It is 7:10 a.m. and a brisk 49°, headed to an expected high of 63°, sunny with no chance of rain. Details for the next ten days are here.
Tomorrow is Election Day in San Francisco. On the ballot are candidates running for municipal offices: Assessor-Recorder, City Attorney, Treasurer and the Supervisor for District 4 (Sunset District). Current Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu, City Attorney Dennis Herrera and Treasurer Jose Cisneros are all unopposed, so there’s not much suspense over those races. In District 4, appointment incumbent Katy Tang is challenged by Ivan Seredni. According to the Examiner, Tang has raised $173,772.98 to Seredni’s $0. Let’s just say Tang is favored to win.
Missionites have no doubt seen the signs around town for the past few months: “Yes on B: Open Up Our Waterfront,” or “No on B&C: No Wall On The Waterfront.” Tomorrow voters will also be deciding four local ballot measures: Propositions A, B, C and D. B and C concern a proposed 134-unit luxury high-rise condo development along the Embarcadero named 8 Washington Street. The development is controversial, and this is the first time in 20 years a decision by the City’s Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors (both approved the project) has been challenged enough to make it to the ballot. If voters choose “no” on both Prop. B and C, the project will be squashed; a “yes” vote will allow the development to move forward.
While Propositions B and C don’t directly affect the Mission, the fact that they are on the ballot could be a harbinger of the fate of similar local development projects: resting in the hands of voters?