What is H
Adds more parking for automobiles in San Francisco, at the expense of removing bus stops, bus lanes and bike lanes. It allows property owners no restrictions against renovating a building to add a parking garage or lot even if it spills out into a marked bike rout. It allows more parking for “low emission vehicles” which by government standards includes Hummers. This prop will also make affordable housing more expensive/valuable as it might be a better profitable idea to a property owner to tear down and build a parking garage (since it would become easier if this passes) then to rent out.
A lot of H is obfuscated. Someone stopped me a long while ago to explain it to me and sign a petition. Their explanation was something like since there’ll be more parking, there’ll be more room for bikers which makes things safe. He was hard pressed to answer where the new parking would come from. SF Bike Coalition lists off that there are 469,489 registered vehicles in San Francisco and about 35,400 are driven in every day. Currently there are 603,000 on-street and off-street parking spaces. That ends up at around 100,000 free space. San Francisco doesn’t need more parking. As of writing this, none of the mayoral candidates support H.
What is A
This is pretty simple, more money for MUNI, more flexibility for unions related to MUNI, more support for MUNI to pipe out less emissions.
Read up about it yourself, see what you think.