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The '''George Bush Sewage Plant Initiative''' was on the [[November 4, 2008 ballot measures in California|November 4, 2008]] citywide [[San Francisco County, California ballot measures|San Francisco ballot]] as '''Proposition R'''.   Proposition R was '''defeated''' with 30.13% of the vote.
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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>
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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.
 
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 fall ballot.<ref>[http://www.politickerca.com/jeffmitchell/1525/mission-accomplished-bush-sewer-plant-measure-qualifies-sf-ballot-november ''Mission accomplished: Bush sewer plant measure qualifies for SF ballot in November'', July 18, 2008]</ref>,<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/19/us/19brfs-002.html?ref=us ''New York Times'', "California: Name change on ballot", July 19, 2008]</ref>
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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."
  
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 is called the Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco.
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==Election results==
  
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."
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| title = Proposition R
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| no = 233,733
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| nopct = 69.75
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:''These final, certified, results are from the [http://www.sfgov2.org/index.aspx?page=1793 San Francisco elections office].''
  
==Status==
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==Ballot question==
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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==External links==
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{{Q box |
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  text = '''Proposition R:''' "Shall the City change the name of the Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant to the George W Bush Sewage Plant?"
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==Path to the ballot==
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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.
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More than 11,000 petition signatures were submitted to qualify the measure for the ballot.<ref>[http://www.politickerca.com/jeffmitchell/1525/mission-accomplished-bush-sewer-plant-measure-qualifies-sf-ballot-november ''Mission accomplished: Bush sewer plant measure qualifies for SF ballot in November'', July 18, 2008]</ref><ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/19/us/19brfs-002.html?ref=us ''New York Times'', "California: Name change on ballot," July 19, 2008]</ref>
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* [http://sfpl4.sfpl.org/pdf/main/gic/elections/November4_2008.pdf November 4, 2008 official San Francisco voter guide]
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* [http://www.sfusualsuspects.com/system/files/u14/Fall_Line_-_Maps_and_Analysis_from_Nov_2008.pdf David Latterman's analysis of the November 2008 San Francisco local ballot measures]
 
* [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,372303,00.html Movement to Rename Sewage Plant After Bush Gains Steam in San Francisco]
 
* [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,372303,00.html Movement to Rename Sewage Plant After Bush Gains Steam in San Francisco]
 
* [http://worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=68025 Sewage plant 'honor' doesn't deserve answer]
 
* [http://worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=68025 Sewage plant 'honor' doesn't deserve answer]
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Revision as of 07:07, 21 March 2014

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]

External links

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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