Board of Supervisors District 5 Candidates

District 5 is composed of Haight-Ashbury, Cole Valley, the Panhandle, Western Addition, Hayes Valley and Japantown. See what each candidate in District 5 will do for transit.

Vallie Brown
District 5

Vallie Brown

Board of Supervisors District 5

Rides Transit?

Transit Priority

30×30

Funding

Congestion

Prop 15

RR

See Vallie Brown's full questionnaire

Dean Preston
District 5

Dean Preston

Board of Supervisors District 5

Rides Transit?

Transit Priority

30×30

Funding

Congestion

Prop 15

RR

See Dean Preston's full questionnaire

Candidate Stances

We reached out to every officially qualified local candidate certified by the San Francisco Department of Elections, offering the opportunity to respond to our Candidate Questionnaire. Below are the stances each candidate has provided on transit policies, as well as links to each candidate's full questionnaire responses.

Do they ride public transit?

Candidates who ride public transit are more likely to be sensitive to the issues of riders.

Supports

Vallie Brown
Dean Preston

Does Not Support



Do you support transit-first measures such as transit-only ‘red’ lanes, BRT and transit signal priority in your district?

Increasingly, San Francisco has been turning to transit-only lanes as an efficient way to speed up and improve reliability of transit across the city for tens of thousands of transit riders. These candidates support the expansion of transit-only lanes.

Supports

Vallie Brown
Dean Preston

Does Not Support



Do you support the vision of a transit system that can get riders across the city in 30 minutes?

A network of rapid transit lines could connect every neighborhood with frequent, rapid Muni service could make it possible to travel across San Francisco in 30 minutes or less.

Supports

Vallie Brown
Dean Preston

Does Not Support



Do you support new, dedicated funding for transit?

Decades of underinvestment have left Muni vulnerable to breakdowns. Too many neighborhoods and riders are left far behind because of insufficient operating funds. Long-term, fair, and diverse sources of funding would prevent service cuts and help expand Muni operations, creating news jobs and more reliable transit for all.

Supports

Vallie Brown
Dean Preston

Does Not Support



Do you support decongestion pricing?

Congestion pricing would reduce the number of cars driving downtown, making it one of the most effective tools we can use to reduce congestion. It would also fund increased Muni service to make sure people who opt-out of driving have great transit alternatives.

Supports

Vallie Brown
Dean Preston

Does Not Support



Do you support Proposition 15?

Proposition 15 would tax commercial and industrial properties based on their market value, generating ~$45M annually for transit in San Francisco because San Francisco County also funds Muni.

Proposition 15 will close proprietary tax loopholes that benefit wealthy corporations, cuts small business taxes and reclaims billions of dollars to invest in schools and local communities.

Supports

Vallie Brown
Dean Preston

Does Not Support



Do you support Measure RR, dedicated funding for Caltrain?

Measure RR is a ⅛ cent sales tax to fund Caltrain operations, including more frequent trains, and more equitable fares and service.

Measure RR will save Caltrain from a shutdown and provide faster and more frequent trains; better connections to local transit; thousands of good-paying jobs; and cleaner, quieter trains to reduce noise and air pollution.

Supports

Vallie Brown
Dean Preston

Does Not Support




*the following candidates did not respond: Nomvula O’Meara, Daniel Landry