November 2005 Voter Guide
Analysis and recommendations for the November 2005 ballotNovember 1, 2005
|PROP. A||Community College District General Obligation Bonds||Yes|
|PROP. B||Street and Sidewalk Improvement Bond||No|
|PROP. C||Ethics Commission Budget and Outside Counsel||No|
|PROP. D||Appointments of Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors||No|
|PROP. E||Election Date of the Assessor-Recorder and Public Defender||Yes|
|PROP. F||Neighborhood Firehouses||No|
|PROP. G||Access to Underground Parking at Golden Gate Park||Yes|
|PROP. H||Handgun Ban in San Francisco||No Position|
|PROP. I||No Military Recruiters in Public Schools, Scholarships for Education, and Job Training||No Position|
Nine city measures appear on the San Francisco ballot on November 8, 2005. As we do each election, SPUR has thoroughly analyzed every measure. Our Ballot Analysis Committee met with representatives of both sides of the issues, debated the merits and provided recommendations to the full Board of Directors. The board then considered each measure. It takes a 60 percent vote of the board to make a recommendation.
A well-meaning proposition isn’t enough to earn an endorsement — it needs to propose a viable fix to a real problem. Ill-considered and politically motivated measures always end up on the ballot, but they don’t have to become law. For each of these nine measures we asked: Is it necessary and appropriate to be on the ballot? Is it practical, and if enacted, will it achieve the result it proposes? And most importantly, is it a worthy goal, one that will make San Francisco a better place to live for everyone.