So when I started getting junk mail for the upcoming June 5 election, I was puzzled by Prop A, which either breaks up a local, employee-owned company thus causing Waste-Diversion Armageddon… or, it could lead to competitive bidding, franchise fees for the city, and Unicorns dancing in parades.
The thing (well, one thing) that fascinates me about this initiative is that every mailer I’ve gotten about it is urging me to vote NO. I have yet to get one mailer in favor of Prop A, and if it wasn’t for my 96 page June 5 ballot guide (which will soon be recycled) I’d have no idea who or how this question ended up on the ballot, thus filling my mailbox with dead trees urging me to vote no (ironic, isn’t it?). It turns out that Prop A ended up on the June 5 ballot by petition, and Tony Kelly and Retired Judge Quentin Kopp seem to be leading the charge in favor of Prop A.
Quentin Kopp has a freeway named after him (I-380) and was also once on the board of supervisors, and an almost-winner when running for SF City Mayor (against Feinstein) and California State Senate. Tony Kelly is described as a “neighborhood activist”, past candidate for D10 supervisor (endorsed by Matt Gonzalez) and is the President of the Potrero Boosters.
The San Francisco Bay Guardian has endorsed Proposition A, with perhaps one of the most pathetic endorsements I’ve ever read. I can’t bring myself to link to it, so I’m going to paraphrase their endorsement:
Prop A is pretty flawed and could kind of screw things up that we’ve come to like about refuse collection in SF. However, our disdain for corporations is greater than anything else, so vote yes on Prop A even though it really isn’t that good of an idea.
So, along with every other levelheaded entity in San Francisco, the vast corporate-empire known as the JacksonFuller Real Estate Team also asks you to Vote No on Proposition A.
On an entirely related note, today is the deadline to register to vote for the June 5 election. If you aren’t already registered, get on out there and do it today!
Important Point: The vast corporate conglomerate known as JacksonFuller really isn’t vast or corporate. We are two people with a blog (and some real estate licenses, a lot of experience and a long list of qualifications as great Realtors). Our viewpoint is purely our own and does not represent either our managing brokerage or the San Francisco Association of Realtors. We speak for ourselves and only ourselves, and even that was kind of difficult this morning until I had some coffee….