USE YOUR POWER AND VOTE
Change happens when we use our voices collectively. Join Larkin Street in supporting measures A, B, and F, local ballot initiatives that allocate new resources to protect young people experiencing homeless.
PROP A – HEALTH AND HOMELESSNESS, PARKS, AND STREETS BOND
At a critical time for our city, when mental health issues, substance abuse, and unemployment are alarming high, Proposition A is the next step for recovery, especially for young people experiencing homelessness.
COVID-19 has shined a light on our need to create more, housing options, expand behavioral health resources, the importance of safe, accessible, and equitable outdoor spaces and recreation opportunities.
Proposition A will:
• Fund permanent supportive housing, shelter, and facilities to provide mental health and substance use treatment services.
• Fund park, playground and recreational center improvements in historically underserved areas of the City.
• Fund right-of-way repair, including street resurfacing, curb ramps, and street structures and plazas, making it safer and more accessible for people to move around the city.
• Create thousands of new jobs to help our economic recovery.
• NOT raise taxes.
PROP B – PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION, DEPARTMENT OF SANITATION AND STREETS, AND SANITATION AND STREETS COMMISSION
Under the San Francisco Charter, the current Department of Public Works will be split, and two new entities will be formed: a revamped Department of Public Works and a new Department of Sanitation. The Department of Sanitation will be responsible for street and sidewalk cleaning.
Now more than ever, we need a dedicated focus on keeping our community healthy and sanitary. COVID-19 has highlighted the neglect and unacceptable condition of our streets. With so many young people on the streets of San Francisco with no place to shelter, a “Yes” vote on Proposition B is imperative. It’s one way we can do our part to keep our community healthy.
PROP F – BUSINESS TAX OVERHAUL
Proposition F proposes to change the way “baseline funds” are increased or decreased. “Baseline Funds” are city funds for public transportation, parks, libraries, education and more.
This measure will eliminate the payroll expense tax, increase gross receipts business tax rates for some businesses, and increase the number of small companies exempt from the business tax. The revenues will be used to obtain housing and other services for homeless people.