Month

May 2006

Healthy Saturdays

We are very dissappointed in Mayor Newsom’s recent veto of the Healthy Saturdays initiative, and are dismayed by the De Young Museum’s misleading attack on the proposal — which after all is a trial, not a permanent fixture. The veto survived today (May 23) thanks to the usual supects on the board.
For a good round up of the issues, and what you can do about it, check out the Bike Coalition’s Golden Gate Park page.

Spillover

When collections from gas sales tax increases faster than other taxable items, transit funding gets a boost (throught a complicated formula) to help cover its higher costs of fuel and accomodate higher demand. These funds are split between state and local agencies (through the State Transit Assistance Program).

Or that is transit funding SHOULD get a boost, but over the last two decades, most of this money has ended up in the general fund. Our Governor’s budget proposal is no better, and over the next 10 years, will divert and estimated $4.1 billion spillover funds away from transit.

Visit TALC for more information and action items

June 2006 Endorsements

Proposition A

No. Proposition A allocates $10 million more from the City’s General Fund for the next 3 years to violence prevention and intervention services. We are opposed to this on good government grounds. While we are not opposed to any of these services in general, this seems a poor way to legislate.

Proposition C

Yes. Proposition C changes the appointment process of the Transbay Joint Powers Authority — giving the Board of Supervisors 2 appointments.  The TJPA is responsible for the designing, building and operating of the Transbay terminal in San Francisco. This proposition continues a process of giving some powers of appointment to the Board of Supervisors.

No Position

We have not taken a position on Prop B or D.

For California State Initiatives and Candidates, please see the California League of Conservation Voters.

Central Committees

DCCC – 12th AD

  • Susan Hall
  • Trevor McNeil
  • Jane Morrison
  • Melanie Nutter
  • Connie O’Conner
  • Roy Recio
  • Jason Wong

DCCC – 13th AD

  • David Campos
  • Gerry Crowley
  • Rick Galbreath
  • Michael Goldstein
  • Robert Haaland
  • Rafael Mendelman
  • Laura Spanjian
  • Holli Thier
  • Jordanna Thigpen
  • Scott Wiener

Green Party

  • John-Marc Chandonia
  • Susan King
  • Kim Knox
  • Nancy Lewis
  • Sue Vaughan
  • Patrick Villano