Barbara Nelson

Outstanding Leadership!


  • Cohen introduces cannabis tax for November ballot

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    Cohen’s proposal is expected to generate between $5 million and $10 million in 2021.The first $500,000 in gross receipts would be exempted from the tax. Medical cannabis also would not be taxed.

    A City Controller’s analysis on a cannabis tax last year said a 1 percent cannabis gross receipts tax without exemptions would generate between $1 million and $2 million annually. A 5 percent cannabis gross receipts tax would generate between $6 million and $12 million.

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  • Navy Releases Plan to Retest Hunters Point Shipyard for Radiation

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    San Francisco supervisor Malia Cohen announced Friday morning that the Navy has also agreed to test another parcel at Hunters Point, Parcel A, for hazardous material. Parcel A is a section of the shipyard where people are already living in new condos.

    Regulators have always said Parcel A is clean and safe, that it does not pose a health risk, and that it was never contaminated with radiation to begin with. But Cohen hopes the tests will give the public peace of mind.

    "For decades, workers and community members throughout the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhoods have expressed concerns about the dangers of the Shipyard, while millions of taxpayer dollars were wasted on fraudulent testing by Tetra Tech," Cohen said. "More still needs to be done to give assurances of the health and safety of the public and the environment at the Shipyard and we will continue to place pressure until regulators do the right thing."

    The Navy will pay for the testing of Parcel A with money secured by U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Cohen said.

     

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  • published Key Endorsers in Endorsements 2018-05-25 17:44:55 -0700

    Key Endorsers

    Elected Officials

    • U.S. Senator Kamala Harris
    • U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein
    • U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier
    • U.S. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi
    • U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee
    • U.S. Congressman Jared Huffman
    • U.S. Congressman Eric Swalwell
    • U.S. Congressman Ro Khanna
    • U.S. Congressman Jimmy Panetta
    • U.S. Congressman Salud Carbajal
    • U.S. Congressman & Senate President pro Tem John Burton (ret.)
    • U.S. Congresswoman Lois Capps (ret.)
    • California State Controller Betty Yee
    • California State Treasurer John Chiang
    • California State Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma
    • California State Board of Equalization Member Carole Migden (ret.)
    • California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin (ret.)
    • California State Senator Cathleen Galgiani
    • California State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
    • California State Senator Holly Mitchell
    • California State Senator Bob Wieckowski
    • California State Senator Mike McGuire
    • California State Senator Nancy Skinner
    • California State Senator Bill Dodd
    • California State Senator Mark Leno (ret.)
    • California State Speaker of the Assembly Anthony Rendon
    • California State Assemblymember David Chiu
    • California State Assemblymember Ash Kalra
    • California State Assemblymember Mark Stone
    • California State Assemblymember Tony Thurmond
    • California State Assemblymember Rob Bonta
    • California State Assemblymember Phil Ting
    • California State Assemblymember Christopher Holden
    • California State Assemblymember Kevin Mullin
    • California State Assemblymember Sandré Swanson (ret.)
    • California State Assemblymember Paul Fong (ret.)
    • San Francisco Mayor/Speaker of the California State Assembly Willie L. Brown (ret.)
    • City and County of San Francisco Mayor London Breed
    • City and County of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (dec.)
    • City of Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin
    • City of Berkeley Vice Mayor Ben Bartlett
    • City of Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday
    • City of San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo
    • City of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf
    • City of Pacifica Mayor John Keener
    • City of Belmont Mayor Charles Stone
    • City of Milpitas Mayor Rich Tran
    • City of San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon
    • City of San Luis Obispo Mayor Jan Marx (ret.)
    • City of San Luis Obispo Vice Mayor John Ashbaugh (ret.)
    • City of Grover Beach Mayor Pro Tem Karen Bright (ret.)
    • City of Emeryville Vice Mayor John Bauters
    • City of San Mateo Deputy Mayor Diane Papan
    • City of Fairfax Mayor Frank Egger (ret.)
    • Interim City and County of San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell
    • Oakland City Council Vice Mayor and Councilmember Annie Campbell Washington
    • City and County of San Francisco Assessor Carmen Chu
    • San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim
    • San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin
    • San Francisco Supervisor Ahsha Safai
    • San Francisco Supervisor Katy Tang
    • San Francisco Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer
    • San Francisco Supervisor Catherine Stefani
    • San Francisco Supervisor Norman Yee
    • San Francisco Supervisor Hillary Ronan
    • San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar (ret.)
    • San Mateo County Supervisor Carole Groom
    • San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa
    • San Mateo County Supervisor Dave Pine
    • Mendocino County Supervisor Carre Brown
    • Mendocino County Supervisor John McCowen
    • Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley
    • Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty
    • Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson
    • Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley
    • Santa Barbara County Supervisor Susan Rose (ret.)
    • Oakland City Council President Lynette McElhaney
    • Oakland City Councilmember Dan Kalb
    • Oakland City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan
    • Oakland City Councilmember Larry Reid
    • Berkeley City Councilmember Ben Bartlett
    • Belmont City Councilmember Davina Hurt
    • San Jose City Councilmember Lan Diep
    • San Jose City Councilmember Sergio Jimenez
    • San Jose City Councilmember Chappie Jones
    • San Jose City Councilmember Raul Peraez
    • Santa Barbara Councilmember Jason Dominguez
    • Redwood City Councilmember Shelly Masur
    • Richmond City Councilmember Jael Myrick
    • Burlingame City Councilmember Donna Colson
    • Antioch City Councilmember Monica Wilson
    • Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez
    • Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone
    • San Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese
    • Trinity County Supervisor Judy Morris
    • Burlingame City Councilmember Emily Beach
    • Fremont City Councilmember David P. Bonaccorsi
    • Grover Beach City Councilmember and Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Lee
    • Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees, Area 5, William Riley, Ed.D.
    • San Luis Coastal Unified School District Board of Education Trustee Area 2 Chris Ungar
    • San Luis Obispo County Community College District Board of Trustees Board President and District 2 Trustee Barbara George
    • San Luis Obispo County Community College District Board of Trustees District 5 Trustee Mary Strobridge
    • Santa Barbara School Board Member Laura Capps
    • Daly City School Board Member Kalimah Salahuddin
    • San Carlos City School Board Member Carol Elliott
    • Oakland School Board Member James Harris
    • Oakland School Board Member Roseann Torres
    • Redwood City School District Trustee Janet Lawson
    • Alameda County Transit Ward 3 Director Elsa Ortiz
    • Alameda County Transit Ward Mark A. Williams 
    • BART Board Director Lateefah Simon
    • BART Board Director Rebecca Saltzman

