Great little piece from the SF press regarding the more moderate streak that is running through SF voters these days, particularly where local issues are concerned. Just trying to maintain the balance as a Bay Area native who sees conservatives take swipes at the city a little more often than it deserves. There are certainly stereotypes that are in part true, as all stereotypes derive from an original observation, but the unabashedly liberal label does not *always* apply. The Board of Supervisors is full of frothing at the mouth morons for sure, but that's not an excuse to paint the entire populace as such.
I wasn't in town for it, but there's even a mention of the ballot measure a couple years back to name a sewage plant after President GWB that was struck down by voters.
After election day, homeless people can no longer sit or lie down on sidewalks anywhere in the city. Muni bus drivers, long the second-best paid transit workers in the nation, lost their sweetheart deal.
Same-day voter registration won't happen, and neither will noncitizen voting for school board races. Tourists and conventioneers won't face higher hotel taxes, and the city won't be spending bond money to seismically retrofit wood buildings.