Carmen Chu for San Francisco Assessor-Recorder
San Francisco’s Assessor-recorder handles taxation operations. It’s an office that California mandated be elected rather than appointed in a 1988 ballot measure, but has no business being on the ballot, as it’s a largely procedural post. A 1989 study found no significant difference in assessment uniformity between appointed and elected assessors.
The only mildly noteworthy finding is Bellar’s critique of market-rate housing on his website:
Instead of focusing on reducing gentrification and re-examining how the city organizes its housing to embrace multi-generational and/or multi-family housing, San Francisco is almost exclusively focusing on market production of homes.
Market-rate housing is a critical element of addressing San Francisco’s housing shortage.
Vote Chu as there are no scandals to make this not worth continuing down the incumbent path.