SAN FRANCISCO PROPOSITIONS A, B, E, AND F
The OWL Board studied these Propositions on the ballot for the March 5th election in San Francisco and came to the following conclusions:
YES ON A – Bond issue for affordable housing including designations for seniors, families and abuse survivors.
NO ON B – Dubbed the “Cop Tax” and would require approval of new taxes to support this vital service which should be funded from current tax. Would actually delay increasing police force.
NO ON E – Decreases oversight by Police Commission, allows increase of dangerous vehicle chases on our crowded streets, allows more use of surveillance technologies without safeguards, decreases police accountability by decreasing reports of “incidents.”
NO ON F – This proposition would require anyone receiving CAAP/public assistance benefits to be screened for substance use and if dependent on illegal drugs referred for professional evaluation and possible treatment. If they refuse, they will lose their public assistance money that they depend on to live! This measure is punitive, intrusive and depends on treatment services that are currently scarce and not easily accessible.