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The following are the issues that I am highlighting as a candidate for Supervisor in District 4, San Francisco's Sunset district.
A Living Wage
Higher wages for San Francisco workers. Expand the Minimum Compensation Ordinance to guarantee that anyoen who works full-time will be able to support themselves without having to resort to charity or public subsidy. Everyone who works in San Francisco should be able to afford to live here.
I support Proposition 46, the state housing and emergency shelter bond initiative and San Francisco's Proposition B, which, if passed, would provide the city with $250 million in bonds to build affordable housing. Both of these measures are an important source of funds but they are only a beginning. For long term affordability, we need to examine our concepts of ownership of land. I am a strong supporter of the Community Land Trust model in which the community owns the land and retains an interest in the value of that land.
Comprehensive Health Care
I support rebuilding San Francisco General Hospital. If elected, I will work towards fully funding San Francisco's Unviersal Health Care Plan, adopted by the voters in 1998, to cover the 135,000 San Franciscans currently without health insurance.
Clean, Affordable & Renewable Energy
I support Proposition D, which would close down the polluting power plant in the Southeast sectiono of San Francisco (the Bay View and Hunter's Point area). It will also mandate a study to explore the feasibility of San Francisco becoming its own locally-owned power authority.I believe that such a move would provide residents with lower energy rates and a greater control over the type of energy they choose to use. In addition, I support low-interest loans to allow San Francisco homeowners to convert to solar power.
Real Solutions to Homelessness
The homeless problem in San Francisco is at a crisis level; however, we must not be tempted with simple solutions to a complex problem. I support adequate resources for substance abuse and mental health treatment, and greater transitional housing.
Campaign Finance Reform
Public offices should not go to the highest bidder. I support expanding San Francisco's campaign finance law and I am proudly a candidate who has qualified for public finance.
Reliable MUNI Service
I will work towards ensuring that MUNI is adequately funded and that it enables Sunset residents to travel quickly and safely to their destinations.