Election 2016: Prop A
Here's what you need to know to decide how to vote on San Francisco's Proposition A.
ICYMI: the 2016 election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, with early voting kicking off at San Francisco’s City Hall on Tuesday, October 11.
In addition to voting for officials at the local, state, and national level, San Franciscans will face a decision on 17 state ballot initiatives and 25 local propositions.
Not sure how to vote on Proposition A? We hope the brief voter guide below will help you decide!
What Is Prop A?
Prop A would allow the San Francisco Unified School District to issue up to $7.44 million in bonds, which would be subject to yearly audits and oversight by citizens.
The funds would be used to:
- repair current school district facilities to bring them up to current accessibility, health, safety, seismic, and instructional standards
- replace outdated plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and major building systems
- renovate classrooms and training facilities
- construct new schools
- improve IT systems and food service preparation systems
Who Supports Prop A?
Key supporters of Proposition A include: the San Francisco Unified School District.
Supporters argue that Prop A would help bring SFUSD’s buildings — some of which are the oldest in California — up to date, as well as helping the district prepare for the “projected SFUSD student population growth of as many as 14,000 new students in the next decade.”
Who Opposes Prop A?
Key opponents of Prop A include: the Libertarian Party of San Francisco.
Opponents argue that voters should oppose Prop A in order to prevent the size of the San Francisco government and budget from growing larger.
Learn More about Prop A
To learn more, read the full text of Proposition A.