November 2016 Voter Guide

Analysis and recommendations for the November 2016 San Francisco ballot

Voter Guide October 3, 2016

Twenty-four city propositions and one regional measure appear on the San Francisco ballot on November 8, 2016. As we do every election, SPUR provides in-depth analysis and recommendations on each one.

San Francisco faces many urgent issues. Ballot measures that offer solutions, reflect broad community consensus and allow flexibility in implementation can move the city forward. SPUR supports such good public policy.

By the same token, complex challenges won’t be solved by inadequate public policy. Sometimes the intentions behind a measure are laudable, but the policy as written will not have its desired effect — and may have negative unintended consequences. Often the ballot is not the best way to move forward on an issue.

SPUR focuses on outcomes, not ideology. The goal of the SPUR Voter Guide is to provide objective analysis and advise voters on which measures will deliver real solutions.

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SPUR's Positions at a Glance

Measure    Name and SPUR Position
Measure RR 

SPUR Position: YES

Prop. A

School Bond
SPUR Position: YES

Prop. B

City College Parcel Tax
SPUR Position: YES

Prop. C

Housing Loan Program
SPUR Position: YES

Prop. D

Vacancy Appointments
SPUR Position: NO

Prop. E

Street Trees
SPUR Position: YES

Prop. F

Local Voting Age
SPUR Position: YES

Prop. G

Police Oversight
SPUR Position: YES

Prop. H

Public Advocate
SPUR Position: NO

Prop. I

Dignity Fund
SPUR Position: NO

Prop. J

Dedicating the Prop. K
Sales Tax
SPUR Position: YES

Prop. K

Sales Tax for Transportation
and Homelessness
SPUR Position: YES

Prop. L

MTA Board and Budget
SPUR Position: NO

Prop. M

Housing and Development
SPUR Position: NO

Prop. N

Noncitizen Voting
SPUR Position: YES

Prop. O

Bayview Office Development
SPUR Position: YES

Prop. P

Competitive Bidding
SPUR Position: NO

Prop. Q

Tent Encampments
SPUR Position: No recommendation

Prop. R

Neighborhood Crime Unit
SPUR Position: NO

Prop. S

Allocating the Hotel Tax
SPUR Position: No recommendation

Prop. T

Lobbyist Gifts and Reporting
SPUR Position: NO

Prop. U

Affordable Housing Eligibility
SPUR Position: NO

Prop. V

Soda Tax
SPUR Position: YES

Prop. W

Transfer Tax
SPUR Position: NO

Prop. X

Manufacturing and Arts Space
SPUR Position: NO




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