San Francisco general elections, February 2008

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The February 2008 San Francisco general elections were held on February 5, 2008 in San Francisco, California. The elections included the United States presidential primaries, seven California ballot propositions, and three San Francisco ballot measures.

Propositions[edit]

Note: "City" refers to the San Francisco municipal government.

Proposition A[edit]

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Proposition A would allow the City to issue bonds worth a total of $185 million to fund municipal park and recreation facilities and to raise property taxes to fund these bonds, permitting landlords to pass 50% of the increase to tenants. This proposition required a two-thirds majority to pass.

Proposition A
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 177,194 71.33%
No 71,232 28.67%
Required majority 66.67%
Invalid or blank votes 20,784 7.72%
Total votes 269,212 100.00%

Proposition B[edit]

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Proposition B would "allow certain retirement-eligible police officers to continue working for up to three additional years while accumulating their regular retirement benefits in tax-deferred retirement accounts."

Proposition B
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 158,883 64.72%
No 86,613 35.28%
Invalid or blank votes 23,713 8.81%
Total votes 269,212 100.00%

Proposition C[edit]

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Proposition C would make it City policy to transform Alcatraz Island into a Global Peace Center.

Proposition C
Choice Votes  %
Referendum failed No 177,301 71.91%
Yes 69,251 28.09%
Invalid or blank votes 22,868 8.49%
Total votes 269,212 100.00%

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