Membership Meetings: 2nd Thursdays ~ 7-9pm
Park Branch Library, 1833 Page St, SF, CA 94117 (except August)

HANC Membership Meeting - March 2024

Hear from the Board of Directors on a variety of issues, announcements and activities.

redgreen_check2.png  YES on Prop 1A

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(partial list)
HANC Endorsements
for November

Last month, the membership of HANC endorsed high speed rail (Prop. 1A), the rebuilding of San Francisco General (Prop. A), funding affordable housing (Prop. B), raising the property transfer tax on properties of $5 million and above (Prop. N) and closing a business partnership tax loophole on lawyers and other partnerships, bringing them into payment of a local business tax (Prop Q). Much fun was had as the ins and outs of each measure were discussed. But all the fun is not over!

This month's meeting continues the discussion of November's ballot with one state and two local measures before us: State Proposition 11 and local Propositions H and M. Each measure is summarized in this issue and pro and con speakers have been invited. So mark your calendar, invite a friend and be prepared to have more fun at HANC's October 9th meeting.

It all starts at 7 PM.

Haight Ashbury Supervisor Harvey Milk To Be Honored With Memorial Sculpture In City Hall

Photo courtesy of Danny Nicoletta

By Joey Cain, HANC Board

A sculpture of former District 5 Supervisor Harvey Milk will be unveiled in San Francisco City Hall at a free public event on May 22, 2008. The doors will open at 6 PM and the program will start at 7 PM.

Milk served as the Haight’s Supervisor from January 1978 until his assassination, along with Mayor George Moscone, in November of 1978. Harvey was elected under the first iteration of District Elections. He was part of the movement that sought to change City Hall politics from
one dictated solely by big downtown corporations to one that took direction from and addressed the needs and desires of the neighborhoods. Nationally, he is best remembered as one of the first openly Gay elected officials in the United States and is internationally recognized as an important LGBT civil rights figure. Locally he is remembered as, along with Pablo Heising, a co-founder of the Haight Street Fair. He is credited with helping to create a broad based coalition of San Francisco’s disenfranchised that to this day is still the leading force for progressive social and political change.

Harvey will again make history with the unveiling of this sculpture. It will be the first time such a memorial to an openly LGBT person will be placed in a seat of government in the United States. It will also be the first statue in City Hall honoring a member of the Board of Supervisors who did not also serve as Mayor.

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Prop. 98, WE HATE!/Prop. 99 JUST FINE!

Proposition 98: This is a measure that has been funded by wealthy apartment and mobile home park owners. It contains the eminent domain reform, that we need, but is loaded with poorly-written “poison pills” that we don’t need or want.

If passed, Prop 98 could prohibit important environmental protections:
  •  Regulations to protect sensitive wetland areas;
  •  Urban limit lines and other growth control measures intended to stop sprawl and uncontrolled development, and to protect open space;
  •  California Environmental Quality Act mitigations that cities, counties and public agencies require of developers to mitigate environmental impacts of developments;
  •  Protections of endangered species and their habitats;
  •  Protection of coastal areas, farmland, and ranchland, as well as cultural and historic sites;
  •  “Smart growth” regulations designed to promote compact, walk able, and transit-oriented communities that combine residential and commercial land uses;
  •  Ordinary zoning regulations, such as restrictions on the development of polluting industries, adult businesses, and “big box” mega stores;
  •  Regulations intended to protect old growth forests by limiting timber harvests, and
  •  Prop. 98 could threaten water quality and supply. The Association of California Water Agencies says Prop 98 “could derail needed groundwater and surface water projects around the state”, and calls this flaw in the measure “cause for alarm.” If passed, Proposition 98 would eliminate rent control and other renter protection laws:
  •  Jeopardize laws requiring the fair return of rental deposits
  •  Jeopardize laws requiring 60-day notice before forcing renters out of their housing
  •  Outlaw local affordable housing and “inclusionary zoning” requirements
  •  Jeopardize laws that protect seniors and the disabled from drastic rent increases and that require landlords to give them ample notice before forcing them out of rental housing VOTE NO ON PROPOSITION 98!

Proposition 99—the Homeowners Protection Act—will prohibit the government from using eminent domain to take a home to transfer to a private developer.

Prop 99 is supported by a broad collation of homeowners, business, labor, cities, counties, and environmentalists who want straightforward eminent domain reform that gets right to the heart of the infamous Kelo decision.
NO ON 98

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