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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>
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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 City and 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>
  
 
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.
 
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.

Revision as of 19:05, 2 January 2013

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]

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.

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

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.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Proposition R: "Shall the City change the name of the Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant to the George W Bush Sewage Plant?"[2]

Path to the ballot

Proposition R 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.

More than 11,000 petition signatures were submitted to qualify the measure for the ballot.[3],[4]

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References

  1. S.F. rejects prostitution, energy measures, San Francisco Chronicle, November 5, 2008
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Mission accomplished: Bush sewer plant measure qualifies for SF ballot in November, July 18, 2008
  4. New York Times, "California: Name change on ballot", July 19, 2008