San Francisco Film Commission Appointments, Proposition C (June 2010)

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A San Francisco Film Commission Appointments, Proposition C ballot measure was on the June 8, 2010 ballot in San Francisco, where it was defeated.[1]
  • Yes: 46,398 (46.10%)
  • No: 54,255 (53.90%) Defeatedd

San Francisco has a Film Commission. The Film Commission is composed of 11 commissioners. At present, all of the 11 commissioners are appointed by the mayor. If voters had approved Proposition C, then the appointing power would have been divided up, with the mayor appointing six commissioners, while the Board of Supervisors would appoint five.

Supporters

Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier sponsored the charter amendment.[2]

Opponents

The San Francisco Chronicle's editorial board endorsed a "no" vote on Proposition C.[3]

Film Commission

According to the Film Commission's website, it is a public agency that "...works to develop, recognize and promote film activities in San Francisco. We work to promote the San Francisco Bay Area as a film destination while also working with the local film community to support local projects with significant ties to San Francisco."

Mayor Gavin Newsom has recently clashed with the Film Commission. In December 2009, Newsom fired Stefanie Coyote as executive director of the Film Commission. This move drew criticism from the 11-member Film Commission.[4]

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References

  1. Beyond Chron, "June Ballot Measures Reflect City’s Political Fault Lines", March 24, 2010
  2. San Francisco Examiner, "Film Commission ballot measure nears June ballot", January 28, 2010
  3. San Francisco Chronicle, "San Francisco's ballot measures", May 16, 2010
  4. San Francisco Examiner, "Explanation demanded", December 29, 2009

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