CPA Endorsements – November 2016

November 2016 Endorsements

Over the last several weeks, CPA leaders have been talking to monolingual Chinese-speaking voters in San Francisco about key ballot measures that will improve the lives of low-wage workers and working families in San Francisco and statewide.

You can download our CPA slate card here: English and Chinese.

Additionally, with AAPIs for Civic Empowerment, we helped pull together a multilingual voter guide that’s available in number of Asian languages including Chinese, Korean, Lao, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese. The voter guide is also available online! Check it out now!

This fall, CPA members recommend the following positions to San Francisco voters:

San Francisco Propositions

Position Proposition
Yes Prop B: San Francisco Community College District Parcel Tax Election
Yes Prop W: Increase Transfer Tax on Properties of At Least $5,000,000
Prop W, the Ultra Luxury Property Tax could help shift San Francisco’s growing wealth gap by increasing the transfer tax for both commercial and residential property sales valued at $5 million or more by 0.25 percent. It is estimated to raise $44 million a year to make City College tuition free and fund other city services.
Yes Prop C: Loans to Finance Acquisition and Rehabilitation of Affordable Housing
Yes Prop D: Filling Vacancies in Local Elective Office
Yes Prop F: Sixteen and Seventeen-Year-Old Voting for Municipal Elections
Yes Prop H: Public Advocate
Yes Prop M: Housing and Development Commission
Public input and oversight over economic development and housing policy of the City.
Yes Prop N: Non-Citizen Voting in School Board Elections
No Prop O: Office Development in Candlestick Point and Hunters Point
No Prop P: Competitive Bidding for Affordable Housing Projects on City-Owned Projects 
No Prop Q: Promotion of Safe and Open Sidewalks 
Yes Prop S: Allocation of Hotel Tax Funds
No Prop U: Affordable Housing Requirements for Market-Rate Development Projects
Eliminates affordable inclusionary housing for low-income families by doubling income level requirements

Statewide Propositions

Position Proposition
Yes Prop. 55: The Children’s Education And Health Care Protection Act
Prop 55 will maintain tax on CA’s Wealthiest 2% to fund schools and services and protect $4 billion of critical funding.
Yes Prop 56: Cigarette Tax to Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prevention, Research, and Law Enforcement
$2 per pack increase on cigarettes in California, including e-cigarettes to fund health programs and research.
Yes Prop 57: Public Safety & Rehabilitation Act of 2016
Reduce prison spending by offering non-violent prisoners the opportunity to reduce their sentences and work toward rehabilitation.