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{{TOCnestright}}A '''San Francisco Creation of a Historic Preservation Commission, Proposition J''' 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 '''approved.'''
The '''San Francisco Creating a Historic Preservation Commission Act''', or '''Proposition J''', was on the [[California 2008 local ballot measures|November 4, 2008 ballot]] in [[San Francisco City and County, California ballot measures|San Francisco]] for voters in the City of San Francisco.
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Proposition J was '''approved''' with 55.64% of the vote.
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Proposition J, a charter amendment, created an Historic Preservation Commission (HPC). The HPC:
  
==Text of measure==
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* Consists of seven members, nominated by the Mayor and approved by a majority of the Board of Supervisors.
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* Six of the seven members are required to have specific professional qualifications related to architecture and historic preservation.
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* Four members were to serve an initial term of four years and three members were to serve an initial term of two years. After these initial terms, all members serve four-year terms.
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* Members of the HPC could only be removed for cause.
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* The HPC does not have its own department head, staff or budget authority, but relies on Planning Department staff and budgeting.
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* The HPC took over the duties of the Landmarks Board and some functions that had hitherto been performed by the Planning Commission and the Planning Department.
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* The HPC has the authority to (a) make recommendations directly to the Board of Supervisors about designation of landmarks, historic buildings, historic districts, and conservation districts; (b) approve permits or certificates for demolition of or alteration to designated landmarks and historic buildings, as well as buildings in historic districts and conservation districts; and (c) make recommendations about proposed ordinances and resolutions concerning historic preservation.
  
The language on the ballot said:
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==Election results==
:Shall the City establish a seven-member Historic Preservation Commission and give it authority over historic preservation-related decisions in the City?  
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[[File:San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission.PNG|400px|thumb]]
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{{Short outcome
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| title = Proposition J
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| yes = 183,372
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| yespct = 55.64
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| no = 146,194
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| nopct = 44.36
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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==
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==Ballot question==
  
* [http://www.sfgov.org/site/uploadedfiles/elections/candidates/QualifiedLocalBallotMeasuresWithTitlesAsOf81508_3.pdf List of all measures on the November 4 San Francisco ballot]
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* [http://www.sfgov.org/site/elections_page.asp?id=70720 Election results]
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  text = '''Proposition J:''' "Shall the City establish a seven-member Historic Preservation Commission and give it authority over historic preservation-related decisions in the City?"
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==Path to the ballot==
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Proposition J was referred to the ballot on July 29, 2008 by an 11-0 vote of the [[San Francisco Board of Supervisors]].
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==External links==
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{{submit a link}}
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* [http://sfpl4.sfpl.org/pdf/main/gic/elections/November4_2008.pdf November 4, 2008 official San Francisco voter guide]
 
* [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.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]
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* [http://www.sf-planning.org/index.aspx?page=1892 Website of the Historic Preservation Commission]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 09:25, 20 December 2012

A San Francisco Creation of a Historic Preservation Commission, Proposition J ballot question was on the November 4, 2008 ballot in San Francisco, where it was approved.

Proposition J, a charter amendment, created an Historic Preservation Commission (HPC). The HPC:

  • Consists of seven members, nominated by the Mayor and approved by a majority of the Board of Supervisors.
  • Six of the seven members are required to have specific professional qualifications related to architecture and historic preservation.
  • Four members were to serve an initial term of four years and three members were to serve an initial term of two years. After these initial terms, all members serve four-year terms.
  • Members of the HPC could only be removed for cause.
  • The HPC does not have its own department head, staff or budget authority, but relies on Planning Department staff and budgeting.
  • The HPC took over the duties of the Landmarks Board and some functions that had hitherto been performed by the Planning Commission and the Planning Department.
  • The HPC has the authority to (a) make recommendations directly to the Board of Supervisors about designation of landmarks, historic buildings, historic districts, and conservation districts; (b) approve permits or certificates for demolition of or alteration to designated landmarks and historic buildings, as well as buildings in historic districts and conservation districts; and (c) make recommendations about proposed ordinances and resolutions concerning historic preservation.

Election results

San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission.PNG
Proposition J
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 183,372 55.64%
No146,19444.36%
These final, certified, results are from the San Francisco elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Proposition J: "Shall the City establish a seven-member Historic Preservation Commission and give it authority over historic preservation-related decisions in the City?"[1]

Path to the ballot

Proposition J was referred to the ballot on July 29, 2008 by an 11-0 vote of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

External links

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