The July 10th HANC general membership meeting was devoted to a review and evaluation of measures on the November ballot, to date.
It was a standing room only crowd, and guest speakers included Tim Redmond, Corey Cook, Conny Ford and Chelsea
All of the measures, so far, have been placed on the ballot by either the Mayor or members of the Board of Supervisors. It was noted that if the Mayor’s issues are defeated, it might open the way for a strong candidate to run against him in his re-election campaign in 2015. The anti-speculation measure may be the most important measure of the Mayor’s popularity, and needed to slow the rampant “flip” evictions that are threatening renters.
Some observations by the speakers: Progressives need to come together and ID measures they can work on in common to educate SF voters, to impact choices on Absentee Ballots, (as much more voting is happening by mail), and to turn them out on election day. San Francisco is in danger of losing it’s soul, and this upcoming election could go a long way to saving the City we all love.