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A '''San Francisco Candlestick Park Naming Rights Amendment, Proposition C''' ballot proposal will be on the [[November 3, 2009 ballot measures in California|November 3, 2009 ballot]] in [[San Francisco County, California ballot measures|San Francisco]].<ref>[http://www.kcbs.com/Candlestick-Naming-Rights-Headed-Back-to-Ballot/4817042 ''KCBS'', "Candlestick Naming Rights Headed Back to Ballot", July 16, 2009]</ref>
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{{tnr}}A '''San Francisco Candlestick Park Naming Rights Amendment, Proposition C''' ballot question was on the [[November 3, 2009 ballot measures in California|November 3, 2009 ballot]] in [[San Francisco City and County, California ballot measures|San Francisco]], where it was '''approved.'''<ref>[http://www.kcbs.com/Candlestick-Naming-Rights-Headed-Back-to-Ballot/4817042 ''KCBS'', "Candlestick Naming Rights Headed Back to Ballot," July 16, 2009]</ref>
  
Proposition C, if enacted, will repeal Proposition H, which was passed in 2004.  Proposition H that required the 49ers football stadium to be named Candlestick Park. Proposition C will allow the sale of stadium naming rights could be sold.  50% of the proceeds received by the city by the sale of the naming rights would be used to fund directors at city recreation centers. [[Gavin Newsom]] supports Proposition C.<ref>[http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/26/BA3C1AATJ4.DTL ''San Francisco Chronicle'', "S.F. ballot skips tax measures", October 27, 2009]</ref>
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Proposition C repealed Proposition H, which was passed in 2004.  Proposition H required that the 49ers football stadium be named Candlestick Park. Proposition C, instead, allowed the sale of naming rights to the stadium.  50% of the proceeds received by the city by the sale of the naming rights was to be used to fund directors at city recreation centers.  
  
San Francisco Supervisor [[Bevan Dufty]] also supports Proposition C.
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The issue came up in 2009 because the 49ers were thinking about moving their team to Santa Clara.
  
One reason the issue is coming up now is because the 49ers are thinking about moving their team to Santa Clara.
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==Election results==
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{{Short outcome
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| title = Proposition C
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| no = 40,973
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| nopct = 41.32
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:''These final, certified, results are from the [http://www.sfgov2.org/index.aspx?page=1843 San Francisco County elections office].''
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==Support==
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[[Gavin Newsom]] supported Proposition C.<ref>[http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/26/BA3C1AATJ4.DTL ''San Francisco Chronicle'', "S.F. ballot skips tax measures," October 27, 2009]</ref>
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San Francisco Supervisor Bevan Dufty also supported Proposition C.
  
 
==Vote considerations==
 
==Vote considerations==
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[[File:Candlestick Park lower level during Rams at 49ers 2008-11-16 2.JPG|thumb|300px|Candlestick Park in November 2008]]
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Political reporter Melissa Griffin suggested to her readers, "Vote for this if you want to send a gesture to the Niners that we will help them make money if they stay in San Francisco. Vote against this if you believe we should only sell the name of The ’Stick if it would fetch a lot more than the anticipated $700,000, or if you believe a different kind of gesture toward the Niners is in order."<ref>[http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/columns/melissa_griffin/Do-you-know-your-city-measures-67092072.html ''San Francisco Examiner'', "Do you know your city measures?," October 29, 2009]</ref>
  
Political reporter Melissa Griffin suggested to her readers, "Vote for this if you want to send a gesture to the Niners that we will help them make money if they stay in San Francisco. Vote against this if you believe we should only sell the name of The ’Stick if it would fetch a lot more than the anticipated $700,000, or if you believe a different kind of gesture toward the Niners is in order."<ref>[http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/columns/melissa_griffin/Do-you-know-your-city-measures-67092072.html ''San Francisco Examiner'', "Do you know your city measures?", October 29, 2009]</ref>
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==Ballot question==
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  text = '''Proposition C:''' "Shall the City be permitted to enter into a new naming rights contract for Candlestick Park, and shall it be City policy that fifty percent of any City revenue from the sale of those naming rights be used to fund directors of City recreation centers?"
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* [http://www.sfgov.org/site/uploadedfiles/elections/ElectionsArchives/Meeting_Information/BSC/agendas/2009/Candlestick%20Park%20Naming%20Rights-Legal%20text.pdf Text of Measure C]
 
* [http://www.sfgov.org/site/uploadedfiles/elections/ElectionsArchives/Meeting_Information/BSC/agendas/2009/Candlestick%20Park%20Naming%20Rights-Legal%20text.pdf Text of Measure C]
 
* [http://sfbeautiful.org/billboards/ SF Beautiful, opponents of Measure C]
 
* [http://sfbeautiful.org/billboards/ SF Beautiful, opponents of Measure C]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 08:05, 21 March 2014

A San Francisco Candlestick Park Naming Rights Amendment, Proposition C ballot question was on the November 3, 2009 ballot in San Francisco, where it was approved.[1]

Proposition C repealed Proposition H, which was passed in 2004. Proposition H required that the 49ers football stadium be named Candlestick Park. Proposition C, instead, allowed the sale of naming rights to the stadium. 50% of the proceeds received by the city by the sale of the naming rights was to be used to fund directors at city recreation centers.

The issue came up in 2009 because the 49ers were thinking about moving their team to Santa Clara.

Election results

Proposition C
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 58,192 58.68%
No40,97341.32%
These final, certified, results are from the San Francisco County elections office.

Support

Gavin Newsom supported Proposition C.[2]

San Francisco Supervisor Bevan Dufty also supported Proposition C.

Vote considerations

Candlestick Park in November 2008

Political reporter Melissa Griffin suggested to her readers, "Vote for this if you want to send a gesture to the Niners that we will help them make money if they stay in San Francisco. Vote against this if you believe we should only sell the name of The ’Stick if it would fetch a lot more than the anticipated $700,000, or if you believe a different kind of gesture toward the Niners is in order."[3]

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Proposition C: "Shall the City be permitted to enter into a new naming rights contract for Candlestick Park, and shall it be City policy that fifty percent of any City revenue from the sale of those naming rights be used to fund directors of City recreation centers?"[4]

See also

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