Libertarian Party of San Francisco News
OUR "SENSIBLE SUGGESTION" AWARD GOES TO...
We have not given out our two Libertarian Party of San Francisco awards for a while. We find it difficult to pick one recipient for our “Nanny of the Month” award among so many candidates. Our “Sensible Suggestion” award is rare. The last one went to Supervisor Mark Farrell in December 2012 for his support of entrepreneurial food truck vendors.
HOUSING CRISIS AND INCOME INEQUALITY: THE CATCHPHRASES OF THE DAY
The Housing Crisis and the City’s Miracle Workers:
SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING -- TOWARDS WHAT?
Although City planners have generated a great many ideas and goals within the past three years or so, they do not seem to be developing a cohesive and credible plan. One day they speak of the urgent need for affordable housing, below-market-rate units, or safeguards against evictions. The next day they promote high-end ecodistricts, transfer of capitalization and control of public housing to the private sector, and high density areas catering to higher-income workers.
UPDATE ON PLAN BAY AREA: YOU CAN'T AVOID NEWTON'S THIRD LAW OF MOTION
Either the designers of the drastic regional upheaval, commonly known as “Plan Bay Area” or “One Bay Area,” thought they could work around the fact that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, of they did not connect this physical law with human behavior, as most common-sense folks do.
ELECTION DAY IS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013!
Voting is a right written in our Constitution, but as all the other rights, never to be taken for granted: "The price of liberty is eternal vigilance." We urge you to show up, vote, and be counted! Your voting place is shown on your voter handbook; or you can call the San Francisco Department of Elections at (415) 554-4375 for assistance. If you have a vote by mail ballot, but did not have a chance to mail it in on time, fill it out and bring it to your voting place. The Libertarian Party of San Francisco makes the following recommendations:
ARGUMENT AGAINST PROPOSITION A
Against Proposition A
LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF SAN FRANCISCO RECOMMENDATIONS
THE NOVEMBER 5TH ELECTIONS AND OUR LIBERTARIAN AIM
CAMPOS EXPLORES EXPANSION OF EMINENT DOMAIN
San Francisco Supervisor David Campos introduced a resolution on September 9th, urging the Board of Supervisors to explore the feasibility of the City using eminent domain to seize underwater properties from lenders. Ostensibly, such a plan is designed to keep homeowners in their underwater homes when lenders do not readily cooperate in reducing mortgage principal to match what borrowers can pay. In reality, this resolution fits right in with the City’s relentless march toward “public” (as opposed to private) control of real property, by totally distorting the capital market via (1) promotion of home ownership regardless of borrowers ability to pay, (2) rent control, (3) passage of legislation such as the Housing Trust.
UPDATE ON LPSF'S OPPOSITION TO PROPOSITION A
November 6: The San Francisco Department of Elections reported that Propositon A passed with a "Yes" vote of 68.77% and a "No" vote of 31.23%.