October 2016 Voter Guide

SPUR's ballot analysis and recommendations

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


The goal of the SPUR Voter Guide is to offer objective analysis and advise voters on which measures will deliver real solutions. Our Ballot Analysis Committee heard arguments from both sides of the issues, debated the measures’ merits and provided recommendations to our San Francisco Board of Directors. The board then voted, with a 60 percent vote required for SPUR to make a recommendation.

SPUR’s San Francisco Board of Directors reviewed, debated and adopted this analysis as official policy on July 13, August 17 and August 22, 2016.

SPUR Ballot Analysis Committee: Bob Gamble (Co-Chair), Fran Weld (Co-Chair), Michaela Cassidy, Jim Chappell, Ed Harrington, Ariane Hogan, Christine Johnson, Jim Lazarus, George Miller, Masharika Maddison, Terry Micheau, Bob Muscat, Molly Turner and Charmaine Yu.

SPUR Staff and Interns: Jennifer Warburg, Susannah Parsons, Karen Steen, Ratna Amin, Alicia John-Baptiste, Sarah Karlinsky, Sarah Jo Szambelan, Laura Tam, Egon Terplan, Kristy Wang, Eli Zigas

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