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San Francisco voters already said, in a November 7, 2006 vote on Proposition I, that they wish for the mayor to attend meetings and engage in dialogue with the Board of Supervisors at least once a month.  Proposition I asked, "Shall it be City policy to urge the Mayor to appear in person at one regularly scheduled YES meeting of the Board of Supervisors each month to engage in formal policy discussions with members of the Board?"<ref>[http://smartvoter.org/2006/11/07/ca/sf/meas/I/ ''Smart Voter'', "Proposition I"]</ref>
 
San Francisco voters already said, in a November 7, 2006 vote on Proposition I, that they wish for the mayor to attend meetings and engage in dialogue with the Board of Supervisors at least once a month.  Proposition I asked, "Shall it be City policy to urge the Mayor to appear in person at one regularly scheduled YES meeting of the Board of Supervisors each month to engage in formal policy discussions with members of the Board?"<ref>[http://smartvoter.org/2006/11/07/ca/sf/meas/I/ ''Smart Voter'', "Proposition I"]</ref>
  
However, the 2006 vote on Proposition I was [[:Category:Advisory vote, California|advisory only]], and [[Gavin Newsom]], mayor at the time that Proposition C was proposed and approved, was what one local newspaper reporter calls "a perpetual no-show."<ref name=question/>  
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However, the 2006 vote on Proposition I was [[:Category:Local advisory vote, California|advisory only]], and [[Gavin Newsom]], mayor at the time that Proposition C was proposed and approved, was what one local newspaper reporter calls "a perpetual no-show."<ref name=question/>  
  
 
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In 2007, supporters of the idea of "[[Question Time]]" put Question E on the ballot as a binding ordinance, but the city's voters rejected it then, with 48.59% of voters in favor and 51.41% of voters against.<ref>[http://smartvoter.org/2007/11/06/ca/sf/ballot.html#LocalMeasures ''Smart Voter'', "Questions on the November 6, 2007 ballot in San Francisco"]</ref>
 
In 2007, supporters of the idea of "[[Question Time]]" put Question E on the ballot as a binding ordinance, but the city's voters rejected it then, with 48.59% of voters in favor and 51.41% of voters against.<ref>[http://smartvoter.org/2007/11/06/ca/sf/ballot.html#LocalMeasures ''Smart Voter'', "Questions on the November 6, 2007 ballot in San Francisco"]</ref>
  
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Revision as of 14:02, 10 August 2013

A Mayoral "Question Time" in San Francisco, Proposition C ballot proposition was on the November 2, 2010 ballot for voters in San Francisco.[1] It was approved.

Proposition C requires the Mayor of San Francisco to appear before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors at least once a month "to engage in formal policy discussions with members of the board".

The Board of Supervisors voted 6-5 to place the measure on the November ballot. Ross Mirkarimi was one of the six supervisors in favor of the measure. He said, "I think it's an important piece of law" that will potentially bring about a "level of engagement that quite frankly does not occur."[1]

Election results

  • Yes: 154,776 (59.89%) Approveda
  • No: 103,673 (40.11%)

Election results are from the San Francisco elections division as of November 26, 2010.

Proposition I in 2006

Gavin Newsom. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors would like to see more of Mayor Newsom at its meetings. Photo credit: Frederic Poirot

San Francisco voters already said, in a November 7, 2006 vote on Proposition I, that they wish for the mayor to attend meetings and engage in dialogue with the Board of Supervisors at least once a month. Proposition I asked, "Shall it be City policy to urge the Mayor to appear in person at one regularly scheduled YES meeting of the Board of Supervisors each month to engage in formal policy discussions with members of the Board?"[2]

However, the 2006 vote on Proposition I was advisory only, and Gavin Newsom, mayor at the time that Proposition C was proposed and approved, was what one local newspaper reporter calls "a perpetual no-show."[1]

  • Yes: 126,023 (56.36%) Approveda
  • No: 97,567 (43.64%)

Proposition E in 2007

In 2007, supporters of the idea of "Question Time" put Question E on the ballot as a binding ordinance, but the city's voters rejected it then, with 48.59% of voters in favor and 51.41% of voters against.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Proposition C: Shall the Charter be amended to require the Mayor to appear in person at one regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Supervisors each month to engage in formal policy discussions with the Board?

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