Traditionally, folks do not turn out in good numbers to vote in municipal elctions, so all kinds of interesting proposals turn into City law to the surprise of many. Municipal elections are coming up on November 8, 2011. Have no doubt that whatever local measures pass into law will affect each and every one of us one way or another. Please make your voice heard -- vote. The Libertarian Party of San Francisco has made its recommendations -- all on the basis of aiming for smaller government responsive to the voters, less bureaucracy, and more individual freedoms.
Libertarian Party of San Francisco News
Pride Week is over, and Libertarians were there. Over the years, Outright Libertarians have volunteered their time and resources to staff a vendor booth at Pride. Not only to outreach, but also to listen. How does a Libertarian respond to someone who says she would never vote Libertarian because she needs the protection from discrimination that government affords. Not an easy question, and the most sincre response we could offer was to suggest that if she would want to marry her partner, the government would simply say "no." How much time does a staff at the booth dedicate to a teen who realizes that what we are saying is not taught at his school -- all the time it takes to answer all his questions. How about the comment that Libertarians are "all white and rich?" Oh, that's an e
As in 1989-1990, when the Berlin Wall came down and former vassal states and imprisoned peoples in the U.S.S.R. were declaring their independence in rapid succession, it is clear that we are witnessing a momentous historical shift in the Middle East. Since the Soviet empire's collapse, this has been the region of the world most dominated by authoritarian regimes -- many of them, sadly, supported by the United States government.
Well, this item in the Examiner caused a few people to look at me strangely on BART when I burst out in hysterical laughter.
Ballots found floating in a pond at the Palace of Fine Arts! This is too rich for words. Where will elections materials turn up next, floating in the penguin exhibit at the zoo!?
There is some good news and some bad news coming out of City Hall. The good news is that the Board of Supervisors will be considering a proposal introduced by Supervisor Bevan Dufty to name the pedestrian plaza on 17th and Castro "Jane Warner Plaza" in honor of a Police Special Patrol Officer who served The Castro well and bravely. The bad news is the Board of Supervisors might be meeting in the near future to find a way to dismantle the Patrol Specials -- because they are cost effective to private clients who pay them? Go figure. It seems as if the effots to eliminate the Patrol Specials are from the perspective of a taxpayer, misguided at best and irresponsible at worst. From the perspective of a Libertarian, these efforts are additionally a blatant assau
- Vote NO on A: Earthquake Retrofit Bond ($46M)Vote YES on B: City Retirement and Health PlansVote NO on C: Mayor Appearances at MeetingsVote NO on E: Election Day Voter RegistrationVote YES on G: Transit Operator WagesVote NO on H: Elected Officials on Political CmteVote NO on I: Saturday VotingVote NO on J: Hotel Tax Clarification and Increase
On June 24, 2010, the Civil Grand Jury made the press release below. The role of the Civil Grand Jury is to investigate departments and agencies of The City and make recommendations. However, it is up to “We the People” to implement the recommendations at the ballot box. We either ignore the storm warnings, or we take action. If the latter, more information can be obtained at the website referenced on the Grand Jury Report: www.californiapensionreform.com
San Francisco Civil Grand Jury warns of impending ‘pension tsunami’
PENSION TSUNAMI: The Billion-Dollar Bubble
Libertarian Party Ballot Recommendations For the June 2010 Elections:
Proposition A: SFUSD Tax Measure: 5 No
Proposition B: Earthquake Safety and ER Bond: 2 Yes / 3 No
Proposition C: Establishing a Film Council: 6 No
Proposition D: Reducing Employee Retirement Benefit Cost: 6 Yes
Proposition E: Budget Line Item for Dignitary Security: 4 Yes / 1 No / 1 No position
Proposition F: Renters Economic Relief: 6 No
Proposition G: New Transbay Center Location: 5 Yes / 1 No
Below are the ballot initiatives to be voted on at the April 10, 2010 LPSF meeting during the business meeting from 3pm - 5 pm.
Please note the business meeting will take place in the Community Room of the Richmond District Police Station at 461 6th Ave. located 1/2 block south of Geary Blvd..
See you there.
Chair Initiatives Committee
If it works right you should be able to highlight the name of the initiaitve hold down ctrl on your keyboard and right click on your mouse to get the pdf of the ballot initiative. ( Unh Hunh.....)
INITIATIVES FOR THE JUNE 8TH BALLOT