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SF's Special Mayoral Election

You can vote now, until Tuesday, June 5, 2018

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Pick your squad

Since it's an "instant run-off" election, you can choose up to three of your favorite candidates. This year, we asked them some hard questions. Everyone, except Richie, responded. (Richie, if you're reading, feel free to respond).

Pro Tips

If you're new to this, here's what the Mayor does:
  • Oversees a $10B budget
  • Manages 54 city agencies, such as the SFPD and the SF Zoo
  • Proposes new legislation, and vetos or approves the BoS
  • Appoints residents to serve on 65+ city commissions

Why

To elect the 45th Mayor of SF

When

Now, until Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Where

Polling booth or absentee ballot

RSVP by

May 21st (Registration to vote passed)

Notes

Guests must be 18+. BYOB. SO's are welcome.

Uber or Lyft?

Lyft

Jane Kim
London Breed
Mark Leno

Neither

Ellen Lee Zhou
Angela Alioto
"We have our city public transportation and taxi already. No need." - ELZ

Flywheel

Amy Farah Weiss

What's your single biggest idea for SF?

London Breed

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Making people feel safe, included, and proud to call San Francisco home.

Mark Leno

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End street homelessness by 2020.

Jane Kim

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Investing in re-building our middle class.

Angela Alioto

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Creating an inclusive future where everyone has a chance to live and thrive in our city.

Amy Farah Weiss

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Stabilize San Francisco's 3K+ unsheltered residents.

Ellen Lee Zhou

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We need restricted regulations to face our homeless crisis.

Michelle Bravo

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Incentivize public service workers, teachers, and first responders to live in SF.

Cardi B or Nicki Minaj?

Minaj

London Breed
Angela Alioto

Cardi B?

Mark Leno
"🎶I don't wanna choose 🎶 – Cardi B" – Mark Leno

Both

We don't have to put talented women against each other – I really appreciate both of them!

Neither

Ellen Lee Zhou

Maya Angelou

Amy Farah Weiss

SF has one of the highest levels of income inequality in the country. How would you address it?

Ellen Lee Zhou

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House the true and real residents first. Not new people from outside to just take advantage of our public resources.

Jane Kim

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Invest in education at every level.

Amy Farah Weiss

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Ensure that the essential needs of housing, comprehensive health care, education, and transit are prioritized.

Michelle Bravo

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Give small businesses tax breaks if they’re making less than $250K each year.

Mark Leno

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Lead a regional and statewide effort to address affordability and homelessness.

Angela Alioto

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Expand upon programs that close the achievement gaps for students of color.

London Breed

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Fund and build hundreds of modular homes for homeless people. Reform SF’s archaic approval process for new housing.

What is one thing you would never change about SF?

London Breed

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The food!

Mark Leno

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The people. Here, we welcome newcomers and we celebrate one another’s differences.

Jane Kim

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We're a Sanctuary City-- not just for immigrants but also for LGBTQ, artists, and activists.

Angela Alioto

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Local control. We must not allow the state to seize control of local planning decisions.

Ellen Lee Zhou

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The uniqueness of each district and each neighborhood.

Amy Farah Weiss

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Neighborhoods that have their own distinct feel due to their rich cultural heritage.

Michelle Bravo

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SF being a sanctuary city for many, not just illegal immigrants.

Do you support Prop H? why or why not?

Amy Farah Weiss

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I do not support Prop H or the acquisition of tasers by the SFPD.

Michelle Bravo

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NO TASERS FOR SFPD. NO ON PROPOSITION H.

Mark Leno

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I do not support Prop H. It is imperative that we get weapons off our streets, not add more.

Jane Kim

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I don’t believe we should be making decisions on police strategies at the ballot box and I do not support the measure.

London Breed

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I don't support the June ballot measure with respect to tasers because I don't think we should be regulating them at the ballot box.

Angela Alioto

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I support Prop H to protect the public and our police officers from gun-related incidents.

From 1-10, how would you rate SF’s previous mayoral administration?

Michelle Bravo

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I’d give them a 1. If you look at our issues we a city are facing, Mayor Lee and NONE of the Supervisors have done anything to truly solve our transiency issue.

Amy Farah Weiss

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4.5

Mark Leno

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Different aspects of the administration warrant different appraisals.

Ellen Lee Zhou

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He did a great job to help the city survived recession. But not too good when all those hi tech companies came in to our city.

London Breed

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We are a wealthy city that can invest and provide resources to many in need. But the downside of this growth is we have failed to create enough new homes to keep pace.

Angela Alioto

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Mayor Lee steered this city through an incredible transition, but he also allowed the city to become trapped in inaction by the bureaucracy of our system.

Jane Kim

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7.5. I have tremendous respect for Mayor Lee who led our city through a period of great transition coming out of the recession and entering our second tech boom.

"Frisco" or "San Fran"?

"Frisco"

Jane Kim
"If I had to pick..."

"The City"

Amy Farah Weiss
London Breed

"San Francisco"

Mark Leno
Angela Alioto
Michelle Bravo

"Neither"

Ellen Lee Zhou

What’s the first thing you’d change about the city’s current strategy for tackling homelessness?

Ellen Lee Zhou

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The homeless have to help themselves, learn to survive on their own, train them for self-efficiency.

Jane Kim

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Create a Behavioral Justice Center so homeless individuals don’t just cycle from jail to the streets.

Amy Farah Weiss

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Treat the encampment and shelter-shortage crisis with a community-integrated triage response.

Michelle Bravo

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Provide holistic mental health and wellness services to transient populations, with an emphasis on de-escalation.

Mark Leno

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End the cycle of tent encampments and make our sidewalks safe, healthy environments.

Angela Alioto

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Move homeless residents into permanent, supportive housing.

London Breed

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I want to remove homeless tent encampments within one year and change our conservatorship laws to get those who need mental health services the help they need.

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