Voter Guide

The June 2018 BAS Voter Guide:

Seeing as the election is less than a month [week] away we figured it was time to put out our voter guide help you decide who and what to vote for on Tuesday, June 5th 2018. Absentee ballots should be hitting your mailboxes very soon so you can look at this guide while filling yours out, or print it to take to the booth on election day.

These are all solid recommendations.

I'm on the fence about Leno or Kim as first choice or second choice; I'd be happy with either of them. The important thing is that you not vote for Breed, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ron Conway.

Where the mayoral candidates stood on regulating Airbnb:

In 2015, activists put a measure on the ballot, Prop. F, that would have blocked illegal listings. State Sen. Mark Leno supported it. So did Sup. Jane Kim. Sup. London Breed did not. [...]

By the time SF finally cracked down, Airbnb was an international monster of a company, with so much revenue that San Francisco didn't matter as much. Conway will get his huge windfall, the damage to the local housing stock was done (the people who were evicted to make room for illegal Airbnb units are gone) -- and now everyone in town wants to say they were tough on tech companies. (I'm sure David Chiu and Scott Wiener will use the same argument in future campaigns.)

But there is an actual record here.

(And don't just select the same name three times: that's not how ranked-choice voting works.)

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One Response:

  1. snert says:

    It's very similar to the SFBG endorsements, which I also find useful.

    The Chronicle recommended Prop D over C, so I went looking for more and found the SF Weekly's commentary helpful. (Conclusion: ignore the Chronicle)

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