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Election 2012: San Francisco measures

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Here is a roundup of the San Francisco measures on the 2012 ballot.

Measure A - City College Parcel Tax - PASSED
To provide City College of San Francisco with funds the State cannot take away; offset budget cuts; prevent layoffs; provide an affordable, quality education for students; maintain essential courses including, but not limited to, writing, math, science, and other general education; prepare students for four-year universities; provide workforce training including, but not limited to, nursing, engineering, technology, and business; and keep college libraries, student support services, and other instructional support open and up to date; shall the San Francisco Community College District levy 79 dollars per parcel annually for eight years requiring independent audits and citizen oversight?

Measure B - Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond - PASSED
SAN FRANCISCO CLEAN AND SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS BOND, To improve the safety and quality of neighborhood parks across the city and waterfront open spaces, enhance water quality and clean up environmental contamination along the Bay, replace unsafe playgrounds, fix restrooms, improve access for the disabled, and ensure the seismic safety of park and recreation facilities, shall the City and County of San Francisco issue $195 million dollars in General Obligation bonds, subject to independent oversight and regular audits?

Measure C - Housing Trust Fund - PASSED
Shall the City amend its Charter to: create a Housing Trust Fund that supports affordable housing for low-income and moderate-income households; and change the affordable housing requirements imposed on some private residential developments?

Measure D - Consolidating Odd-Year Municipal Elections - PASSED
Shall the City amend its Charter to change the election cycle for City Attorney and Treasurer so that these officers would be elected at the same time as the Mayor, Sheriff and District Attorney?

Measure E - Gross Receipts Tax - PASSED
Shall the City: create a gross receipts tax designed to eliminate or reduce the tax on payroll costs; and increase business registration fees?

Measure F - Water and Environment Plan - FAILED
Shall the City prepare a two-phase plan that evaluates how to drain the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir so that it can be restored by the National Park Service and identifies replacement water and power sources?
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Measure G - Policy Opposing Corporate Personhood - PASSED
Shall it be City policy that corporations should not have the same constitutional rights as human beings and should be subject to political spending limits?

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