Voting Results 2016




We believe that everyone should have a safe and stable place to live, regardless of their background, circumstances, wealth or appearance.

At GLIDE, our commitment to “radical inclusion” means that when people are hungry, we feed them. When people are dropped onto the street by mental illness, unemployment, domestic violence, trauma from military service – or anything else – we find a place for them. And when our systems of justice fail, we change them. 

The needs of those most vulnerable among us are our natural priority. Our response shows the content of our character as a community. It is in this spirit that we present you with our 2016 ballot measure recommendations. These are not political positions. They are values-driven stances on the issues that affect the people who walk through our doors every day.


-GLIDE Center for Social Justice

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Here are the outcomes of the propositions we took a stand on in 2016, with a strong voice for housing, inclusion and equity.








SF Prop C passed!



Will help create more affordable housing by directing $250 million of unused bond money from 1996 towards that end.  Back to top

SF Prop F did not pass



Youth 16 and up would have been able to vote in local elections.  Back to top

SF Prop G passed!



The Office of Citizen Complaints (OCC), which is responsible for investigating the SFPD officer violence, will now have a separate budget from the SFPD and more autonomy to hold the department accountable. Back to top

SF Prop I passed!



Prop I will set aside $72 million for senior and disabled services over the next 11 years to take care of San Francisco’s vulnerable residents. Back to top

SF Prop J passed!



Prop J set aside funding for homelessness and transportation services and passed by an overwhelming majority. Prop K, which did not pass, was orginally slated to fund this allocation. Now the city's leadership need to decide how/if to allocate revenue sources to fund this voter mandate. The allocation for vital homelessness services was $50 million annually. Back to top

SF Prop K did not pass



This sales tax measure would have been used to fund homelessness and transportation set-asides from measure J. Now it is up to our city to find more revenue for these top priorities.  Back to top

SF Prop N passed!



Parents of children in San Francisco’s school district will now be able to vote in school-board elections regardless of whether they are US citizens, allowing for greater parent participation and equity in our public school system.  Read More   Back to top

SF Prop P was defeated!



This measure would have required 3 bids for all affordable housing projects. This would have opened a door for substandard housing developers and threatened the many affordable housing projects that only get 1-2 bids.  Back to top

SF Prop Q narrowly passed 


Passing by less than 2%, Q declared tent-dwelling illegal in San Francisco, while only offering a single night’s shelter for those displaced. This kind of criminalization of homelessness leaves people dealing with continual relocation, constant upheaval and insecurity. San Franciscans need more housing, not more criminalization of poverty.   Read More    Watch a Video     Back to top

SF Prop R was defeated!



Prop R would have unnecessarily required that 3% of the SFPD (about 60 officers) be assigned to community policing, while including enforcing “quality of life” violations, such as sleeping outside.  Back to top

SF Prop S did not pass



Falling just over 2% shy of the needed two-thirds, S would have dedicated a larger share of our existing hotel tax to community arts organizations and family homelessness services, growing our arts programs and helping hundreds of families keep roofs over their heads.  Back to top

SF Prop U was defeated!



Prop U would have removed low-income housing from SF by allowing the 12% of new housing that goes to residents earning up to $39,000 per year to be rented to higher-income earners. Back to top

SF Prop V Passed!



This will put a 1-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages to help reduce related health problems such as diabetes, especially in children. The soda industry called Prop V a “grocery tax,” but the tax will only affect sugary drinks. Back to top

SF Prop W Passed!



This progressive tax will now help fund city programs by adding between 0.5% and 0.75% to real estate transfers on properties worth over $5 million.  Back to top

SF Prop X passed!



Developers will now be required to preserve space for small businesses, arts organizations and nonprofits in the South of Market and Mission neighborhoods.  Back to top


CA Prop 57 passed!



California’s prisons are deplorably and illegally overcrowded. With the passage of Prop 57, California  can now sensibly reduce its prison population by allowing judges (instead of prosecutors) to decide when a child will be tried as an adult, and prioritize nonviolent prison inmates with good behavior for parole. Read More  Back to top

CA Prop 62 did not pass / CA Prop 66 passed



Prop 62 would have abolished California's unnecessary, inhumane, unfairly applied death penalty. Prop 66 was intended to keep and expedite executions in California.  Back to top

CA Prop 63 passed!



California will now require background checks for ammunition sales and make high-capacity ammunition cartridges illegal, helping to reduce gun-related violence and death.  Read More  Back to top

CA Prop 64 passed



Prop 64 has made marijuana use legal in California, so it can now be regulated and we can reduce the state's prison population. Read More  Back to top





Look to GLIDE for follow-up on key measures in the days ahead.


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