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What Election Results Mean for San Francisco's Bayview-Hunters Point Neighborhood

Cheryl Guerrero
A demonstrator walks in the street during a "rally to defend democracy" in San Francisco on Saturday.

The country is starting the week with a new president-elect. For many people, it was a weekend of celebration. For others, it was a weekend of protest. And, while we’ve been directing a lot of our attention to the presidential race, we are also following the aftermath of our local elections here in the Bay Area. 

Today, we are looking at Bayview-Hunters Point in San Francisco, and what the results mean to people who live there. Policing has been a big issue, and San Francisco voters passed Measure D, increasing oversight of the Sherriff’s Dept, and Measure E to adjust police staffing requirements. Measure A passed, approving nearly $30 million dollars towards to develop India Basin Open Space Park in Bayview.

Overall, in this historically low turnout area, more voters cast their ballots this election. In this interview, Hoodline reporter Meaghan Mitchell breaks down what the local election results mean for San Francisco's Bayview-Hunters Point. 

Click the play button above to listen to the interview.

Hana Baba is host of Crosscurrents, KALW's weeknight newsmagazine that broadcasts on KALW Public Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area.