Prop A: School bonds *Proposition A would authorize the city to issue up to $46.2 million in deferred loans and grants for seismic retrofits to multistory wood structures at significant risk of damage or collapse during an earthquake. Xpress says YES! Prop B: Road repaving and street safety bonds *Prop B is a $248 million bond measure which would provide additional money for repairing and upgrading city streets, sidewalks, lighting and traffic signals. It requires a two-thirds vote to pass. Xpress says YES! Prop C: City pension and health care benefits *Put on the ballot by interim-Mayor Ed Lee, Prop C would boost worker payments to city pension funds and, beginning in 2016, require city employees to pay into a retiree health care trust fund. It would save the city an estimated $968 million over the next 10 years. Xpress says NO! Prop D: City pension benefits *Written by Public Defender Jeff Adachi, Prop D also would increase the amount city workers pay into their pension funds, saving the city an estimated $1.2 billion in the coming decade. NOTE: If both Prop C and Prop D pass, only the measure with the larger number of votes will take effect. Xpress says YES! Prop E: Amending or repealing legislative initiative ordinances and declarations of policy *Prop E would allow the Board of Supervisors, with approval of the mayor, to revise or rescind voter-approved ordinances a minimum of three years after they are passed, without going back to the voters. It would only apply to future ordinances or policy declarations of the board or the mayor, not citizen initiatives. Xpress says NO! Prop F: Campaign consultant ordinance *If approved, Prop F would make technical changes in the 1997 ballot initiative regulating local political consultants. It also would allow future changes to the ordinance to be made by a super-majority of the Ethics Commission and the Board of Supervisors, without going back to the voters. Xpress says NO! Prop G: Sales tax *Under Prop G, the city sales tax would rise by one-half of one percent for 10 years, with the money earmarked for public safety programs and services for children and seniors. The increase would only take effect if the state Legislature did not reimpose the 1 percent sales tax hike that expired July 1. The measure requires a two-thirds vote for passage. Xpress says YES! Prop H: School district student assignment *Placed on the ballot as a voter initiative, Prop H is a policy statement calling on the school district to revise its student assignment system so that the top priority is allowing students to attend the school nearest their homes. Xpress says NO! Post navigation VIDEO: Balls to the wall: SF State hosts costume dodgeball tournamentSan Francisco district attorney: get to know the candidates One thought on “Xpress endorsements 2011: San Francisco ballot measures” You have endorsed the conservative anti-union Prop D! Say it ain’t so. C is a bit better, but D stinks. No on C and NO on D. It is anti-union and anti-pension. Thank you. Rick Hauptman Former Vice President, SFSU Alumni Association Bd of Directors Comments are closed.