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{{tnr}}A '''Rename the Oceanside Sewage Treatment Plant the "George W. Bush Sewage Plant", Proposition R''' ballot question was on the [[November 4, 2008 ballot measures in California#San Francisco|November 4, 2008 ballot]] in [[San Francisco County, California ballot measures#November 4|San Francisco]], where it was '''defeated'''.
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{{tnr}}A '''Rename the Oceanside Sewage Treatment Plant the "George W. Bush Sewage Plant", Proposition R''' ballot question was on the [[November 4, 2008 ballot measures in California#San Francisco|November 4, 2008 ballot]] in [[San Francisco County, California ballot measures#November 4|San Francisco]], where it was '''defeated'''.<ref>[http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/11/04/politics/p235359S31.DTL&type=politics ''S.F. rejects prostitution, energy measures''], San Francisco Chronicle, November 5, 2008</ref>
  
 
Proposition R attracted national attention, including articles in the New York Times and Washington Post.
 
Proposition R attracted national attention, including articles in the New York Times and Washington Post.
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John Rinaldi, a co-sponsor of the petition who ran unsuccessfully for San Francisco mayor in 2007 using his nickname, "Chicken John", said the initiative would turn "every toilet in San Francisco into basically a shrine for George W. Bush and all his great achievements in his eight years as our commander in chief."
 
John Rinaldi, a co-sponsor of the petition who ran unsuccessfully for San Francisco mayor in 2007 using his nickname, "Chicken John", said the initiative would turn "every toilet in San Francisco into basically a shrine for George W. Bush and all his great achievements in his eight years as our commander in chief."
  
==Status==
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==Election results==
Defeated. <ref>[http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/11/04/politics/p235359S31.DTL&type=politics ''S.F. rejects prostitution, energy measures''], San Francisco Chronicle, November 5, 2008</ref>
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{{Short outcome
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| title = Proposition R
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| yes = 101,376
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| yespct = 30.25
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| no = 233,733
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| nopct = 69.75
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| image =
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| unresolved =
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| state = Local
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| percent = 50.0
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}}
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:''These final, certified, results are from the [http://www.sfgov2.org/index.aspx?page=1793 San Francisco elections office].''
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==

Revision as of 07:33, 20 December 2012

A Rename the Oceanside Sewage Treatment Plant the "George W. Bush Sewage Plant", Proposition R ballot question was on the November 4, 2008 ballot in San Francisco, where it was defeated.[1]

Proposition R attracted national attention, including articles in the New York Times and Washington Post.

More than 11,000 petition signatures were submitted to qualify the measure for the ballot.[2],[3]

If Proposition R had passed, it would have re-named the city's Oceanside Treatment Plant as the George W. Bush Sewage Plant. The group supporting the initiative called itself the Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco.

John Rinaldi, a co-sponsor of the petition who ran unsuccessfully for San Francisco mayor in 2007 using his nickname, "Chicken John", said the initiative would turn "every toilet in San Francisco into basically a shrine for George W. Bush and all his great achievements in his eight years as our commander in chief."

Election results

Proposition R
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No233,73369.75%
Yes 101,376 30.25%
These final, certified, results are from the San Francisco elections office.

External links

References