Prop A

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In the most recent election, San Francisco voters approved a $500-million transportation bond for projects like BART escalators, traffic signals, bike lanes, and much more. A bond is a loan taken out by the city to pay for big projects, similar to taking out a mortgage to buy a house. But $500 million is a very big loan – and this latest bond is just one example of voter-approved funding. Since 2008, San Franciscans have signed off on almost three billion dollars worth of bonds.

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On June 5th, San Franciscans will be voting on many things, one of which has to do with their trash.

Since the 1930s, the company Recology has been taking care of The City’s trash and recycling, with no competition. This year, proponents of Proposition A want to change that by opening up the city's trash collection and processing services to a competitive bidding process. Other companies – even out of state ones – would have the chance to bid for the job.