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The '''George Bush Sewage Plant Initiative''' will appear on the November 4, 2008 citywide San Francisco ballot as '''Proposition R'''. 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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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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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>
  
 
If it passes, it will re-name 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.
 
If it passes, it will re-name 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.

Revision as of 05:52, 14 November 2008

The George Bush Sewage Plant Initiative was on the November 4, 2008 citywide San Francisco ballot as Proposition R. Proposition R was defeated with 30.13% of the vote.

More than 11,000 petition signatures were submitted to qualify the measure for the fall ballot.[1],[2]

If it passes, it will re-name 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.

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

Defeated. [3]

External links

References

  1. Mission accomplished: Bush sewer plant measure qualifies for SF ballot in November, July 18, 2008
  2. New York Times, "California: Name change on ballot", July 19, 2008
  3. S.F. rejects prostitution, energy measures, San Francisco Chronicle, November 5, 2008