San Francisco Earthquake Safety Bond, Proposition B (June 2010)
Proposition B, if approved, will authorize the city to sell a $412 million bond to retrofit some buildings for earthquake safety reasons. Buildings targeted for earthquake safety upgrades include neighborhood police stations, fire stations and the Hall of Justice.
Supporters of Proposition B include San Francisco's Democratic and Republican parties, the Labor Council, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Gavin Newsom and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu.
Opponents of Proposition B include San Francisco County Supervisor Chris Daly. His objection to the measure is that it doesn't go far enough, because it doesn't include the jail at 850 Bryant.
San Francisco's Board of Supervisors originally considered a $652 million bond. That would have allowed the city to build a new forensic sciences center to house crime labs and the medical examiner's office. However, after due consideration, the supervisors decided to remove that $240 million project from the proposal.
- Legal text of Proposition B
- Official ballot proposition list for San Francisco's June 8, 2010 election
- Beyond Chron, "June Ballot Measures Reflect City’s Political Fault Lines", March 24, 2010
- San Francisco Chronicle, "San Francisco's ballot measures", May 16, 2010
- Fox Reno, "Police Chief Argues For Quake Bond Measure", February 12, 2010