2022 Election Cheat Sheet
Explanations for endorsements are below.
California State-wide Office
California Attorney General
Rob Bonta has brought an unprecedented passion for enforcing state housing law to the Attorney General’s office. His leadership of the Housing Accountability Unit and his dedication to protecting pro-housing legislation from NIMBY nonsense has earned him the title Housing Champion.
Endorsed by YIMBY Action.
California State Assembly
CA State Assembly District 19
Includes the north and west side of San Francisco: the Richmond, the Sunset, Presidio, Panhandle, and the Marina neighborhoods. Includes Daly City.
Assemblymember Phil Ting has been a supporter of pro-housing policies in the Assembly for years. As a co-author on the groundbreaking SB 50 and a champion of ADUs, Ting has been ready to take hard votes in support of building more homes. His steady support for policy change, while representing a district that has historically fought housing production, is notable.
Endorsed by San Francisco YIMBY, Peninsula for Everyone, Northern Neighbors, Grow the Richmond, and YIMBY Action.
CA State Assembly District 21
Assembly District 21 includes much of San Mateo County, including Redwood City, San Mateo, Brisbane, Millbrae, South San Francisco, Menlo Park, San Carlos, and San Bruno.
Redwood City Mayor Giselle Hale has not just laid out a strong YIMBY vision, but has also championed policies and action to create more housing opportunities in her own backyard. When asked if she was a YIMBY, during Peninsula For Everyone’s Assembly District 21 debate, Mayor Hale was quoted as saying, “I’m a card carrying member because I believe we can reverse this situation.”
Her leadership in prioritizing housing policy and regional transportation include supporting safe parking programs, approving a significant amount of market-rate and affordable homes, supporting several Project Homekey proposals in Redwood City, supporting Seamless Transit and more.
When it comes to protecting tenants, Mayor Hale supports a statewide rental registry and strengthening AB 1482 (statewide rent stabilization). Her support of California State legislation like SB50, SB9 and SB35, as a local elected official, has shown that she views the housing crisis as a systemic issue beyond just the borders of Redwood City. Finally, support of future reforms of CEQA, repealing Article 34 make Giselle the strongest choice for AD21.
Endorsed by Peninsula for Everyone and YIMBY Action.