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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.
 
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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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>
 
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.
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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 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."
 
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."

Revision as of 06:53, 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.

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.[1],[2]

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.

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