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{{TOCnestright}}A '''San Francisco Budget Set-Asides and Identification of Replacement Funds, Proposition S''' ballot question was on the [[November 4, 2008 ballot measures in California#San Francisco|November 4, 2008 ballot]] in [[San Francisco City and County, California ballot measures#November 4|San Francisco]], where it was '''approved.'''
 
{{TOCnestright}}A '''San Francisco Budget Set-Asides and Identification of Replacement Funds, Proposition S''' ballot question was on the [[November 4, 2008 ballot measures in California#San Francisco|November 4, 2008 ballot]] in [[San Francisco City and County, California ballot measures#November 4|San Francisco]], where it was '''approved.'''
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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.
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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.
  
 
==Election results==
 
==Election results==
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:''These final, certified, results are from the [http://www.sfgov2.org/index.aspx?page=1793 San Francisco elections office].''
 
:''These final, certified, results are from the [http://www.sfgov2.org/index.aspx?page=1793 San Francisco elections office].''
  
==Text of measure==
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==Ballot question==
  
The language on the ballot said:
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{{Q box |
: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?  
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  text = '''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?"
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==External links==
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==Path to the ballot==
  
* [http://www.sfgov.org/site/uploadedfiles/elections/candidates/QualifiedLocalBallotMeasuresWithTitlesAsOf81508_3.pdf List of all measures on the November 4 San Francisco ballot]
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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.
* [http://www.sfgov.org/site/elections_page.asp?id=70720 Election results]
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==External links==
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* [http://sfpl4.sfpl.org/pdf/main/gic/elections/November4_2008.pdf November 4, 2008 official San Francisco voter guide]
 
* [http://www.sfusualsuspects.com/system/files/u14/Fall_Line_-_Maps_and_Analysis_from_Nov_2008.pdf David Latterman's analysis of the November 2008 San Francisco local ballot measures]
 
* [http://www.sfusualsuspects.com/system/files/u14/Fall_Line_-_Maps_and_Analysis_from_Nov_2008.pdf David Latterman's analysis of the November 2008 San Francisco local ballot measures]
  
 
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[[Category:City budget, California, 2008]]
 
[[Category:City budget, California, 2008]]

Latest revision as of 09:46, 20 December 2012

A San Francisco Budget Set-Asides and Identification of Replacement Funds, Proposition S ballot question was on the November 4, 2008 ballot in San Francisco, where it was approved.

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.

Election results

Proposition S
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 167,974 55.56%
No133,81744.34%
These final, certified, results are from the San Francisco elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

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

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.

External links

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