October 31st, 2011


Amar's Endorsements, SF 2011 Election

  • Prop A: YES (bond to raise $ for schools)

  • Prop B: Yes (bond to raise $ for street repairs)

  • Prop C: Yes (pension reform, version that was agreed on by all parties, unlikely to be overturned in court)

  • Prop D: No (persion reform, version Adachi made up on his own, questionably legal)

  • Prop E: YES, YES, YES! (gives elected SF reps the ability to modify/repeal props. for god's sake please vote yes. the current system ("rule by proposition") is so broken. let's make our elected SF officials do the hard work of actually REPRESENTING us, by giving them the power to do so.

  • Prop F: Yes (more disclosure rules for SF "campaign consultants")

  • Prop G: Yes (nonbinding resolution arguing that SF should adopt a neighborhood school policy. nonbinding resolutions are a stupid waste of time, plus parents can still elect to send their kid to any immersion school, so if you live in a neighborhood (pot hill, for example) where the only nearby school is an immersion school, your kids will still be SOL. overall the only reason I voted for this was to signal discontent w/ the current lottery system)
I'm not endorsing anyone for mayor, sheriff or district attorney, cos frankly, what difference does it make? Who cares? Until someone can explain to me why the outcome of any of these races matters, I'm going to save the mental energy. (Believe me, I don't like skipping anything on the ballot. I spent a lot of time trying to get enthused about one of the candidates running for SF mayor-- somebody, anybody. But they're all completely unremarkable, I think precisely because because the job doesn't matter.)

Download the SPUR Voter Guide if you want in-depth analysis of this year's props.