    Labor

    • California Federation of Teachers
    • California Nurses Association
    • California Professional Firefighters
    • California Teachers Association
    • AFSCME California
    • National Union of Healthcare Workers
    • Northern California Carpenters Regional Council
    • California State Council of Laborers
    • UDW/AFSCME Local 3930
    • Teamsters Joint Council 7
    • SEIU 1021
    • SEIU Local 87
    • Sanitary Truck Drivers & Helpers Teamsters Local 350
    • California Teamsters Public Affairs Council Public Affairs Fund
    • Teamsters Local Union 665
    • Sheet Metal Workers Local 104
    • Northern California Laborers Local 261
    • Carpenters Local 22
    • Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 38
    • Plumbers, Steamfitters & Refrigeration Fitters Local 467
    • Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 447
    • Plumbers & Steamfitters Local Union 230
    • Plumbers, Steamfitters And Refrigeration Fitters Local Union 393
    • Sprinkler Fitters & Apprentices Local 483 Local PAC
    • Steamfitters Local Union 342 PAC
    • Sprinkler Fitters Local 483
    • International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10
    • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 6
    • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 617
    • Construction & General Laborers Local 261
    • United Association Local 393
    • United Association Local 467
    • United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5
    • United Food and Commercial Workers Local 648
    • Transport Workers Union Local 250-A 
    • Firefighters Local 798
    • Amalgamated Transit Union Local 250-A
    • Amalgamated Transit Union Local 250
    • Alameda County Building and Construction Trades
    • San Mateo County Building and Construction Trades
    • Santa Clara County Building and Construction Trades
    • Contra Costa Building and Construction Trades
    • Monterey/Santa Cruz Building and Construction Trades
    • San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs Association

