Vote for things which decrease needless or unhelpful bureaucracy
Do you have any idea how many commissions and “oversight” bodies San Francisco has? Neither do we — we have too many to count. Bias towards saying no to passing the buck to a new bureaucratic agency.
Vote for things which promote good government
The motivation behind this is self-explanatory, but the implementation is up to debate. What we consider good government may not be what you consider good government. When we use this justification, we will attempt to explain our reasoning well.
When evaluating ballot measures, we consider whether a ballot measure truly is the best mechanism to enact the change in question - or if the legislative process, litigation, or another means is more suitable. We also consider the impact of unintended consequences and future constraints on amending or repealing the measure if ratified.