San Francisco March 2020 Primary Voter Guide

San Francisco March 2020 Primary Voter Guide

March 2020 San Francisco Primary Voter Guide


DCCC members speak for the local Democratic Party and decide who gets the Democratic Party’s endorsement. The DCCC candidates that win this election will make endorsements for November 2020. When Democrats look down their ballot at local races, the offices that have the biggest effect on housing, transit, and neighborhood issues, most voters will vote for whomever the Democratic Party endorsed.

State Candidates

California State Senate District 11

Scott Wiener

Authored and passed legislation like SB 35, which helps homes get built faster, and is behind SB 50, which would legalize millions of new homes near transit and jobs.

David Chiu

California State Assembly District 17

Authored and passed AB 1482, protecting renters with a rent cap and just cause eviction protections.

Phil Ting

California State Assembly District 19

Helped give us “triplexes everywhere” through his recent AB 68 that legalizes two accessory dwelling units on every parcel in California.

San Francisco Ballot Propositions

Prop B - Support

Earthquake Bond

Authorizes bond to fund systems & facilities that help respond to earthquakes, like 911 emergency response, police, and fire fighters. Will help make our city safer and protect existing housing.

Prop D - Support

Commercial Vacancy Tax

If the owner or tenant of a ground floor commercial space keeps it vacant for more than 6 months of a year, they would pay a tax. Doesn’t address what we believe are the main causes of storefront vacancies: zoning restrictions and the slow permitting process for new businesses. But it would help..

Prop E - Oppose

Limits on Office Development

If the city doesn’t meet its affordable housing production targets, allowable construction of offices would go down by a proportional amount. It doesn’t help fund or expedite the construction of affordable housing. Instead will likely create an office space shortage. Nonprofits and smaller, non-tech firms, which already struggle to find office space, will likely be forced out in greater numbers in a Prop E world.

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