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October 24, 2018

Great cheat sheet for those of us who haven’t studied up yet! PLEASE GET OUT AND VOTE!~~!~!!!

October 24, 2018

Great cheat sheet for those of us who haven’t studied up yet! PLEASE GET OUT AND VOTE!~~!~!!!

2018 San Francisco voter guide – A cheat sheet for residents casting votes in the November 6 general election

The general election is November 6. Some big ticket names will appear on the ballot, like Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who’s running for reelection, and Lt. Gov Gavin Newsom, the former San Francisco mayor who seeks to take the throne in Sacramento as the next governor of California.

Are you ready?

In addition to important seats, there are equally critical state initiatives like Proposition 10, which could roll back restrictions on rent control in California. There are also key propositions in San Francisco, one of which would place a tax on tech companies to help fund homeless services, an issue that prompted tech titans to feud with each other over social media.

There are also a slew of denizens vying to be your next San Francisco neighborhood supervisor, including the expansive and socio-economically diverse District Six, which makes up Mid-Market, SoMa, South Beach, Mission Bay, and Treasure Island and parts of the Tenderloin and the East Cut. Whew.

We’ve selected the propositions and elections that will have an impact on housing and infrastructure in San Francisco.

If you are unsure what to expect once you make your way inside the ballot box, it’s not too late to study before voting; polls close at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 6.

There are also a slew of denizens vying to be your next San Francisco neighborhood supervisor, including the expansive and socio-economically diverse District Six, which makes up Mid-Market, SoMa, South Beach, Mission Bay, and Treasure Island and parts of the Tenderloin and the East Cut. Whew.

We’ve selected the propositions and elections that will have an impact on housing and infrastructure in San Francisco.

If you are unsure what to expect once you make your way inside the ballot box, it’s not too late to study before voting; polls close at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 6.

San Francisco

Proposition A

Proposition A will authorize the state to take out $425 million in bonds and put the money toward fixing up the Embarcadero Seawall, which is presently in disrepair. A seemingly boring issue, this repair is, in fact, much needed as San Francisco awaits the next big earthquake to strike.

Learn all about how this proposition is trying to fix city infrastructure before the next major earthquake.

Proposition C

Proposition C will will increase gross receipts taxes by slightly more than 0.5 percent on companies with more than $50 million in annual revenue and use the money to fund homeless services in the city, potentially raising hundreds of millions of dollars for city initiatives. The proposition has divided tech bigwigs (Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey sparred over it on social media), publications, and civic leaders.

From politicos to publications, read all about why people are passionate—and passionately angry—about this one.

San Francisco Board of Supervisors candidates

San Francisco is broken up into 11 districts. Each district gets its own elected official to act on its behalf at City Hall. Of those eleven seats, five of them are up for vote. Two incumbents are termed out of office and two will run for reelection. Who do you want echoing your voice at City Hall?

Find out who’s running in which district and what they have to say about housing.