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Bay View Voters Guide

October 31, 2010
Poster created for the back page of the Black Panther newspaper by Minister of Culture Emory Douglas: 'This year, I think I WILL vote'
Tuesday, Nov. 2, is our day to VOTE 100%. You may take a printout of this Voter Guide or the print edition of the Bay View newspaper into the voting booth with you. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To find your polling place, check the back of your Voter Pamphlet. For more information, call the Elections Department at (415) 554-4375 in San Francisco or (510) 267-8683 in Alameda County.

No matter where you are in the U.S., if anyone tries to discourage you from voting, harasses you when you go to vote or interferes in any way with your right to vote, call (866) OUR-VOTE.

San Francisco Candidates

Board of Supervisors District 2: Janet Reilly

Board of Supervisors District 4: No endorsement

Board of Supervisors District 6: James Keys

Board of Supervisors District 8: Rafael Mandelman

Board of Supervisors District 10: DeWitt Lacy

Assessor Recorder: Phil Ting

Public Defender: Jeff Adachi

Judge Superior Court Seat 15: Michael Nava

Board of Education: Margaret Brodkin, Kim-Shree Maufas, Omar Khalif

College Board: Anita Grier, Lawrence Wong

San Francisco Propositions

Prop AA, Vehicle Registration Fee: Yes

Prop A, Earthquake Retrofit Bond: Yes

Prop B, City Retiree Pension & Health Plan: Yes

Prop C, Mayoral Appearances: Yes

Prop D, Non-Citizen Voting for School Board: Yes

Prop E, Election Day Voter Registration: Yes

Prop F, Health Service Board Elections: Yes

Prop G, Transit Wages: No

Prop H, No Elected Officials on Political Party Committees: Yes

Prop I, Saturday Voting: Yes

Prop J, Increased Hotel Tax : Yes

Prop K, Hotel Tax Clarifications: No

Prop L, No Sitting or Lying on Sidewalk: No

Prop M, Community Policing and Foot Patrols: Yes

Prop N, Real Property Transfer Tax: Yes


Mayor: Jean Quan

Congress 9th District: Barbara Lee

Measure L, More School Funding: Yes

Measure X, More Police: No


State House 12th District: Tom Ammiano

Prop 19, Legalize Marijuana: Yes

Prop 20, Redistricting Congressional Districts: No

Prop 21, $18 Vehicle License Fee: Yes

Prop 22, No State Redevelopment Funds: No

Prop 23, No Air Pollution Control: No

Prop 24, Business Tax Liability: No

Prop 25, Majority Legislative Vote on Budget: Yes

Prop 26, Two-Thirds Vote on Fees: No

Prop 27, No Redistricting Commission: Yes

For more information, contact Bay View publisher Willie Ratcliff at or (415) 671-0789.

2 thoughts on “Bay View Voters Guide

  1. SFLocal

    It's so disappointing that the Observer endorse Prop B. Prop B is a poorly written measure that is misleading in it's real effects. Even though it has been called pension reform over two-thirds of the money generated is from cutting people's healthcare! Teachers, nurses, custorians and gardners are going to see their family healthcare costs more than double if this passes. Over 17,000 city workers make less than $35K a year and this is going to force them to go to SF General for emergency care which will end up costing the tax payers even more.

    Vote No on Prop B!

  2. jmi

    tThe next time your kid or cousin is arrested for pot you'll have only yourself to blame if you don't vote yes on 19.

    The NAACP just released a report that says from 2006 to 2008, California African-Americans and Latinos were up to 12 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than whites. In Los Angeles County, for instance, where blacks account for only 10 percent of the population, they accounted for 30 percent of those arrested for pot possession.

    Stand up and vote yes on 19. Legalize it, tax it and control it. End the discrimination.


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