Election 2016: Prop K
Here's what you need to know to decide how to vote on San Francisco's Proposition K.
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 K? We hope the brief voter guide below will help you decide!
What Is Prop K?
Prop K would allow the city of San Francisco to increase its sales tax by 0.75% to a total of 9.25%.
If the proposition is approved, the increase would take effect on April 1, 2017 and would expire after 25 years.
Funds generated from the increase in sales tax would be put into the General Fund.
Who Supports Prop K?
As you might have noticed, the supporters of Prop K are the same as those for Prop J. This is no coincidence. The two propositions are intended to be a complement to one another.
Accordingly, supporters argue that the sales tax increase proposed by Prop K is necessary in order to fund the homelessness and transportation services proposed under Prop J.
Who Opposes Prop K?
Key opponents of Prop K include: Save Muni, “San Francisco’s only independent transportation think tank.”
Opponents argue that Prop K is a regressive sales tax that will disproportionately impact low and middle-income residents, as well as small businesses.
Learn More about Prop K
To learn more, read the full text of Proposition K.