Update on Ballot Measures & Agenda for This Saturday

Hi All. Here is the agenda for our August meeting this Saturday. We will see where we stand on these measures and figure out what measures we're submitting arguments on. So far, the only firm commitment is by Jawj against the new transfer tax on property sales. Les, you were interested in the minimum wage issue earlier and since it has reared its ugly head again, do you want that one? The two competing measures on "affordable housing" by the more left-leaning supervisors and Mayor Lee have now morphed into a declaration of policy, not an ordinance, called "Affordable Housing Goals," which is very similar to Lee's proposed "Build Housing Now." Since it's past the August 1 deadline now for any new ballot measures, I think it's safe to work with the current list of final measures: http://sfgov2.org/index.aspx?page=2969 Please advise which ballot measures you are interested in writing an argument on.

Libertarian Party of San Francisco Agenda: Saturday, August 9, 2014
Meeting Location: San Francisco Main Library – 4th Floor Conference Room

  1. Welcome – Introductions 3:05-3:15
  2. Activist Reports – Past & Future 3:16-3:30
  3. Announcements 3:31-3:45
  4. Membership Report 3:46-3:50
  5. Website Report 3:51-3:55
  6. Treasurer’s & Campaign Committee Reports 3:56-4:00
  7. Eminent Domain Resolution/Ordinance Update 4:01-4:05
  8. Gun Show September 13-14 4:06-4:10
  9. November Election Ballot Measures 4:11-5:00
Thanks!
Aubrey

Yes, I am working on an argument against the minimum wage.

Les

Hi Les. Great to hear that.

Thanks!
Aubrey

Hi Les and All. By the way, I forgot to mention that some of the final digests from the Ballot Simplification Committee are now up. Here's the one on the Minimum Wage: http://www.sfgov2.org/index.aspx?page=4411 Interestingly enough, it looks like it doesn't apply to that many people after all, which is a good thing. If I'm reading the digest correctly, only 2 classes of government workers would see the increases promised by this ordinance, not anyone in the private sector. This is not what I expected until I looked at this digest.

By the way, I will be writing ballot measure arguments against the $500 million transportation bond and the Affordable Housing Goals declaration of policy, and I will bring my rough drafts (if not final versions) to our meeting on Saturday. I can't believe no one picked the tax on sugary beverages--that would be a sure thing for Libertarians to oppose. Please think about it.

Thanks!
Aubrey

Aubrey:

I think you are not reading this correctly. The blurb about city employees and In=Home Support Services means that these people are included would be covered by the proposition in addition to everyone else.

Les