Election '07: Analysis of November propositions
City voters will decide on 11 initiatives on Nov. 6
November 2, 2007 12:45 PM
Proposition A: Transit Reform, Parking Regulation and Emissions Reduction Act
If members of the Board of Supervisors or the Mayor want to place a measure on the ballot, they would be required to submit the proposed initiative to the Board of Supervisors and the Department of Elections at least 45 days before the deadline of ballot measure submissions. The President of the Board would then assign the measure to a committee of the Board, and the committee would hold a hearing to consider the measure within the next 30 days.
Proposition D would renew the Library Preservation Fund for 15 more years and it would allow the City to issue bonds without voter approval to construct and improve library facilities.
Proposition E would require the Mayor to appear personally at one Board of Supervisors meeting each month to engage in formal policy discussions. This is different from a similar proposition last year, which was non-binding for the Mayor.
If passed proposition F would authorize the Board of Supervisors to amend the contract with the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) in order for police department employees who served as airport police officers before December 27, 1997, to end their participation in CalPERS and move their service credit to the San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System (SFERS).
If passed proposition G would commit up to $750,000 in City funds for the renovation, repair, and maintenance of the Golden Gate Park stables. One dollar from the City General Fund would be used to match every $3 in private donations to rebuild the stables, which have been closed since 2001 for structural repairs.
If passed H would amend the City Planning Code to allow more spaces in new residential and commercial developments in certain downtown zoning districts. This would also increase the minimum number of parking spaces the City must allow developers build in developments and buildings in the downtown area. This proposition also creates a new, more broad and less strict definition for what a “low-emission vehicle” is.
Proposition I: Establishing Office Of Small Business As City Department and Creating Small Business Assistance Center
Proposition I would establish the Office of Small Business as a City Department, create a Small Business Assistance Center, and provide $750,000 for its first year operation. It would have a staff of 100 or fewer employees and report to the Mayor and Board Of Supervisors twice a year.
This proposition would provide the entire city of San Francisco free wireless Internet through a partnership with a private company.
Proposition K: Adopting A Policy To Restrict Advertising On Street Furniture And City Buildings
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