Parking measure losing out; 'Question Time' up in air

With only a smattering of votes counted, the fate of two competing ballot measures — A and H — is still up in the air, but initial numbers suggest that more Muni riders than drivers file absentee ballots. Measure A, which would provide more funding to The City's public transportation system and require The City to develop a climate action plan, captured 50.7 percent of the 44,472 absentee ballots filed before Election Day. Proposition H, which would increase the number of parking spaces in San Francisco, was losing, with 58 percent of voters rejecting the measure. Measure A also contains a provision that would fix the number of parking spaces to The City's current limits.

Measure E

Last November, 56 percent of San Francisco voters approved a measure in support of the idea of having The City’s mayor appear monthly at a Board of Supervisors meeting. Because the 2006 measure was advisory, Mayor Gavin Newsom has not attended any meetings this year. But this year’s version of the Question Time measure has teeth: It would change city law. Initial results reveal voters are divided — 51 percent were opposed.

Measure I

After the Board of Supervisors refused to fully fund a proposal for a Small Business Assistance Center during this summer's budget negotiations, Mayor Gavin Newsom put the money matter before the voters as Measure I. As planned, the one-stop shop would allow case managers to help merchants navigate such complex city processes as permitting, provide advice on how to bid on city contracts and make resource referrals, among other business assistance. Early voters agreed, with 56 percent supporting the idea and its $750,000 price tag. Together with the $150,000 that was approved by the Board of Supervisors, the center will cost $900,000.

Bay Area NewsLocal

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

A San Francisco Unified School District program that gave would-be teachers extra training in the classroom has lost a key partner. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/2019 S.F. Examiner)</ins>
USF ends partnership with SFUSD in teacher residency program

District launched training effort to improve low retention rates for new hires

Roger Marenco, president of operators union TWU Local 250-A, speaks at a news conference outside the Muni Kirkland Yard announcing Muni will not be increasing fares on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SFMTA’s union leader encourages riders to say ‘thank you’ to their Muni operators

A conversation with Roger Marenco, president of Transport Workers Union of America, Local 250A

The Rev. Norman Fong of the Chinatown Community Development Center joined San Francisco city leaders and community partners in a “Campaign for Solidarity” at Civic Center Plaza on Saturday, Apr 17, 2021. (CraigLee/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
City launches ‘Campaign for Solidarity’ to combat racial violence

Mayor London Breed, the city’s Human Rights Commission and community leaders launched… Continue reading

It’s time to break the code of silence and end the stigmatism against infertility, which is fairly common. <ins>(Shuttterstock)</ins>
Struggles with infertility are common

We all can support friends, ask legislators to mandate appropriate insurance

Foxes, aka Louisa Rose Allen, says she taken back control of her music in recent years. <ins>(Courtesy Hollie Fernando)</ins>
Foxes back with ‘Friends in the Corner’

Pop star doing a lot ‘behind the scenes’ since 2016

Most Read