Help Elect Bike-Friendly Candidates
We did it! This election was a huge success for our bike-friendly candidates and ballot measures! We are still waiting for the results of District 7 while the city continues to count the ballots -- but, otherwise, almost all of our choices won!
The SF Bicycle Coalition has endorsed the following candidates and measures for the November 6, 2012 races.
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition joins the broad coalition of support for Proposition B, a $195 million General Obligation bond to help the Recreation & Park Department to repair and improve park facilities and trails. At least $21 million is allocated specifically for Golden Gate Park, McLaren Park, and Lake Merced, including park streets and connectivity improvements. The SF Bicycle Coalition is poised to advocate for even better bike connections to and in the parks and better bike parking and programs. By voting ‘yes’ on Proposition B, we can make sure the Parks have the money they need to improve bicycling in the coming years. Find out more at yesforparks.comElections will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.
Which District is Which?
District 1 covers the Richmond.
District 3 covers Downtown, Nob Hill, and North Beach.
District 5 covers the Western Addition, Panhandle, Upper and Lower Haight, and Japantown.
District 7 covers west of Twin Peaks, SFSU, and Merced.
District 9 covers the Mission and Bernal.
District 11 covers Oceanside, Ingleside, and Portola.BART Board of Directors, District 9 covers the central part of San Francisco. (Check BART.gov for map)
How Does The Process Work?
We've asked all of the declared candidates about their opinions on key projects and issues by asking them to respond to our questionnaire. For those who responded, we've posted their questionnaires online to share with members and the public. (We also encourage members to visit the candidates' own campaign websites -- which we've posted -- to learn about their positions on other issues.)
All current SF Bicycle Coalition members had the chance to review the candidates' questionnaire responses and cast their votes for the organization's endorsements in the elections. Only candidates who responded to the questionnaires were eligible for the endorsement.
Online member voting was open between Tuesday, August 21st and Tuesday, September 4th (by midnight). After that, the Board of Directors reviewed the members' recommendations and made the final decisions on endorsements for the November races.
Members were eligible to vote in all of the races, regardless of where they live.