San Francisco Board of Supervisors Allowed to Amend or Repeal Voter Initiatives, Proposition E (November 2011)

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A San Francisco Board of Supervisors Allowed to Amend or Repeal Voter Initiatives, Proposition E is on the November 8, 2011 ballot for voters in San Francisco.

If Proposition E is approved, after the voters adopt an ordinance:

  • For the first three years after a measure is approved, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will not be able to amend it.
  • For the next four years, the Board will be able to amend or repeal a measure with a 2/3 vote (8 Supervisors out of 11).
  • After seven years, the measure will be amendable or repealable by a simple majority vote of the Board of Supervisors.

Supporters

Proposition E was sponsored by San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener.[1]

Wiener says that he sponsored Measure I because of the "two...most common questions" he gets as an elected official. Those two questions are:

  • "Why do you make us vote on so many things?"
  • "Why doesn't the Board of Supervisors do its job and pass legislation without asking us to pass it for you?"[1]

Wiener says that San Francisco's ballot measure system has "many problems" and that Proposition E only solves one of them. Yet, he says, "reform starts with one small step."[1]

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