San Francisco Film Commission Appointments, Proposition C (June 2010)
Administration of Government
|Not on ballot|
San Francisco had a Film Commission. The Film Commission was composed of 11 commissioners. At the time of this election, all of the 11 commissioners were appointed by the mayor. If voters had approved Proposition C, then the appointing power would have been divided up, with the mayor appointing six commissioners, while the Board of Supervisors would appoint five.
- These final, certified results are from the San Francisco County elections office.
Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier sponsored the charter amendment.
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
|Shall the Charter be amended to require the City to have a Film Commission, consisting of five members appointed by the Board of Supervisors and six members appointed by the Mayor, with final authority to issue permits to film in San Francisco?|
According to the Film Commission's website, it was a public agency that "...works to develop, recognize and promote film activities in San Francisco. We work to promote the San Francisco Bay Area as a film destination while also working with the local film community to support local projects with significant ties to San Francisco."
Mayor Gavin Newsom had recently clashed with the Film Commission. In December 2009, Newsom fired Stefanie Coyote as executive director of the Film Commission. This move drew criticism from the 11-member Film Commission.
- Official text of Proposition C
- Official ballot proposition list for San Francisco's June 8, 2010 election
- Website of the San Francisco Film Commission
- June 8, 2010 election results, San Francisco
- Beyond Chron, "June Ballot Measures Reflect City’s Political Fault Lines", March 24, 2010
- San Francisco Examiner, "Film Commission ballot measure nears June ballot", January 28, 2010
- San Francisco Chronicle, "San Francisco's ballot measures", May 16, 2010
- San Francisco elections office archive
- San Francisco Examiner, "Explanation demanded", December 29, 2009