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Election 2015: Get Informed

Election 2015: Get Informed

Peter Snarr

October 29, 2015

Photo provided by creative commons   By Xpress Magazine Staff 1-2-3 To Replace Ed Lee A unique coalition of candidates is attempting to take advantage of San Francisco's ranked-choice voting system. District 3 A Board of Supervisors race has the potential to tip the balance of power at City Hall. ...

1-2-3 to Replace Ed Lee

1-2-3 to Replace Ed Lee

Zak Cowan

October 29, 2015

Amy Farah Weiss (left), Stuart Schuffman (middle), Francisco Herrera (right) take a moment out of their campaigning at SF State to pose for a portrait. Photos by Ryan McNulty/ Xpress   By Zak Cowan Amy Weiss ran to speak to potential voters about her hot-button issues. With her cap tilt...

District 3

District 3

Sean McGrier

October 29, 2015

Wilma Peng, candidate for District 3 Supervisor, encompassing San Francisco's Chinatown and North Beach neighborhoods, poses for a portrait in Chinatown. Photo by James Chan   By Sean McGrier   The race for the District Three seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors pits ...

Proposition A

Ashley Goldsmith

October 29, 2015

  By Ashley Goldsmith Up first on the Nov. 3 ballot is a proposition aimed at addressing increasing rental prices caused by the ubiquitous gentrification in San Francisco. Proposition A, also known as the Affordable Housing Bond, allows the city to borrow $310 million dollars in the form of ...

Proposition E

Colin Blake

October 29, 2015

By Colin Blake Come Nov. 3 San Francisco voters will have the option to approve Proposition E, which aims to bring more participation to the political process by live streaming all public government meetings, allowing for digital and pre-recorded comment so constituents can engage in the politica...

Proposition F

Jenna Van De Ryt

October 29, 2015

By Jenna Van De Ryt  Pissing off the public could in fact be one form of campaigning that is strategically working for Airbnb. If it was not for the $8 million imbursement to defeat the ballot measure, or the passive-aggressive billboards targeting different service groups across the city, taunting...

New Clear Power

New Clear Power

Naomi Outlaw

October 29, 2015

Solar panels sit atop Sunset Reservoir overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge and George Washington High School. The instillation is the largest in the city and provides up to 5 megawatts of power. It tripled the amount of municipal solar generating capacity upon completion in 2010. Photo by Emma Chiang &...

What the fuck does it mean to be progressive in this town?

Peter Snarr

October 29, 2015

By Peter Snarr The simple, “idiotic,” and naive ponderings of a young, aspiring political journalist, confusingly navigating his way through the concrete jungle of San Francisco public policy and appointments.   Election season is here, and while I won’t go as far to say it’s m...

Proposition I

Jordan Lalata

October 29, 2015

By Jordan Lalata Sponsored by a coalition of neighborhood organizations such as the Coalition of San Francisco Neighborhoods, with funding from the Mission Economic Development Agency and Yerba Buena Consortium, a yes vote on this measure will protect middle-income housing, businesses and art and ...

Proposition K

Marc Arguello

October 29, 2015

By Marc Arguello Proposition K would authorize the city to use public lands specifically for low income housing. The proposition would expand the target income levels of housing developments allowed on surplus lands to a range of incomes, from homeless to those making nearly double the median income. ...

Proposition H

Naomi Outlaw

October 29, 2015

By Naomi Outlaw  Proposition H will define that the city can call clean energy, green energy and renewable greenhouse gas-free energy by state standards. State standards, under Senate bill 2, require that all entities that provide power to end-use consumers must have at least 33 percent of the e...

Proposition C

Carlos Mendoza

October 29, 2015

By Carlos Mendoza Proposition C’s plan on regulating lobbyist that spend an amount of $2,500 or higher on city officials and legislations in City Hall creates an equal atmosphere in the political realm. The proposition is aimed at individuals, party groups and unions who spend the regulated amount t...

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