San Francisco Budget Set-Asides and Replacement Funds, Proposition S (November 2008)
Proposition S made it a city policy that local ballot measures authorizing new set-asides or spending mandates must identify a new source of funding.
It also made it city policy that the voters cannot approve a new set-aside with a cost-of-living adjustment or other annual increase of more than 2%. Additionally, according to the terms of Proposition S, any new or extended set-aside proposed in a local ballot measure must automatically expire 10 years after it goes into effect.
- These final, certified, results are from the San Francisco elections office.
The question on the ballot:
|Proposition S: "Shall it be City policy that the voters will not approve any new set-aside of City revenue unless the set-aside identifies a new funding source, includes limits on annual increases, and automatically expires after 10 years?"|
Path to the ballot
Then-mayor Gavin Newsom requested that Proposition S appear on the ballot as a referred ordinance. San Francisco's election laws allow the mayor of the city to unilaterally place referred ordinances on the ballot.
- November 4, 2008 official San Francisco voter guide
- David Latterman's analysis of the November 2008 San Francisco local ballot measures