San Francisco Green Party Mayoral Candidate Questionnaire 2019

Due Date: Tues, Aug 13


1. There are 10 sections to this questionnaire. Each section corresponds with the 10 Key Values of the Green Party.

2. Each section begins with a written question and ends with several multiple-choice questions. Please don't skip the written question.

3. The multiple-choice questions are answered by checking the box in the
appropriate column to indicate which is closest to your position: + = Support / Agree / Yes
- = Oppose / Disagree / No

: = Undecided / Don't know / No opinion

4. The world is too complex to always break down neatly into yes/no/maybe choices, so feel free to clarify any answers to multiple
choice questions with a few words.

Candidate Name: Joel Ventresca

Phone Number: 415-463-5963

Web site: (under construction)
Name of Campaign Manager: Joel Ventresca
Are you receiving public financing: No.
Signed voluntary spending limit: No.
Major Endorsements: pending
Your 2nd, 3rd choices for Mayor: None.
Who did you endorse for Mayor in 2018 (all 3 choices, if applicable): Angela Alioto
Who did you endorse for Mayor in 2015 (all 3 choices, if applicable): None
Who did you endorse for Sheriff in 2015: None.

1) Grassroots Democracy: What are your thoughts on Instant Runoff Voting, and District Elections?

I support instant runoff voting and district elections.

How have they worked to date?

Except for the mayor's office, these reforms have worked well.

What would you change in the future?

If elected mayor, I will work to implement 100% clean public money candidate campaigns, and remove all private money from all local elections for office.

+ - ?

[ x ] [ ] [ ] Sub-government such as Neighborhood Assemblies, Networks or District Councils
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Some commissions should be democratically elected
[ ] [ x ] [ ] The Mayor should appoint all commissioners
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Voters' right to recall elected officials (As mayor, I will make it easier to recall elected officials.)
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Residency requirements for elected officials should be strictly enforced
[ ] [ x ] [ ] Ethics Commission should be disbanded
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Ethics Commission meetings should be televised
[ x ] [ ] [ ] Ethics Commission should prioritize investigating violations from well-funded campaigns
[ ] [ x ] [ ] My campaign accepts corporate contributions
[ ] [ x ] [ ] My campaign accepts contributions from paid lobbyists or related entities having any interest in City and County of San Francisco

2) Ecological Wisdom: Please outline your view of the major environmental and ecological issues facing San Francisco and your proposed policies to address them.

My platform and the policies I will work to implement, if elected mayor, includes the following: