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With many measures on CA and SF ballots, it can be overwhelming to do all the research necessary to make an informed decision on each proposition. Use this table to spread the research among friends. Make a copy and have individuals claim a proposition to research and add context on each side of the vote.
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CA and SF Ballot Measures November 2022
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California
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Prop 1
Protect Abortion Rights
Amend state constitution to enshrine right to reproductive freedom (right to abortion and contraceptives).
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Prop 26
Legalize Sports Betting in Tribal Casinos
Legalizes sports betting at American Indian gaming casinos and licensed racetracks in California
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Prop 27
Legalize Mobile Sports Betting
Legalizes mobile sports betting and dedicates revenue to the California Solutions to Homelessness and Mental Health Support Account and the Tribal Economic Development Account
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Prop 28
K-12 Art and Music Education
Requires funding for K-12 art and music education
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Prop 29
Dialysis Clinic Regulation
Enacts staffing requirements, reporting requirements, ownership disclosure, and closing requirements for chronic dialysis clinics
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Prop 30
Tax for Climate Change
Increases the tax on personal income above $2 million by 1.75% and dedicates revenue to zero-emission vehicle projects and wildfire prevention programs
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Prop 31
Ban on Flavored Tobacco
Upholds the ban on flavored tobacco sales
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San Francisco
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Prop A
Retiree Supplemental Cost of Living Adjustment
Allow city employees who retired before 1996 to receive a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) of $200/month, and allow the Executive Director of SFERS (the retirement pension plan) to be hired with an individual contract, not tied to civil service salary and employment terms
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Prop B
Sanitation & Streets Public Work Reorg
Combine the Department of Sanitation and Streets back into the Department of Public Works, while still keeping separate the Sanitation and Streets Commission from the Public Works Commission for setting policies for sanitation and other public works respectively.
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Prop C
Homelessness Oversight Commission
Create a Homelessness Oversight Commission to oversee the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, made of 4 mayor-appointed, supervisor-approved and 3 supervisor-appointed commissioners. Right now, the mayor directly oversees the department.
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Prop D
Affordable Housing – Initiative Petition
Streamline more affordable and near-market-rate housing: streamline approvals and make Board of Supervisor approval not required for 1) affordable housing for up to 140% of median income households; 2) housing with 15% more affordable housing than required; and 3) housing for employees for SFUSD or City College (larger change than Prop E)
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Prop E
Affordable Housing – Board of Supervisors
Streamline approvals for more limited affordable housing (while still requiring Board of Supervisor approvals if city funds/property is used): 1) affordable housing for up to 120% of median income households; 2) housing with 8% more affordable housing than required; and 3) housing for employees for SFUSD or City College (smaller change than Prop D)
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Prop F
Library Preservation Fund
Renew the Library Preservation Fund for another 25 years to continue setting aside a part of property tax money for library needs, and make sure the library stays open a higher number of hours (1400 vs. 1211 right now) per week
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Prop G
Student Success Fund – Grants to the San Francisco Unified School District
Require the city to fund the SF Unified School District with money currently in the General Fund, scaling from $11 million per year in 2023 up to $60 million per year in 2026
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Prop H
City Elections in Even-Numbered Years
Move municipal (Mayor, DA, Sheriff, City Attorney, Treasurer) elections to presidential election years (2020, 2024) instead of odd years before presidential elections (2019, 2023), and extend current terms by 1 year
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Prop I
Vehicles on JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park and the Great Highway
Opposite of Prop J: Require the city to keep JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park open to car traffic on every day of the week except Sundays, instead of closing for pedestrian and recreational traffic only it as the Board of Supervisors had voted to do in May.
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Prop J
Recreational Use of JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park
Opposite of Prop I: close JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park on all days of the week to car traffic and reserve it for pedestrian and recreational use as the Board of Supervisors had voted to do in May.
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Prop L
Sales Tax for Transportation Projects
Renew 0.5% sales tax for transportation projects scheduled to expire in 2034 so it extends through 2053.
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Prop M
Tax on Keeping Residential Units Vacant
Tax vacant homes between $2,500-$5,000 per unit the first year they're kept vacant, up to $10,000 the second year, and up to $20,000 the third year.
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Prop N
Golden Gate Park Underground Parking Facility; Golden Gate Park Concourse Authority
Have the city's Recreation and Parks Department absorb the parking concourse under Golden Gate Park's Music Concourse, which is currently managed by a separate Authority and Commission.
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Prop O
Additional Parcel Tax for City College
Increase property parcel taxes by $75-150 per parcel/year for residential housing units and more for commercial units to fund City College.
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