Christine Johnson #1, Sonja Trauss #2 for San Francisco District 6 Supervisor

November 2018 election

San Francisco’s District 6, which includes Soma, the Tenderloin, Mission Bay, and Treasure Island, has simultaneously experienced more development than any other district and also failed to address serious challenges over the past several years. Supervisor Jane Kim’s successor will have the opportunity to steer the Board of Supervisors in an equitable direction to improve the city and benefit their constituents.

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District 6’s population exceeds that of other districts by 50 percent. This could increase to 80 percent by 2020.
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Source: Vadim Graboys (sfzoning.deapthoughts.com)
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Vehicle pollution has given District 6 the worst air quality in San Francisco. Source: Aclima and Google

Prop 13 needs to be repealed for commercial and residential property and replaced with a property taxation system that is fair and acknowledges the realities of today. -Christine Johnson

Johnson is willing to take the heat for following the evidence. She’s the only candidate to resist supporting Proposition 10, which would enable cities to enact unlimited rent control, stifling housing production and harming newcomers. She also emphasizes the damaging inflexibility caused by budget set-asides, which now represent 30 percent of the General Fund. To ensure City Hall can fund promising new programs, she wants to set expiration dates on set-asides, to the chagrin of current beneficiaries.

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District 6 has built over half of the housing in the last decade, while District 4 has built 0.1 percent. Source: SF Planning Department

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Economist. Founder and president of the UBI Center. Studied at MIT and UC Berkeley. YIMBY. Former Google data scientist.

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