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SF Supervisors Report Card 2018

How Green is Your Supervisor?

This is our report card for the SF Board of Supervisors in 2018. It shows the most important votes in 2018, from a Green Party perspective, and whether each supervisor supported or opposed our position. Some of the votes are on amendments to legislation. Compare to our 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 report cards.

 

Key:

Supported Green Party position
Opposed Green Party position
Absent (Excused)
New Supervisor

 

  D 1: Sandra Fewer D 2: Mark Farrell / Catherine Stefani D 3: Aaron Peskin D 4: Katy Tang D 5: London Breed / Vallie Brown D 6: Jane Kim D 7: Norman Yee D 8: Jeff Sheehy / Rafael Mandelman D 9: Hillary Ronen D 10: Malia Cohen D 11: Ahsha Safai
Interim Mayor MF - MF LB - MF MF LB/MF MF LB LB
Oppose "Pay to Play" Y Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
Secret POA Negotiations Y Y Y - Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Real "Question Time" Y N Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y
Oppose Citywide Rezoning Y Y Y N N Y Y N Y Y N
Oppose Bribery Y N Y N N Y Y N Y N N
Wiener Conservatorship N Y N Y Y N N Y N Y Y
Police Commissioners N Y N Y Y N N Y N N Y
MTA Budget N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Support Prop 10 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y N N
MTA Ad Contract Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Eliminate Parking Minimums Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y N N
Free City College Y N - - Y Y Y Y Y - Y
Overall Score 77% 0% / 17% 75% 9% 0% / 60% 69% 62% 13% / 60% 69% 25% 23%

Read more: SF Supervisors Report Card 2018

SF Supervisors Report Card 2017

How Green is Your Supervisor?

This is our report card for the SF Board of Supervisors in 2017. It shows the most important votes in 2017, from a Green Party perspective, and whether each supervisor supported or opposed our position. Some of the votes are on amendments to legislation. Compare to our 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 report cards.

 

2017 was a "go along to get along" year, with few votes breaking down along traditional "progressive" vs "conservative" lines. With conservatives firmly in control of the City, really bad legislation was passed with near unanimity, while potentially good legislation was watered down to the point of ineffectiveness. The lack of progressive leadership at the Board is reflected in the worst scores we've given in years.

 

Note that some votes in early January that we thought were very important, such as Free City College and the Alex Nieto Memorial, were repeat votes on issues that we already scored in 2016, so we didn't score them again this year.

 

Key:

Supported Green Party position
Opposed Green Party position
Absent (Excused)

 

  D 1: Sandra Fewer D 2: Mark Farrell D 3: Aaron Peskin D 4: Katy Tang D 5: London Breed D 6: Jane Kim D 7: Norman Yee D 8: Jeff Sheehy D 9: Hillary Ronen D 10: Malia Cohen D 11: Ahsha Safai
Public Employees Testifying Under Oath Y N Y N Y Y Y N N Y Y
Natural Areas Plan Y Y Y Y Y - N Y Y Y Y
Gag Affordable Housing Developers N Y N Y N N N Y N N N
Local Income Tax Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
Jung to Arts Commission Y Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
Density Bonus Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
Airbnb Settlement Y - Y Y Y Y Y Y Y - Y
DeJesus to Police Commission Y - Y Y Y - Y Y Y Y N
Eviction Reporting Y N Y N N Y Y N Y N N
Fake Fossil Fuel Divestment Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Street Box Fees Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
Bike "Chop Shops" N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
Neo-McCarthyism Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Wells Fargo ATMs N Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
Recreational Cannabis N N Y N N N N N Y N N
Presidio Terrace Y Y N Y Y N N Y N Y Y
Overall Score 44% 0% 63% 13% 19% 57% 50% 6% 56% 27% 19%

Read more: SF Supervisors Report Card 2017

New card on military spending

Just in time for Fleet Week, we have a new piece of literature that highlights the obscene amount the US spends on the military:

Resolution in support of Midtown Tenants

SF Green Party Resolution in support of Midtown Tenants

 

The San Francisco Green Party opposes the proposed demolition of existing homes at Midtown Park. In addition, the San Francisco Green Party supports Midtown residents’ decision to ask for the removal of Mercy Housing as the City’s leaseholder of the property.

In 2007, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors resolved the following guiding principles to afford Midtown residents the opportunity for housing sovereignty: 1) prevent displacement, 2) involve tenants, 3) protect long-term affordability, 4) explore alternative ownership structures, and 5) ensure safe, sanitary, and decent housing. The proposed demolition does not honor this resolution which was passed unanimously by the Board of Supervisors and signed by former Mayor Gavin Newsom. The proposed demolition, in fact, will result in the violation of all of the above guiding principles.

Midtown residents have detailed a problematic relationship with Mercy Housing and as such are aggrieved. Mercy Housing has received these grievances from residents and residents have stated that Mercy Housing has not acted in good faith to address them. These grievances include the following: 1) Reduction of security staff, 2) Creating adverse conditions for seniors—prohibitions from moving to ground-floor apartments, 3) Entering apartments without notice and permission, 4) Unresponsiveness of Mercy on-site manager, 5) Increases in fees for Parking allotment/tow threats, 6) withholding vacant units from seniors and family members on wait-list, 7) “Change of tenancy” threats which would result in rent increases, 8) Deferred maintenance—broken fixtures, mold, improper disposal of renovation debris, 9) failure to keep adequate records, 10) failure to abate nuisance from pests, 11) misuse of property—tenancy by Mercy Housing staff, and 12) harassment—after hours notification/communication.

Midtown was built in response to the razing of the Fillmore—Western Addition in the last Redevelopment era. Residents whose homes were taken by the City using eminent domain were given few relocation options. Midtown Park was one. The last vestiges of the community that was forcibly relocated by Redevelopment remain at Midtown. That community was given assurance that they could buy in and secure their homes for the future. Others have joined them in their endeavor to build and maintain a healthy and vibrant community and work to develop their full potential as such.

Demolition of homes to create “affordable housing” will directly and indirectly displace residents at Midtown. Mercy Housing has proven to be unwilling to address residents’ current concerns while entering into a profitable future agreement with the City. The City and Mercy Housing should not be in the broken social contract business.

The San Francisco Green Party supports the residents of Midtown in their endeavor to keep their homes and to continue to work to maintain and enhance their sense of community and quality of life.

Help grow the party in 2017!

We're starting off a summer of building the Green Party with some new literature!  The above postcard is the first of several we're printing this year to educate San Franciscans about the Green Party and what we stand for.  We're also making postcards on specific issues, such as Improved Medicare for All, Cutting the Military Budget, LGBTIQA+ rights, and local Green accomplishments.  If you're good at graphic design and want to help, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

This June, we'll need volunteers at both the Haight St Fair and Pride to help staff our booths, talk about Green issues, and register new Greens.  We'll focus at Haight St on building a base of volunteers who can help campaign for Single Payer Health Care (i.e., Improved Medicare for All) in California.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you can volunteer.

Haight St Fair - Sun, June 11, 10 am - 6:30 pm.  Booth B19S on the south side of Haight between Ashbury & Clayton.

Pride - Sat and Sun, June 24-25, all day.  Booth C-002 on Grove near Larkin, across from the main Library.