenable routine and embrace a new path. San Francisco voters will have a chance to do so during the upcoming November 2014 elections by voting for John Dennis for U.S. Congress District 12. The incumbent, Nancy Pelosi, has occupied the District 12 seat for the last 27 years. We believe it is time to rethink the routine.
John Dennis is a “Ron Paul Republican” and member of the California Republican Liberty Caucus. However, the Libertarian Party of San Francisco’s strong support for Dennis’ candidacy has nothing to do with party labels. Our support is based on our having known him for several years, and our acquaintance with his unwavering adherence to the principles of individual liberties, fiscal responsibility, and a moral non-interventionist foreign policy. We highly recommend John Dennis for Congress.