San Francisco Decriminalization of Prostitution, Measure K (November 2008)
Measure K sought to have police forces cease enforcing laws regarding prostitution.
- These final, certified, results are from the San Francisco elections office.
The question on the ballot:
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|Proposition K: "Shall the City: stop enforcing laws against prostitution; stop funding or supporting the First Offender Prostitution Program or any similar anti-prostitution program; enforce existing criminal laws that prohibit crimes such as battery, extortion and rape, regardless of the victim's status as a sex worker; and fully disclose the investigation and prosecution of violent crimes against sex workers?"|
Path to the ballot
Proposition K earned its spot on the ballot via the collection of signatures on initiative petitions. 7,168 signatures were required, which was 5% of the number of those who voted for the office of mayor in 2007.
- November 4, 2008 official San Francisco voter guide
- David Latterman's analysis of the November 2008 San Francisco local ballot measures
- San Francisco Prostitutes, Mayor Clash on Vote to Stop Arrests, Bloomberg.com, November 3, 2008
- Local Propwatch SAN FRANCISCO: Measure K - (Sorta) Legalizes Prostitution, Johnny California, November 3, 2008
- Sex workers take a stand on Measure K, KGO 7, October 22, 2008
- Background Information about San Francisco's Ballot Measure K, Polaris Project Action Center
- S.F. rejects prostitution, energy measures, San Francisco Chronicle, November 5, 2008