Endorsements

As a San Francisco focused non-partisan organization, SF Moderates actively supports and endorses candidates who share our values, and recommends common sense positions on local ballot measures. We tend not to focus our efforts on State level races or propositions. Below is SF Moderates’ recommendations as approved by its membership.

FULL ENDORSEMENT LIST FOR NOVEMBER 4, 2014 ELECTION:


BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

District 2
Mark Farrell
District 4
Katy Tang
District 6
No endorsement
District 8
Scott Wiener
District 10
(ranked choice voting)
#1 Marlene Tran
#2 Malia Cohen
BART BOARD
Nick Josefowitz
SCHOOL BOARD
Lee Hsu
Mark Murphy
Shamann Walton
COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD
Amy Bacharach
Rodrigo Santos
Thea Selby
ASSESSOR RECORDER
Carmen Chu
PUBLIC DEFENDER
Jeff Adachi
STATE ASSEMBLY
District 17
David Chiu
District 19
Phil Ting

BONDS
Prop A: YES
(General Obligation Bond for Transportation — provides $500 million to fund transportation projects)

CHARTER AMENDMENTS
Prop B: YES
(Adjusting Transportation Funding for Population Growth — increases the voter-approved funding set aside for Muni to reflect past ten years of population growth and also requires an increase in each subsequent year that the city’s population grows)

Prop C: YES
(Children and Youth Fund; Public Education Enrichment Fund; Our Children, our Families Council; Rainy Day Reserves — renews and increases the Childrens’ Fund, extends the Public Education Fund, and changes school district access to funding from the city’s Rainy Day Reserve)

Prop D: YES
(Health Benefits for Former Redevelopment Agency and Successor Agency Employees — provides retiree healthcare benefits to former Redevelopment Agency staff)

ORDINANCES
Prop E: NO POSITION
(Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages to Fund Food and Health Programs — taxes distributors of sugar-sweetened beverages)

Prop F: YES
(Pier 70 Development Site Height Limit Increase — approves development of 28-acre inland portion of Union Iron Works Historic District, part of the Pier 70 complex)

Prop G: NO
(Anti-Speculation Tax — taxes residential properties bought and sold within a five-year period)

Prop H: NO
(Grass in Golden Gate Park Athletic Fields — requires that all athletic fields in Golden Gate Park west of Crossover Drive be maintained as natural turf, without nighttime sports field lighting.

Prop I: YES
(Renovations of Playgrounds, Walking Trails, and Athletic Fields — if approved with more votes than Prop H, would allow the approved Beach Chalet Athletic Fields renovation project to move forward)

Prop J: YES
(Minimum Wage Increase — raises the minimum wage in San Francisco to $15 an hour by July 1, 2018)

DECLARATION OF POLICIES
Prop K: YES
(Affordable Housing Goals — affirms the city’s commitment to a set of affordable housing goals)

Prop L: NO
(Policy Regarding Transportation Priorities in San Francisco — directs the Mayor, Board of Supervisors and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) to alter existing transportation programs and pursue policy priorities that benefit motorists.