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Learn More About Propositions and Candidates for Elected Office

 
The BOMA SF-PAC is looking forward to the November 6, 2018 election. Our members have endorsed candidates for elected office and taken positions on the following propositions. If you are a registered voter in San Francisco, please reference this guide when you vote!
 

BOMA San Francisco's Political Action Committee's Voter Guide

November 6, 2018 Election

The BOMA SF-PAC is looking forward to the November 6, 2018 election. Our members have endorsed candidates for elected office and taken positions on the following propositions. If you are a registered voter in San Francisco, please reference this guide when you vote!

If you have any questions, contact John Bozeman, BOMA San Francisco's Director of Government and Industry Affairs, at johnb@boma.com.

Local Propositions

SUPPORT - Proposition A: Bond Special Election: San Francisco Seawall Earthquake Safety Bond 

OPPOSE - Proposition B: Charter Amendment: City Privacy Guidelines

OPPOSE - Proposition C: Initiative Ordinance: Imposing a Homelessness Gross Receipts Tax

OPPOSE - Proposition D: Charter Amendment: Cannabis Commission

SUPPORT - Proposition E: Initiative Ordinance: Hotel Tax Allocations

Candidates - San Francisco

San Francisco Board of Supervisors - District 2


Catherine Stefani - #1 Endorsed Candidate in District 2

Nick Josefowitz - #2 Endorsed Candidate in District 2

San Francisco Board of Supervisors - District 4

Dual Endorsement 


Jessica Ho and Trevor McNeil

San Francisco Board of Supervisors - District 6

Christine Johnson

San Francisco Board of Supervisors - District 8

Rafael Mandelman

San Francisco Board of Supervisors - District 10

Dual Endorsement 

Shamann Walton and Theo Ellington

San Francisco Assessor Recorder


Carmen Chu

Candidates - California

Governor - Gavin Newsom

Lt. Governor - Eleni Kounalakis

State Assembly District 17 – David Chiu

State Assembly District 19 – Phil Ting

State Board of Equalization District 2 – Malia Cohen

Candidates - Federal

US Senate - Dianne Feinstein 




US Congressional District 12 – Nancy Pelosi

US Congressional District 14 – Jackie Speier

 

The Largest Tax Increase in San Francisco History

 
Proposition C is a NEW and additional tax measure that follows the passage of the current largest tax increase in San Francisco history on the commercial real estate industry in June for childcare and early education. 
 

 

The November ballot in San Francisco contains an initiative ordinance, Proposition C, which, if passed, would be the largest tax increase in the city’s history. 

This measure would mostly affect the major tenants in BOMA member buildings and may have implications for BOMA members depending on your company’s San Francisco gross receipts tax category. 

We urge you review the measure to determine how your enterprise may be impacted: https://bit.ly/2Pz7uZl

Proposition C is a NEW and additional tax measure that follows the passage of the current largest tax increase in San Francisco history on the commercial real estate industry in June for childcare and early education.

For many of San Francisco’s largest employers, it will double both the Gross Receipts and Administrative Office Taxes. This measure imposes $300 million of new taxes on approximately 200-300 businesses and locks in the existing $382 million the city currently spends for homeless services. The result is a $682 million budget set aside, by far the city’s largest, which during the next recession will result in huge general fund cuts. 

This measure targets the largest professional service firms, retailers, hotels and headquartered companies - businesses that employ 20% of our workforce and generate 40% of the city’s business taxes. 

The solution to our homeless epidemic is not just more money spent the same way – we need to be smarter, more creative and more accountable. 

Prop. C has no plan, no reform and no accountability. 

The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce is leading the campaign along with the Committee on Jobs, Hotel Council and BOMA San Francisco in organizing the effort against this measure. Recent polling shows with a well-funded, well-organized campaign, Proposition C can be defeated. Please click here to find additional information on the measure, as well as how to contribute to the campaign by clicking here.

For more information on how you can help, please email: info@noonpropc.com.