Election 2020: What’s on the Line in San Francisco?

The Public Press hosted a panel discussion October 14 examining San Francisco propositions and local races on the November 2020 ballot. Panelists provided attendees with a nonpartisan breakdown of the measures and candidates, explaining them in plain language and answering audience questions. Our panelists were:

  • Laura Wenus, host and reporter, “Civic,” San Francisco Public Press
  • Joe Eskenazi, managing editor, Mission Local

The discussion was organized by issue and moderated by Lila LaHood, publisher.


A – Health and Homelessness, Parks and Streets Bond

K – Affordable Housing Authorization

Government Oversight

B – Public Works Commission, Department of Sanitation and Streets and Sanitation and Streets Commission

D – Sheriff’s Department Oversight Board

E – Police Staffing

Taxes & Business Policy

F – Business Tax Overhaul

H – Neighborhood Commercial Districts and City Permitting

I – Real Estate Transfer Tax

J – Parcel Tax for SFUSD

L – Business Tax Based on Comparison of Top Executives Pay to Employees’ Pay

RR – Caltrain Sales Tax

Election Reform

C – Removing Citizenship Requirements for Members of City Bodies

G – Youth Voting in Local Elections

Board of Supervisors, School Board, City College Board and BART Board candidate races

Watch a full recording of the conversation.

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