Survey Finds D5 Still the Beating Heart of Progressive San Francisco
A recent survey of more than 100 District 5 residents confirmed the solidly progressive orientation of the district. Of the 117 self-identified residents of District 5 -- which includes the Inner Sunset, Haight-Ashbury, Haight-Fillmore, and Western Addition neighborhoods -- residents responded that it was “most or very important” to:
- “support local small business over big box retail" (87%)
- support “public education for all ages" (87%)
- “promote more responsible policies for open space and recreation" (80%)
- increase “civic engagement and voter participation" (78%)
- create a “more progressive tax structure" (77%)
- “retain and expand social services" (74%)
- ensure that hospitals in D5 “provide services to residents in the district" (73%)
- “support services that ensure quality of life for seniors, families, youth and children" (72%)
- “support the district's diversity" (69%)
- “support the City’s transit-first policy" (69%).
D5 Action was formed last fall by volunteers with the 2011 Avalos for Mayor campaign; the informal survey of District 5 voters was conducted earlier this year.
“We were pretty sure, based upon our work on the Avalos campaign that D5 was still the progressive heart of the City, but we wanted to get a more specific idea of why that was,” said Tes Welborn.
“We think we found out just how committed folks in our District are, and we hope to continue to organize that incredibly positive energy,” said Tes Welborn. “We plan to be deeply involved in the November election, and we offer an opportunity for other like-minded people to make a real difference.”
Join D5 Action at our meetings and events, which are posted on our calendar. Or contact us through the website. We look forward to meeting you.