San Franciscans are optimistic about the future but remain concerned about homelessness and street behavior

, the economy and jobs, and the cost of home ownership. Voters strongly support major development projects that will create jobs and promote economic growth, including rebuilding California Pacific Medical Center and the new Warriors Arena on the waterfront. Voters oppose a vehicle license fee unless it is used for transit and transportation upgrades, and also oppose charging fees to nonprofits and downtown drivers for the same purpose. Voters also oppose renaming the San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Here’s what San Francisco voters have to say:
San Francisco is going… In the right direction In the wrong direction Don’t know Quality of life in San Francisco is getting… Better Worse Stayed the same Don’t know 2013 23% 28% 48% 1% 2012 17% 28% 53% 2% 2013 25% 23% 20% 18% 17% 13% 9% 2013 Better | Worse 49 | 23 13 | 49 7 | 56 18 | 35 25 | 30 10 | 51 5 | 70 16 | 41 32 | 17 2011 15% 34% 49% 2% 2012 27% 24% 12% 13% 20% 12% 5% 2012 Better | Worse 26 | 45 9 | 54 6 | 52 14 | 38 20| 34 11 | 42 4 | 65 20 | 33 33 | 15 2013 60% 27% 13% 2012 58% 25% 17% 2011 44% 32% 24%

The major issues facing San Francisco are… Homelessness and panhandling Jobs and the economy Cost of owning a home MUNI and public transportation Education Crime, drugs and gangs Traffic and parking City services and quality of life are getting... The local economy Homelessness and street behavior Traffic congestion on city streets Public education MUNI service Availability of housing for people like you Parking Crime Quality of life in your neighborhood

Elected officials and public servants are viewed… Mayor Edwin M. Lee San Francisco Board of Supervisors The MUNI system The San Francisco Police Department The San Francisco Unified School District Economic Development and Home-ownership Rebuilding CPMC and St. Luke’s Hospitals Building Warriors Arena at Piers 30-32

2013
Favorable | Unfavorable

2012
Favorable | Unfavorable

65 | 28 53 | 32 48 | 42 76 | 16 43 | 32 Support 73% 60% 44%

68 | 16 45 | 33 49 | 40 72/18 45/33 Oppose 16% 28% 39%

Allowing additional condo conversions by paying a one-time affordable housing fee and offering tenants life-time leases Fees for Transportation Improvements Restoring the Vehicle License Fee to raise revenue for the General Fund Inclined to support a local Vehicle License Fee if funding is used for transit and street improvements Assessing fees on non-profit organizations that undertake new construction to off-set impacts to the public transportation system Assessing fees on those who drive downtown to reduce congestion and fund transportation improvements Good Government Requiring the City Attorney to issue a public opinion regarding legality of proposed legislation prior to being heard by the Board of Supervisors Renaming of San Francisco International Airport (SFO) November ballot measure to change the airport’s name to the “Harvey Milk San Francisco International Airport”

Support 43% 65% 36%

Oppose 50% 26% 53%

26% Support 62%

69% Oppose 22%

Support 32%

Oppose 61%

The Dignity Health CityBeat Poll was conducted among 500 San Francisco voters in February 2013 by David Binder Research for the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. Margin of error is + 4.4%.

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