Sunday, May 11, 2014
Mayor Ed Lee announces 'Yes on A' campaign
By Kate Conger
on Sun, May 11, 2014 at 2:24 PM
Proposition A, which will appear on the June 3 ballot, would invest $400 million in seismic retrofitting for San Francisco's firefighting water supply system, firehouses and police stations. Much of The City's disaster preparedness infrastructure was constructed over a century ago and is need of repairs, according to the Mayor's "Yes on A" campaign.
Board of Supervisors President David Chiu and Supervisor Eric Mar co-sponsored the proposition with Lee.
The campaign comes in the wake of the 5-alarm Mission Bay fire, which has the mayor and other Prop A supporters calling for quick maintenance to The City's firefighting systems.
In addition to the work on the water supply system, firehouses and police stations, Prop A would also fund the creation of seismically secure facilities for SFPD's Forensic Services Division and for the Medical Examiner.
Mayor Ed Lee launched a campaign for Proposition A in Chinatown on Saturday, calling on voters to approve the bond measure that would aid The City in earthquake safety and other emergency response upgrades.