Category: Local

Local Propositions and Candidates

County Central Committees in Alameda, Marin, Sacramento, San Francisco and Santa Clara counties have positions on a variety of ballot measures and candidates. Listed alphabetically.

Alameda County

The Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party has endorsed the following candidates and ballot measure positions.

City of Alameda

  • NO on Measure L1 – city-sponsored “rent control”
  • YES on Measure M1 – tenant-sponsored rent control for Alameda – proponents’ website

Berkeley Ballot Measures

For statements on these ballot measure positions, see this article.

  • YES on Measure U1 – business license tax on rental units
  • YES on Measure V1 – Gann appropriations limit override
  • YES on Measure Y1 – youth voting
  • YES on Measure Z1 – low income housing authorization
  • YES on Measure AA – rent board ordinance amendment
  • NO on Measure BB – inferior minimum wage
  • YES on Measure CC – effective minimum wage
  • NO on Measure DD – big landlords’ proposed rental license tax

Berkeley Rent Stabilation Board

We support the CALI slate (“CALI” stands for Christina, Alejandro, Leah, and Igor). For more see this article.

  • Christina Murphy – Housing Specialist, Berkeley Drop-off Center
  • Alejandro Soto-Vigil – Rent Stabilization Board Commissioner
  • Leah Simon-Weisberg – Legal Director, Tenants Together, a statewide tenants’ advocacy group
  • Igor Tregub – Housing Advisory Commission member who has served a previous term as a Rent Stabilization Board Commissioner

Oakland City Council District 7

Oakland Ballot Measure

Contra Costa County

The Peace and Freedom Party State Executive Committee supports the following ballot measure.

Richmond

Marin County

The Marin County Peace and Freedom Party endorses the following ballot measure position.

  • YES on Measure A – strong start for kids – statement

Sacramento County

The Sacramento County Central Committee endorses the following ballot measure positions. For statements on these measures, see this article.

  • NO on county Measure B – local sales tax
  • YES on Sacramento Unified School District Measure G – parcel tax
  • YES on City of Sacramento Meaure L – redistricting commission

San Francisco

The San Francisco County Central Committee endorses the following candidates.

Board of Supervisors, District 11

Note: in this ranked choice voting (RCV) election, voters can rank up to three candidates in order of preference.

Santa Clara County

The Santa Clara County Peace and Freedom Party endorses the following positions.

Mountain View

San Jose

  • YES on Measure E – require many businesses to offer extra hours to part-time workers before hiring new ones

Sacramento County Ballot Measures

The Sacramento Peace and Freedom Party County Central Committee recommends a NO vote on Sacramento County Measure B, and YES votes on Sacramento Unified School District Measure G and City of Sacramento Measure L.

Measure B – NO

Measure B would impose a 30 year half cent sale tax with the proceeds to be used for road repairs and transit improvements. We recognize the real need for road repairs and for transit improvements, but do not believe this is the proper way to pay for them right now.

Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board

The Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party has endorsed the “CALI” (Christina, Alejandro, Leah, Igor) slate for the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board. These candidates were chosen by ranked choice voting at the pro-tenant rent board convention in Berkeley in May, 2016. The Peace and Freedom Party participates in the biannual tenants’ convention, which chooses candidates to form a slate to run against the candidates chosen by the Berkeley Property Owners’ Association which has been working to overturn strong rent control in Berkeley.

City of Berkeley Ballot Measures

The Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party is in the process of making recommendations on the many local initiatives and candidates that will appear on the ballot on November 8, 2016. Below are the positions that we have adopted and written up so far. Please check this website again for additions as the election season progresses.

Yes on Marin County Measure A: Strong Start for Kids

This statement was provided by the Marin County Central Committee.

Measure A: Strong Start for Kids. Vote YES to fund expanded preschool child care and health services for low-income children in Marin County, although we have reservations regarding the sales tax funding mechanism.

The Marin County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously for put the measure on the ballot. Almost all the local politicians support the measure as do the local service providers for children including a coalition of the Marin Child Care Council, First 5 Marin, MarinKids, Community Action Marin, Marin Child Care Commission, and Parent Voices and Youth Leadership Institute. Measure proponents plan to raise $200,000 to support the YES vote, which will require a two-thirds majority.