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The district measure will be decided by voters in the City and County of San Francisco, San Mateo County, and Santa Clara County.
Recommendation for District Measure RR will be prepared by the League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Inter-League Organization (LWVBA). The LWVBA is comprised of all the local Leagues in the nine counties that touch San Francisco Bay.
Recommendations for CA measures are prepared by the League of Women Voters of California (LWVC).
Each election cycle, the League of Women Voters of San Francisco reviews each of the San Francisco ballot measures to determine whether to Support, Oppose, take No Position, or remain Neutral. The decisions are made based on analyses that apply to existing relevant League positions from the National, State, Bay Area, and/or San Francisco levels of the organization.
Our positions on issues as varied as the environment, transportation, housing, and governance have been adopted over the years—and updated as necessary—after League study and consensus.
The analysis of ballot propositions begins with our dedicated volunteers in the Advocacy Committee, which gathers publicly-available information and conducts additional outreach and research as needed. The Committee drafts recommendations on each of the ballot measures and forwards these to the Board of Directors, which then votes to accept or not accept the recommendations.
Unlike some other organizations, we do not hold endorsement meetings at which proponents and opponents are invited to present their respective views. Instead, what drives our analysis are the existing positions on issues related to the ballot measures. In some cases, we have no relevant positions so we take No Position. In other instances, we have competing positions and, therefore, remain Neutral.
Ballot Recommendations Archive
A voting plan is just what it sounds like: figuring out how and when one will vote ahead of Election Day. Go to our Voting Plan resources to get started.
Go to our Pros & Cons Guide for unbiased information on the pros and cons on San Francisco ballot measures.