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Better Government

We all know San Francisco faces serious challenges. We can identify the problems, but politics are clouding our efforts to find the solutions.

Over the past decade, the cost of city government has increased from $4.2 billion to $6.6 billion, while the city continues to experience a growing deficit each year. Our government is spending nearly 58 percent more than a decade ago – but are voters experiencing a city that is 58 percent better?

We can – and should – make sure our city government is as efficient, as creative, and as progressive as San Francisco itself. I am convinced that the single most progressive thing we can do right now is to make sure government works.

We need the type of bold ideas and leadership that will move San Francisco City Hall away from fighting about the few issues that divide us – and move toward collaborating on the practical solutions that will drive our city forward.

Keep RCV (instant runoff)

By  •  Better Government

A previous comment here made a bad suggestion — stopping Ranked Choice Voting (instant runoff). What an awful idea

The critic that it allows only a small percentage of people …
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Get rid of Instant Runoff!!!

By  •  Better Government

I would like to see the instant runoff practice stopped altogether.  While it seemed like a good idea as it was a way to get rid of a second and …
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Financial Dashboard: Where do your tax dollars go

By  •  Better Government

From the ResetSF launch event, transparency was a popular theme. As an open government advocate, I do believe in the well-known quote from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeisthat that “Sunlight is the …
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Adjust District Boundaries for Supervisors

By  •  Better Government

Little talked about, but of much influence in determining the direction of our City, is the upcoming redrawing of district boundaries as a result of the most recent census. Many …
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Should we do away with Supervisor term limits?

By  •  Better Government

I propose we do away with term limits for Supervisors. Although Alioto-Pier was a slightly different issue in that she said she shouldn’t have her first partial term counted (http://www.ktvu.com/news/24424104/detail.html), …
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