November 2007 Voter Guide

Analysis and recommendations for the November 2007 ballot

Voter Guide



SPUR's Ballot Analysis

Eleven City measures appear on the San Francisco ballot on Nov. 6, 2007. As we do each election, SPUR has thoroughly analyzed each of them. This year we've also decided to analyze six key state measures. For each measure, our Ballot Analysis Committee invited 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 eleven 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, we ask if it is a worthy goal, one that will make San Francisco a better place to live for everyone.

SPUR Ballot Analysis Committee: Michael Alexander, Jim Andrew, Pamela Brewster, Jeff Dodd, Jean Fraser, Bob Gamble, Amy Gustincic, Ellen Huppert, Jim Lazarus, Peter Mezey, Dick Morten, Deborah Quick, Raphael Sperry, Victor Seeto, Suzanne Stassevitch, Greg Wagner, Debra Walker, George Williams, Evelyn Wilson, Peter Winkelstein, Howard Wong, Chris Wright, Sam Yockey