San Francisco general election, March 2004

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The March 2004 San Francisco general elections were held on March 2, 2004 in San Francisco, California. The elections included seats to various political parties' county central committees and ten seven ballot measures.

Propositions[edit]

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

Proposition A[edit]

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Proposition A would allow City employees who receive cash payments for unused vacation time and sick leave to defer the payment and any federal and state taxes associated with said payment.

Proposition A
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 107,690 62.38%
No 64,943 37.62%
Valid votes 172,633 90.47%
Invalid or blank votes 18,195 9.53%
Total votes 190,828 100.00%

Proposition B[edit]

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Proposition B would contract out retirement benefits of district attorneys, public defenders, and public defender investigators to the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS) if there is no additional cost to the City.

Proposition B
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 114,209 67.73%
No 54,418 32.27%
Valid votes 168,627 88.37%
Invalid or blank votes 22,201 11.63%
Total votes 190,828 100.00%

Proposition C[edit]

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Proposition C would reduce the number of required uniform officers by the number of Police Department positions currently staffed by uniformed officers that would be replaced by civilian staff.

Proposition C
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 105,005 61.85%
No 64,773 38.15%
Valid votes 169,778 88.97%
Invalid or blank votes 21,050 11.03%
Total votes 190,828 100.00%

Proposition D[edit]

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Proposition D would allow domestic partners to register in the City and have the City Employees' Retirement System to treat domestic partners as spouses.

Proposition D
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 113,646 65.07%
No 60,999 34.93%
Valid votes 174,645 91.52%
Invalid or blank votes 16,183 8.48%
Total votes 190,828 100.00%

Proposition E[edit]

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Proposition E would have the San Francisco Board of Supervisors respond to any federal or state requests potentially involving private information on citizens instead of individual officials and departments.

Proposition E
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 87,704 52.22%
No 80,236 47.78%
Valid votes 167,940 88.01%
Invalid or blank votes 22,888 11.99%
Total votes 190,828 100.00%

Proposition F[edit]

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Proposition F would apply labor negotiation rules regarding police officers and fire departments on labor negotiations regarding deputy sheriffs.

Proposition F
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 103,327 63.16%
No 60,267 36.84%
Valid votes 163,594 85.73%
Invalid or blank votes 27,234 14.27%
Total votes 190,828 100.00%

Proposition G[edit]

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Proposition G would allow the Mayor and Board of Supervisors to decide to provide supplemental pay over 180 days to City employees called for military service.

Proposition G
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 99,726 58.90%
No 69,589 41.10%
Valid votes 169,315 88.73%
Invalid or blank votes 21,513 11.27%
Total votes 190,828 100.00%

Proposition H[edit]

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Proposition H would create a Public Education Fund to increase City spending on public education over the next eleven years.

Proposition H
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 123,103 70.77%
No 50,837 29.23%
Valid votes 173,940 91.15%
Invalid or blank votes 16,888 8.85%
Total votes 190,828 100.00%

Proposition I[edit]

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Proposition I would require Muni to replace all diesel buses purchased before 1991 and require new buses to meet anti-pollution standards that apply to other City vehicles.

Proposition I
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 118,074 67.49%
No 56,864 32.51%
Valid votes 174,938 91.67%
Invalid or blank votes 15,890 8.32%
Total votes 190,828 100.00%

Proposition J[edit]

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Proposition J would allow developers building in downtown or along the central waterfront to be subject to less restrictions regarding height and density provided they build and sell more below-market rate housing.

Proposition J
Choice Votes  %
Referendum failed No 121,352 69.99%
Yes 52,028 30.01%
Valid votes 173,380 90.86%
Invalid or blank votes 17,448 9.14%
Total votes 190,828 100.00%

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