This is how San Francisco gets its next mayor?

Posted on November 29, 2010 in November 2010 Election | comments

Since Mayor Newsom was elected Lieutenant Governor, the question many voters have been asking is how is it possible that the City does not have a process in place to choose a new Mayor in the event s...


Rank Choice Voting – Following Up Before Moving On.

Posted on November 21, 2010 in November 2010 Election | comments

The debate regarding rank choice voting is ebbing, quite naturally.  No doubt thoughts about this election method will simmer.  More opinion, but for and against, as input comes from that voice of r...


Rank Choice Voting in Action

Posted on November 14, 2010 in November 2010 Election | comments

This November’s election is shining a light on rank choice voting.  This vote counting method decided Oakland’s new mayor and will decide the San Francisco Supervisors for Districts 2 and...


Ballot background – and the League’s positions

Posted on October 30, 2010 in November 2010 Election | comments

At just two websites, you can find comprehensive information about the November 2 ballot. Candidate and ballot measure information is at SmartVoter. No need to navigate the Department of Elections pap...


Local candidates – In their own words.

Posted on October 10, 2010 in November 2010 Election | comments

During the past several weeks, the League of Women Voters has conducted candidate forums in a handful of supervisorial districts. The forums were located in the districts. The candidates turned up, fo...


Finishing touches for the Voters Guide

Posted on August 7, 2010 in November 2010 Election | comments

  On Friday, August 6, the Ballot Simplification Committee worked late and finished its task for the November election. The morning started with a revised list of ballot measures and letters; this re...


Getting the details straight

Posted on August 5, 2010 in November 2010 Election | comments

  Today the Ballot Simplification Committee completed the last ballot measure for the November 2, 2010 election . As another mark that the Voters Guide material is nearing completion, the ballot meas...


Changing rules for City employees

Posted on August 4, 2010 in November 2010 Election | comments

The Ballot Simplification Committee spent its entire meeting today going over a proposition that would change the rules governing retirement and health benefits for city employees and retirees. It was...


Sidewalks are for ???

Posted on August 3, 2010 in November 2010 Election | comments

Yesterday the Ballot Simplification Committee looked at two ballot measures that made changes in the Hotel Tax law. Today it dealt with two measures that propose very different approaches to maintaini...


Tinkering with the hotel tax

Posted on August 2, 2010 in November 2010 Election | comments

On November 2, San Franciscans will again be asked to choose between two dueling ballot measures. This time the measures deal with the city’s hotel tax. The Ballot Simplification Committee struggled...


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