In 2000, San Francisco passed what was considered a highly progressive public finance system for city elections. But since that time, analysts say that San Francisco has fallen far behind other major U.S. cities.
Supervisor Gordon Mar represents San Francisco’s District 4 in the Sunset. In September, the Board of Supervisors passed his “Public Financing 2.0” legislation, which will go into effect in January 2020. The new law will dramatically increase the amount of public funding accessible to candidates.
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