LWVUS Positions in brief:
LWVCA Positions in brief:
San Francisco is a Charter City. The charter city provision in the California Constitution (commonly referred to as ‘home rule’) gives cities supreme power over ‘municipal affairs’. The home rule provision maximizes local control and recognizes that cities, rather than the state, know what’s best for their communities. Any city ordinance that regulates a municipal affair trumps general law of the state. The courts have consistently classified some areas as municipal affairs; municipal election matters, land use and zoning decisions, how a city spends tax dollars and municipal contracts. San Francisco County and City share the same boundaries and are consolidated. Many city officials also fulfill the duties of county officials. Members of the League of Women Voters of San Francisco participated in the last major revision of the San Francisco City Charter in 1996.
Objectives of this position: Support a San Francisco City Charter, which is an enabling document, understandable to the general public. It should contain a brief preamble.
Objectives of this position: Support measures to increase effectiveness and accountability of administration. Retain the authority that now lies in the Mayor’s position.
Objectives of this position: Support measures to increase responsiveness, responsibility, and effectiveness of the Board of Supervisors.
Objectives of this position: Support a system of boards and commissions which will effectively serves the public.
Objectives of this position: Support an efficient, equitable and modern personnel system that:
Objectives of this position: Support measures that promote effective and equitable methods of paying for city services which:
Objectives of this position: Support a budgetary process, which is effective, transparent, and responsive to the needs of the community.
Objectives of this position: Support a free public library system that meets the informational, educational, and recreational needs of all city residents.
Objectives of this position: Support measures that increase information to the voter of about voting rights and available voter services.
The Department of Elections shall serve the voters and provide accurate information to the public in an efficient and courteous manner. Steps should be taken to: