How Tim Voted, 6.6.6


Continuing my full disclosure campaign, here is how I voted on June 6, 2006. Click links to see the full ballot offerings. I was voting on the Libertarian ticket; otherwise there would have been more write-ins:

State Executive Offices

Lawrence Olivier, deceased actor

Lieutenant Governor
Lynnette Shaw, caregiver/musician

Secretary of State
Gail K. Lightfoot, retired nurse

Rafael, painter/ninja turtle

Marian Smithson, city treasurer/CPA

Attorney General
Kenneth A. Weissman, attorney at law

Insurance Commissioner
Dale F. Ogden, actuary/insurance consultant

State Board of Equalization; District 1
Kennita Watson, retired quality engineer

State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Diane A. Lenning, educator/author/businessowner

Member of the State Assembly
Starchild, journalist/performance artist

United States Senator
Michael S. Metti, parent/educator/businessman

United States Representative
Doktor Zumf, psychoanalyst, childcare expert

Superior Court Judge; County of San Francisco; Seat 8
Lillian K. Sing, judge

State Propositions

Proposition 81. California Reading and Literacy Improvement and Public Library Construction and Renovation Bond Act of 2006—State of California (Bond Issue—Majority Approval Required)
Shall the state sell $600 million in bonds to provide grants to local agencies for the construction, renovation, and/or expansion of local library facilities?

Proposition 82. Preschool Education.
Tax on Incomes Over $400,000 for Individuals; $800,000 for Couples—State of California (Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute—Majority Approval Required)

Should the California Constitution and state law be amended to create and support a new, publicly funded, voluntary preschool program for children to attend in the year prior to kindergarten, to be funded by an increase in personal income tax rates for high income individuals?

Local Measures

Proposition A. Additional Funding for Homicide Prevention Services—City and County of San Francisco (Charter Amendment—Majority Approval Required—50%+1)
Shall the City allocate an additional $10 million primarily from the City's General Fund for each of the next three fiscal years for violence prevention and intervention services, establish a Homicide Prevention Planning Council to develop and annually revise a Homicide Prevention Plan, and create a Survivors' Advocate and a Survivors' Fund in the Office of the District Attorney?

Proposition B. Eviction Disclosure Ordinance—City and County of San Francisco (Ordinance—Majority Approval Required—50% + 1)
Shall the City change its laws to require landlords who offer to sell buildings of two or more residential units to disclose to all potential buyers the specific legal grounds for any evictions that result in vacant units at the time of sale and whether the evicted tenants were elderly or disabled?

Proposition C. Appointing Elected Officials to the Transbay Joint Powers Authority—City and County of San Francisco (Ordinance—Majority Approval Required—50% + 1)
Shall the City change the appointment process for the City's three representatives to the Transbay Joint Powers Authority by specifically designating the Mayor and two members of the Board of Supervisors to represent the City?

Proposition D. Zoning Changes to Limit Services at Laguna Honda Hospital and Other Residential Health Care Facilities—City and County of San Francisco (Ordinance—Majority Approval Required—50% + 1)
Shall the City amend the Planning Code to create the "Laguna Honda Hospital Special Use District" that includes the site of Laguna Honda Hospital, limit the patients who can receive services at Laguna Honda Hospital and certain other residential health care facilities, and allow both publicly and privately-owned residential health care facilities in "public" districts throughout San Francisco?

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  1. Controller
    Rafael, painter/ninja turtle

    Tim, I think most non-California-based HnR readers will some help with this one:

    The lone LP primary candidate for State Controller was an accountant by the name of Donna Tello.

    So it appears that Tim wrote in Rafael, as some kind of sophomoric joke, and apparently in complete ignorance of Ms. Tello’s sweet bo-staff skills.

  2. Hey Tim,

    We’re all still on the lookout for affordable real estate for you down here in Los Angeles. So far we’ve managed to find some places in Pico Union, Van Nuys, Santa Ana and Huntington Park. Consider this: they are all VERY libertarian areas!

    For example, the wholesale lack of zoning enforcement means you’ll have a few thousand extra individuals living in the houses on your block. And that’s what libertarianism is all about anyway, the individual, right?

    In addition, I hear you get a great listen to the local musical tastes coming through your window at night too in most of these neighborhoods — for free!

    Heck — you can even walk out in the morning and sample the local culinary fare straight off an unlicensed food cart.

    And if you get sick from such a meal, there are plenty of shamanistic rural folk healers transplanted from their indigenous villages to help you heal.

    Furthermore … if you get laid off from your job while you recuperate, don’t fear! You can simply accompany several dozen of your neighbors down to the local hardware store parking lot where they will help you find plenty of untaxed and unregulated work.

    In between customers, you’ll have the afternoons to while away, catching up on the finer points of libertarian philosophy while you put it into practice.

    Yeah, the pay might be a little low for some of these gigs and the conditions harsh, but we all know that you’re such a sincere libertartian that you’ll make the sacrifice and make the move down here to one of these neighborhoods.

    Well, take care — we look forward to seeing you join this latest “historic migration,” Mr. Cavanaugh. You should have no problem making the trip. In the finest tradition of libertarianism, just hitch a ride with one of the many thousand unlicensed, uninsured drivers in our community.

    Can’t wait ’til the housewarming!

  3. Almost perfect on the propositions.
    With very few exceptions, my first thought with propositions is: If this is such a freakin’ good idea why hasn’t the legislature done it already? I suppose it’s not exactly going to be %100 percent, as there really is some stuff those losers won’t touch. (For instance, I wonder how an honest-to-god state legalization of weed would do as a proposition)

    You know, when I stop to think about it, I like S.F. proposition B, hopefully it’ll reduce demand for and prices of real estate owned by the unscrupulous. Since I don’t like old people, maybe I can get a deal! 🙂

  4. While I was living in Oakland (around 2 years ago), a prop passed to make it illegal to evict a tenant who was elderly or disabled (I can’t exactly recall the details). Surprising that SF still allows these evictions for big time landlords who own -gasp- duplexes! At least they’ll have to disclose what heartless bastards they are to potential buyers.

  5. I voted no for all of the props. Why did you vote yes on B, Tim?

    As a decline to state kind of guy, I got to choose between a few different primary ballots. I chose the Dems, so I could vote against Angelides. I’ve hated that guy for years!

  6. looks like meathead’s prop went down in flames by 60% — same with the library bonds issue — w00t! Glad I voted twice.

  7. And in November we could end up with some Austrian as Gov. Tom McClintock as Lt. Gov. and Gerry Brown as Attorney General — I’d like to attend those staff meetings…

  8. I fulfilled a life-long ambition today when I had the chance to vote for RICHARD NIXON!

    Unfortunately, it looks like he’s lost Judge-Superior Court to the (I assume) telegenic Davian L. Mitchell. Won’t have, kick around, etc., etc…

  9. “I had the chance to vote for RICHARD NIXON!”

    From his e-mail address (“”) I would say that he at least has a sense of humor about the name.

  10. Why did you vote yes on B, Tim?

    I was feeling sentimental.

  11. Got it, Tim.

    It’s not like it’ll cost the taxpayers any money. I just thought it was an unfair burden to place on property owners. If we as a society are concerned with the well-being of the elderly and disabled, then I think that we should share the burden of caring for them. We should not place that burden on individual property owners. Nonetheless, this prop shouldn’t be a very large burden.

    I do know of one couple here in SF that wouldn’t buy a building because it would have resulted in the eviction of an immigrant family. I suppose the possible cost of this regulation is slightly lowered selling prices for the affected properties.

  12. I stumbled upon this during an internet curiousity search today, and I do have to say… I smiled.
    ~Donna Tello

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