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Over 20 Percent Of Votes Have Yet To Be Counted, But…

While we had estimated 40,000 or so mail-in and provisional ballots had yet to be counted after the early results were released on Election Day, the actual number appears to be closer to 50,000, or around 30 percent of all ballots cast. The uncounted votes could theoretically swing the... Read More »

San Francisco Election Results, No Real Surprises To Be Had

With 100 percent of San Francisco’s precincts reporting, but plenty of mail-in and provisional ballots yet to be counted, the early results for all the key measures below are holding. But the margin for the so-called Airbnb Measure F has narrowed (down to 55 percent No), as has the... Read More »

The Polls Are Now Closed In San Francisco, Early Results Are In

Perhaps you’ve already mailed your ballot or cast an early vote at City Hall, but if not, the polls are now open in San Francisco and it’s time to vote. A total of 446,505 people are registered to vote in San Francisco, up from 435,757 in June of last... Read More »

Bay Guardian’s ‘Clean Slate’ Voter Guide Revived

While the San Francisco Bay Guardian, a “leading voice for progressive San Francisco since 1966,” was shuttered in October of 2014, its intellectual assets, including its name, website and digital archives, have been transferred to the San Francisco Center for Newspaper Preservation for non-commercial use. And while the weekly... Read More »

Sierra Club To Oppose Mission Rock, Feinstein Pro Limiting Airbnb

The Sierra Club will pen the official argument opposing the ballot measure which would allow the Giants’ massive Mission Rock development to move forward, while Senator Dianne Feinstein will pen the argument in favor of the measure to further restrict short-term residential rentals in San Francisco, the so-called Airbnb... Read More »

Affordable Housing Bond Cost Analysis

According to San Francisco’s Controller, if the proposed $310 million Affordable Housing Bonds measure, Proposition A, is passed this November, the estimated average cost for the bonds, collected in the form of a property tax surcharge, will be $8.09 per $100,000 of assessed property value through 2039. The benefits... Read More »

All The Way From A to K: San Francisco’s Ballot Measure Rundown

Eleven local measures are set to appear on this November’s ballot in San Francisco, measures which have just been lettered from A (the $310 million Affordable Housing Bond) to K (the revised Surplus Property Ordinance). The full rundown and summaries from the Department of Elections or past SocketSite coverage:... Read More »

UPDATE: Surplus Land Ballot Measure Withdrawn But Returning

The proposed measure sponsored by Supervisors Kim, Avalos, Campos and Mar to prioritize the use of surplus and underutilized city-owned land in San Francisco for the development of “100% permanently affordable housing, including ground floor retail and community facilities and open space” has been withdrawn from the November ballot, but... Read More »

Airbnb Measure Qualifies For November Ballot

The ballot measure to further restrict the short-term rental of any residential unit in San Francisco to a maximum of 75 days a year and prohibit hosting platforms, such as Airbnb or VRBO, from ever listing a unit which hasn’t already been registered with the city, or has exceeded the... Read More »

Signatures For Mission District Housing Moratorium Delivered

The sponsors of the proposed ballot measure which would impose a Mission District Housing Moratorium have delivered 15,101 signatures in support of the initiative to San Francisco’s Department of Elections.  And if at least 9,700 of the signatures are valid, the measure will qualify for this November’s ballot. If adopted... Read More »