    Democratic Organizations

    • California Democratic Party
    • San Luis Obispo County Democratic Party
    • San Luis Obispo (SLO) County Progressives
    • Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club
    • Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club
    • Lambda Democratic Club of Contra Costa County
    • East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club
    • San Francisco Democratic Women in Action
    • San Francisco Latino Democratic Club
    • San Francisco Young Democrats
    • East Bay Young Democrats
    • Latin@ Young Democrats of San Francisco
    • Black Young Democrats of San Francisco
    • Westside Democratic Club 
    • Contra Costa Young Democrats
    • South Alameda County Young Dems 
    • Brownie Mary Democratic Club of Alameda County
    • Brownie Mary Democratic Club of San Francisco
    • Hayward Area Democratic Club
    • Northern Solano Democratic Club 
    • Metropolitan Greater Oakland Democratic Club
    • Asian Pacific American Democratic Caucus of Alameda County
    • Chinese American Democratic Club
    • Silicon Valley Asian Pacific American Democratic Club
    • Edwin M. Lee Asian Pacific Democratic Club
    • San Ramon Valley Democratic Club
    • East Contra Costa Democratic Club
    • West County Democratic Club 
    • Democrats of Napa Valley
    • Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley
    • Cal Berkeley Democrats
    • Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club
    • United Democratic Club
    • City Democratic Club
    • Home Sharers Democratic Club
    • New Avenues Democratic Club​
    • San Francisco District 11 Democratic Club
    • San Francisco District 5 Democrats
    • San Francisco District 3 Democratic Club
    • District 8 Progressive Democrats
    • Bernal Heights Democratic Club of San Francisco
    • Eastern Neighborhoods Democratic Club
    • SF for Democracy 
    • Richmond District Democratic Club of San Francisco
    • Albany Democratic Club
    • Democrats of Rossmoor
    • Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley
    • Democratic Women of Monterey County
    • Democratic Activists for Women Now (DAWN)
    • DemFems of Silicon Valley

    Community Leaders

    • U.S. Ambassador to Hungary Eleni Kounalakis (ret.)
    • California Democratic Party Women's Caucus Chair, Christine Pelosi
    • California Democratic Party Women's Caucus Vice Chair, Carolyn Fowler
    • California Democratic Party Environmental Caucus Chair, RL Miller
    • California Democratic Party Senior Caucus Chair, Ruth Carter
    • San Francisco County Democratic Central Committee Chair, David Campos*
    • San Mateo County Democratic Central Committee Chair, Cecily Harris*
    • Del Norte County Democratic Central Committee Chair, Kevin Hendricks*
    • Contra Costa County Democratic Central Committee Chair, María Alegría*
    • Napa County Democratic Central Committee Chair, Anthony Phillips*
    • San Benito County Democratic Central Committee Chair, Gregory Rivera*
    • Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee Chair, Bill James*
    • Monterey County Democratic Central Committee Chair, Alan Haffa*
    • Santa Cruz County Democratic Central Committee Chair, Coco Raner-Walter*
    • San Luis Obispo County Democratic Central Committee Chair, Rosemary Wrenn*
    • Santa Barbara Democratic Central Committee Chair, Gail Teton-Landis*
    • Alameda County Democratic Central Committee Chair, Robin Torello*
    • San Luis Obispo County Democratic Central Committee Chair, Pat Harris (ret.)*
    • Michael Gumban Pangilinan, Chairperson, Filipino American Democratic Club of San Francisco*
    • Rob Means, President, Santa Clara County Democratic Club*
    • East Bay Municipal Utility District Board of Directors Member Frank Mellon
    • Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District Director Dick Grosboll 
    • The San Francisco Foundation Executive Director Fred Blackwell
    • California NAACP President Alice Huffman

    Other

    • Equality California
    • Emily's List
    • California National Organization for Women 
    • Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
    • National Women’s Political Caucus of California
    • Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA)
    • Women Under Forty PAC
    • San Francisco Tenant Rights Associations
    • San Francisco Medical Society
    • San Francisco Medical Society PAC
    • Evolve California
    • Animal PAC
    • State Building and Managers Association
    • The Building Owners & Managers Association of San Francisco
    • SF Apartment Association
    • F.U.N. Progressives (Fremont Union City Newark)
    • Mendocino Women's Political Coalition
    • San Francisco Women's Political Committee
    • East Bay Women's Political Alliance
    • Santa Barbara Women's Political Committee

    Newspapers

    • Bay Area Reporter
    • Mercury News
    • East Bay Times
    • Monterey County Weekly
    • El Observador, San Jose
    • San Francisco Bay View

    *Titles for identification purposes only.  


  • commented on Contact the Campaign 2018-04-24 21:40:23 -0700
    Hello Lia