San Francisco Road Repaving and Street Repair bond proposition, Measure B (November 2011)

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A San Francisco Road Repaving and Street Repair bond proposition, Measure B was on the November 8, 2011 ballot for voters in San Francisco, where it was approved.

A 2/3rds supermajority vote was required for approval. (In California, a 55 percent supermajority vote is required to approve school bond measures, but a 2/3rds supermajority vote is required to approve city bonds.)

Election results

San Francisco Proposition B
Approveda Yes 129,175 68.02%
Election results are from the San Francisco elections office as of 5:30 a.m. PST on Thursday, November 24, 2011.


San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and seven members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors signed the official “Yes on B” ballot argument. They said it will put "San Francisco back on the road to safer and smoother streets."[1]


The official ballot guide arguments against Proposition B were signed by Judith Berkowitz from the Coalition for SF Neighbors. She said Proposition B "does not explain why the City Administrator and DPW Director neglected for 20 years to direct already budgeted street repair funds to repaving our streets."[1]

Ballot text

The question on the ballot:

PROPOSITION B: "To fix potholes and repave deteriorating streets in neighborhoods throughout San Francisco, repair and strengthen deteriorating stairways, bridges and overpasses, improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists, improve disabled access to sidewalks, and construct and renovate traffic infrastructure to improve Municipal Transportation Agency transit reliability and traffic flow on local streets, shall the City and County of San Francisco issue $248,000,000 in general obligation bonds subject to independent oversight and regular audits?"[2]

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 Beyond Chron, "Dueling Pension Reform Measures Dominate Voter Handbook," August 29, 2011
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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