Purpose and Process
The goal of the SPUR Voter Guide is to offer objective analysis and advise voters on which measures will deliver real solutions.
SPUR analyzes all city measures in San Francisco, San José and Oakland, as well as regional and California state measures.
For each city, a subcommittee of the SPUR board (Ballot Analysis Committee or Policy Advisory Board) serves to hear arguments on both sides of the relevant measures, debate the merits of each and provide recommendations to the relevant SPUR city board of directors. For the state measures, the SPUR Executive Board served the same purpose. Each board must then reach a 60 percent vote to determine the final SPUR recommendation on a given ballot measure. The boards voted on the relevant measures on the following dates:
Executive Board of Directors: August 16, 2022
San Francisco Board of Directors: August 31 and September 1, 2022
San José Board of Directors: August 24, 2022
Oakland Board of Directors: August 23 and 30, 2022
California Ballot Analysis Committee: SPUR Executive Board members: Lydia Tan, Kristina Raspe, Jean Fraser, Bob Gamble, Jaye Bailey, Ahmed Ali Bob, Daniel Cedeño, Dahlia Chazan, Donald Falk, David Friedman, Candice Gonzalez, Ariane Hogan, Hao Ko, Camille Llanes-Fontanilla, Manan Shah, Joshua Simon, Joaquín Torres
San Francisco Ballot Analysis Committee: Sarah Dennis Phillips, Tamsen Drew, Don Falk, Tyra Fennell, Bob Gamble, Ariane Hogan, Aaron Johnson, Roscoe Mapps, Shin-pei Tsay
San José Ballot Analysis Committee: Anil Babbar, Melissa Hippard, Barbara Marshman, Kelly Snider, Leah Toeniskoetter, Geri Wong
Oakland Policy Advisory Board: Ahmed Ali Bob, Deb Boyer, Gloria Bruce, Morten Jensen, Carolyn Johnson, Lewis Knight, Josh Simon, Ari Takata-Vasquez
SPUR Staff: Paloma Sisneros-Lobato, Fred Buzo, Anne Christie, Jacob Denney, Katie Ettman, Laura Feinstein, Sarah Harper, Nick Josefowitz, Sarah Karlinsky, Jonathon Kass, Grecia Marquez-Niebles, Jackson Nutt-Beers, Jessica Peyton, Erika Pinto, Sujata Srivastava, Laura Tolkoff, Augustina Ullman, Eli Zigas
Editors: Valerie Sinzdak, Karen Steen, Colleen Valles
Copy editor: Sheryl Kaskowitz, Becky Ohlsen
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