About the Process
Many of the members voted between August 23rd until September 7th and we thank them so much for their input. Your voice is essential in guiding us, so thank you for weighing in and letting us know who you think should receive our endorsement.
The mayor is clearly an important voice in shaping the priorities of the city. especially for transportation issues -- from improving the current bike plan to implementation of the Connecting the City initiative, as well as appointing the MTA Board who approve projects, like bike lanes, that help San Franciscans get around the city by bike safely, comfortably and confidently.
As you're probably aware, the race is already gearing up, and the SF Bicycle Coalition is the largest local advocacy group in the city. After we make an endorsement, we will be working to educate and engage the public on transportation issues and share why our endorsed candidate(s) are the best for helping to keep San Francisco a national leader for better biking, walking, and public space.
How Does The Process Work?
We asked all of the declared candidates about where they stand on our issues by asking them to respond to our questionnaire. For those who responded, we've posted their responses to share with the 12,000 SF Bicycle Coalition members. We also encourage members to visit the candidates' own campaign websites to learn about their positions on other issues important to you.
All current members had the chance to review the candidates' questionnaire responses and to cast a vote for their favored candidate(s) between August 23rd and September 7th. Only candidates who responded to the questionnaires were eligible for the endorsement.
Online member voting was open between Tuesday, August 23rd and Wednesday, September 7th (by 5:00PM). In order to maintain the integrity of the membership vote, people who sign-up after August 22 were ineligible to vote. After that, the SF Bicycle Coalition Board of Directors reviewed the members' recommendations and will make the final decisions on endorsements for the November races, announced in the Biker Bulletin.
SF Bicycle Coalition members may vote in any of the races, regardless of where they live.