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Help grow the party in 2017!

We're starting off a summer of building the Green Party with some new literature!  The above postcard is the first of several we're printing this year to educate San Franciscans about the Green Party and what we stand for.  We're also making postcards on specific issues, such as Improved Medicare for All, Cutting the Military Budget, LGBTIQA+ rights, and local Green accomplishments.  If you're good at graphic design and want to help, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

This June, we'll need volunteers at both the Haight St Fair and Pride to help staff our booths, talk about Green issues, and register new Greens.  We'll focus at Haight St on building a base of volunteers who can help campaign for Single Payer Health Care (i.e., Improved Medicare for All) in California.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you can volunteer.

Haight St Fair - Sun, June 11, 10 am - 6:30 pm.  Booth B19S on the south side of Haight between Ashbury & Clayton.

Pride - Sat and Sun, June 24-25, all day.  Booth C-002 on Grove near Larkin, across from the main Library.

SF Supervisors Report Card 2016

How Green is Your Supervisor?

 

This is our report card for the SF Board of Supervisors in 2016. It shows the most important votes in 2016, from a Green Party perspective, and whether each supervisor supported or opposed our position. Some of the votes are on amendments to legislation. Compare to our 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 report cards.

 

Key:

Supported Green Party position
Opposed Green Party position
Absent (Excused/Vacant)

 

  D 1: Eric Mar D 2: Mark Farrell D 3: Aaron Peskin D 4: Katy Tang D 5: London Breed D 6: Jane Kim D 7: Norman Yee D 8: Scott Wiener D 9: David Campos D 10: Malia Cohen D 11: John Avalos
Rec & Park Set-asides Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Transit Funding Y N Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
Continue "Google Buses" - Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Move Homeless People Around N - N Y N N N Y N Y N
Homeless Shelter Crisis Y N Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
Youth Voting Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
Sunshine Committee Y N Y N Y Y N N Y N Y
"Affordable Housing" Bonus N Y N Y Y N N Y N Y N
Real Police Reform Y N Y N N Y N N Y N Y
Let Voters Elect our Electeds Y N Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
More Accountable Muni Y N Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
Non-Citizen Voting Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Less Mayoral Corruption Y N Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
Free City College Y N Y Y Y Y Y - Y Y Y
Alex Nieto Memorial Y N Y Y Y Y Y - Y Y Y
Overall Score 93% 0% 93% 33% 47% 87% 73% 15% 87% 27% 87%

Read more: SF Supervisors Report Card 2016

SF Supervisors Report Card 2014

How Green is Your Supervisor?

This is our report card for the SF Board of Supervisors in 2014. It shows the most important votes in 2014, from a Green Party perspective, and whether each supervisor supported or opposed our position. Some of the votes are on amendments to legislation. Compare to our 2013 and 2012 report cards.

Key:

Supported Green Party position
Opposed Green Party position
Excused Absence (Vacation or Resigned)

 

  D 1: Eric Mar D 2: Mark Farrell D 3: David Chiu D 4: Katy Tang D 5: London Breed D 6: Jane Kim D 7: Norman Yee D 8: Scott Wiener D 9: David Campos D 10: Malia Cohen D 11: John Avalos
Sharp Park Golf Course N Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y N
"Google Bus" Pilot Project - Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N
Support Landlords Over Evictees N Y N Y Y N N Y N Y N
Kick Angela Chan off Police Commission N Y Y Y Y Y N Y N Y N
Muni Ad Contract N Y Y Y Y N Y N N Y N
Revisit Sunshine Task Force Appointments Y N N N N Y N N Y N Y
Muni Riders Subsidizing Sunday Drivers N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
Let Voters Elect our Electeds Y N Y N N Y N N Y N Y
More City Funds for Muni N N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y -
Home Monitoring of Inmates Y N N Y N Y Y N Y N -
Limit Airbnb Rentals to 90 Days Y N N N N Y Y N Y N Y
Collect Airbnb Back Taxes Y N N N N Y Y N Y N Y
AT&T Building Permit N Y N Y Y N N Y N Y Y
Delay "Prezageddon" Y N N N N Y Y N - N Y
Table "Black Lives Matter" Resolution N Y - Y Y N - Y N Y N
Overall Score 93% 0% 29% 7% 7% 80% 50% 13% 93% 7% 92%

Read more: SF Supervisors Report Card 2014

SF Supervisors Report Card 2015

How Green is Your Supervisor?

 

This is our report card for the SF Board of Supervisors in 2015. It shows the most important votes in 2015, from a Green Party perspective, and whether each supervisor supported or opposed our position. Some of the votes are on amendments to legislation. Compare to our 2014, 2013, and 2012 report cards.

 

Key:

Supported Green Party position
Opposed Green Party position
Absent (Not re-elected)

 

  D 1: Eric Mar D 2: Mark Farrell D 3: Julie Chris-tensen D 4: Katy Tang D 5: London Breed D 6: Jane Kim D 7: Norman Yee D 8: Scott Wiener D 9: David Campos D 10: Malia Cohen D 11: John Avalos
Board President LB LB LB LB LB DC LB LB DC LB DC
Cypress security contract Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N N N
Mission Zoning Y N N N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
More police, no more oversight N Y Y Y Y N N Y N Y N
Short Term Rental Regulation Y N N N N Y Y N Y N Y
Roommates / rent stabilization Y N Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
Protect Sanctuary City Policy Y N N N N Y Y N Y Y Y
Transportation sustainability fee Y N N N N Y Y N Y N Y
Approve 5M project N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N
Bike Yield Y N (N) N Y Y N Y Y N Y
Overall Score 80% 0% 11% 0% 30% 90% 50% 10% 100% 40% 100%

Read more: SF Supervisors Report Card 2015

Fake Turf Wars, by Mike Murphy

Fake Turf Wars

 

While other cities have turned away from artificial turf, SF is making a big play for fake grass

 

It’s Sunday morning, 5 a.m., on the ragged fringes of San Francisco, California. It is strangely quiet. Where once birdsong emanated from the underbrush, there are now signs posting the use of glyphosate (the soil toxin found in Roundup and Aquamaster), and much of the avian habitat has been removed. Where once there was an open meadow behind Golden Gate Park’s Beach Chalet, there is an imposing chain link fence that surrounds the field. Inside the enclosure is seven acres of grass – forage grounds for wildlife, and fields of play – a pastoral setting for recreation in the wilder-by-design far west end of Golden Gate Park and, now, the site of intense controversy.

 

 

Beach Chalet proposed 60 foot light towersphoto by SF Ocean Edge, on Flickr  - A rendering of the proposed light towers for the Beach Chalet soccer complex. These 60 foot tall poles and the 150,000 watts of light change this area from parkland into an urbanized space.

 

Read more: Fake Turf Wars, by Mike Murphy