Petition Closed
Petitioning Supervisor Eric Mar and 10 others

San Francisco Mayor and Board of Supervisors: End Public Funding of Lobbying

THE USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS TO FINANCE SPECIAL INTEREST LOBBYING IS WRONG AND NEEDS TO END NOW.

Letter to
Supervisor Eric Mar
Supervisor Carmen Chu
Supervisor John Avalos
and 8 others
Supervisor David Campos
Supervisor Sean Elsbernd
Supervisor David Chiu
Supervisor Scott Wiener
Supervisor Malia Cohen
Mayor of San Francisco Edwin Lee
Supervisor Mark Farrell
Supervisor Christina Olague
Community Benefit Districts are funded with public money to beautify neighborhoods and improve public safety. While most money is spent appropriately, CBDs often engage in lobbying the Board of Supervisors, Commissions and other government agencies on pending legislation and policy decisions. While the positions taken by the CBD may, or may not, reflect the will of residents these organizations take action far beyond their stated goals and in ways that at times act against constituents. THE USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS TO FINANCE SPECIAL INTEREST LOBBYING IS WRONG AND NEEDS TO END NOW.
Please direct the CBDs to stop lobbying all government entities on any legislation or policy decisions and tell them they need to stick to their mission, or prepare to give up their public funding.

Public Funds Provided to the CBDs last year.
Castro Upper Market $397,068
Central Market $535,299
Civic Center $685,044
Fisherman’s Wharf $775,053
Mission Miracle Mile $ 75,000
Noe Valley $225,302
Ocean Avenue $239,578
N. of Market/Tenderloin $936,871
Union Square $3,041,000
Yerba Buena $2,384,045