San Francisco election results: Which land use-related ballot resolutions were passed? , Koblentz Patch Duffy and Bass
In early June, we informed of San Francisco voters faced during the June 7, 2022 special election on ballot proposals related to mainland use. Now that the dust has settled after the election, voters came very close to approval, but ultimately rejected the new muni bond, but approved changes to the Building Inspection Commission and a ban on further payments.
Summary of San Francisco results:
Proposition A (Muni Credibility and Road Safety Bond)
Proposition A would have allowed the city and county to issue $400,000,000 in general obligation bonds to increase the reliability, safety and frequency of Muni, including upgrades to its transportation infrastructure and equipment. The measure came very close to passage, requiring two-thirds (66.6 percent) of the affirmative vote, but receiving only 65.1 percent. denied.
This was a surprising result for many, as San Francisco voters are generally favorable to infrastructure bond spending. However, the two-thirds requirement is a difficult bar to pass even in the best of circumstances, and results may be affected by off-year elections with low voter turnout. As expected, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, support for Proposition A was generally centered in transit-friendly downtown, central and eastern neighborhoods, but not fare as well in some of the city’s more car-dependent southern and western neighborhoods.
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency attempt Finding alternative sources for these funds could prove difficult for an agency grappling with the financial impacts of depressed ridership during the pandemic.
Proposition B (Building Inspection Commission)
Proposition B authorizes the city to amend the charter to change the appointment process and qualifications for members of the Building Inspection Commission (BIC) and the appointment process for the Director of the Department of Building Inspection (DBI). The measure required a simple majority, and received about 62 percent of the affirmative vote. pass.
With this proposal, the Mayor will now have the authority to appoint and remove the Director of DBI, after receiving a list of three eligible candidates from the BIC; Earlier, the BIC had the sole authority to appoint and remove the director.
Proposition E (transmitted payment)
Proposition E directs the City to transfer members of the Board of Supervisors to the City for legislative, governmental, or charitable purposes, from certain contractors who have obtained Board approval. Amend your payment law to stop soliciting donations made at the request of an official of the U.S. And allow further changes to this law only if the City Ethics Commission and a two-thirds supervisory board approve those amendments. This measure also required a simple majority, but received about 70 percent of the affirmative vote. The new ordinance was effective on or around July 8, 2022, 10 days after the official counting of votes was declared by the Board of Observers on June 28, 2022. pass.
In response to Proposition E, and concerns that it might disrupt some philanthropic activities in the city, Mayor Breed proposed a ballot measure for the November ballot to modify some provisions of Proposition E. Similar legislation amending Proposition E is pending with the board of observers and, if adopted, could undo the need for the ballot measure. stay tuned.