The Local 21 San Francisco Council has voted to adopt the following San Francisco PAC endorsements for the upcoming election.
· Yes on Prop A. The PAC supports the expanded ability of the City to issue bonds for needed energy, including clean energy facilities, which in turn support Local 21 jobs.
· Yes on Prop C. The PAC has endorsed this ballot measure due to it being actively targeted toward an issue important to Local 21 members. The measure would establish a commercial rent receipts tax of 1-3.5% and would dedicate those funds to providing municipal funded childcare services for those making 1-200% of AMI.
· Yes on Prop G. The PAC supports this measure, which has received overwhelming support from labor organizations and would positively impact Local 21 represented administrative positions at SFUSD. With certain exceptions, the measure would add a special assessment fee of $298 to all taxable real estate property in SF from 2018-2038. Funds are allocated to salary increases and other improvements for teachers and other SFUSD staff.
The PAC has taken no position on the remaining propositions.
District 8 Supervisor:
· Vote for Rafael Mandelman! The SF Pac endorses Mr. Mandelman, a Local 21 member and strong supporter of city workers, for the position of District 8 Supervisor. Read more about the endorsement and how to help get a fellow member elected here.
San Francisco Mayor:
The PAC has endorsed three candidates for the Mayoral race.
· Jane Kim
· Mark Leno
· London Breed
San Francisco allows voters to choose up to three candidates for the Mayor’s race and rank them in order of preference. During candidate interviews, the PAC felt that multiple candidates, despite their differences in experience and strengths, were equally qualified to be Mayor. In addition, all three candidates have had a long history with Local 21 and the PAC feels they would equally respect Local 21 members and negotiate fairly during bargaining. For these reasons, the Local 21 PAC urges San Francisco members to vote for all three of our top candidates, London Breed, Jane Kim, and Mark Leno for Mayor, and is leaving it to members to decide the ranking based upon their personal preference.