Election 2016: Prop RR
Here's what you need to know to decide how to vote on San Francisco's Proposition RR.
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 RR? We hope the brief voter guide below will help you decide!
What Is Prop RR?
Prop RR would authorize the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) District to issue $3.5 billion in bonds for acquisition of real property subject to independent oversight and annual audits to:
- Keep BART safe
- Prevent accidents, breakdowns, and delays
- Relieve overcrowding
- Reduce traffic congestion and pollution
- Improve earthquake safety and access for seniors and the disabled by replacing and upgrading worn tracks, tunnels, train control systems, and other deteriorating infrastructure
Who Supports Prop RR?
Supporters argue that Prop RR is a detailed plan to ensure that BART remains safe and reliable, which was developed with input from the community and experts.
Who Opposes Prop RR?
Key opponents of Prop RR include: the Kersten Institute for Governance and Public Policy, Libertarian Party of San Francisco, and the Alliance of Contra Costa Taxpayers
Opponents of Prop RR argue that BART makes reckless decisions and needs to stop borrowing and start budgeting in order to fund necessary repairs and improvements.
Learn More about Prop RR
To learn more, read the full text of Proposition RR.