San Francisco Substance Abuse Programs, Proposition T (November 2008)

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A San Francisco Free and Low-Cost Substance Abuse Treatment Programs, Proposition T ballot question was on the November 4, 2008 ballot in San Francisco, where it was approved.

Proposition T requires the San Francisco Department of Public Health to provide an annual report to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors assessing the demand for substance abuse treatment programs. It must also present a plan to meet whatever level of demand it has detected.

Under Proposition T, the San Francisco Department of Public Health is required to maintain an adequate level of free and low-cost substance abuse treatment services and residential treatment capacity sufficient to meet existing demand.

Election results

Proposition T
Approveda Yes 200,649 61.24%
These final, certified, results are from the San Francisco elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Proposition T: "Shall the City be required to provide enough free and low-cost substance abuse treatment services to meet demand and to maintain funding for such services?"[1]

Path to the ballot

On June 17, 2008, the San Francisco Department of Elections received a proposed ordinance signed by Supervisors Daly, McGoldrick, Mirkarimi and Peskin. The City Elections Code allows four or more Supervisors to refer an ordinance to the ballot in this manner.

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