More SF/California questions

Support expanding CleanPower SF program

Yes.

Should CEQA guidelines be reduced to increase development

Absolutely not.

Support Measure F (Sunlight on Dark Money)

Yes.

Support expanding SF’s public financing program

Yes, I’d like to expand it across the country.

Support Supervisor Mar’s charter to prohibit mayoral appointment within 90 days of upcoming election

Yes.

How do you foresee budget cuts impacting working-class families, city workers and unions in San Francisco?

Budget cuts have historically impacted social services first, but I favor calls to defund the police in order to enable budget flexibility and more effective uses of those funds. In particular, we need to protect resources for programs like Free City, that provide educational and job training opportunities to all, and expand resources for programs like Covered California, that enable health coverage for low-income residents.

Did you support the Twitter tax break? Why or why not?

I did not support the Twitter tax break. I generally view skeptically any public policy including tax cuts or subsidies for corporations. A compelling public purpose—like advancing a public interest in battery technology to help store energy generated by intermittent sources such as wind and solar—could conceivably justify a subsidy or tax. Luring a major company to a particular neighborhood does not rise to that standard.

Do you support or oppose the state density bonus program? If so, or not, why and what policies would you implement to address this matter?

I support increasing densification and new construction, but sensitive communities experiencing extreme gentrification and displacement like the Mission have affordability requirements that differ greatly from more affluent ones. I believe in democratizing land use to amplify the housing needs of people who are structurally shut out of the process, especially Black and Latinx communities.

How do you foresee budget cuts impacting working-class families, city workers and unions in San Francisco?

Budget cuts have historically impacted social services first, but I favor calls to defund the police in order to enable budget flexibility and more effective uses of those funds. In particular, we need to protect resources for programs like Free City, that provide educational and job training opportunities to all, and expand resources for programs like Covered California, that enable health coverage for low-income residents.

What are the most important principles you would rely on to make recommendations for City hiring?

Equity, inclusion, and a commitment to our communities.