San Francisco general election, November 2005

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The November 2005 San Francisco general elections were held on November 8, 2005, in San Francisco, California. The elections included eight California ballot propositions as part of a special election, those for San Francisco assessor-recorder, city attorney, and treasurer, and nine San Francisco ballot measures.

Assessor-recorder[edit]

Incumbent Phil Ting, appointed in July 2005 by mayor Gavin Newsom, won reelection against supervisor Gerardo Sandoval and former chief deputy assessor-recorder Ronald Chun.

San Francisco assessor-recorder election, 2005
Candidate Votes Percentage
Phil Ting (incumbent) 92,729 47.43%
Gerardo Sandoval 70,686 36.16%
Ronald Chun 32,068 16.40%
Anthony Faber (write-in) 18 0.01%
Valid votes 195,501 85.11%
Invalid or blank votes 34,213 14.89%
Total votes 229,714 100.00%
Voter turnout 53.61%
Ranked choice voting — Pass 1
Phil Ting (incumbent) 94,062 47.21%
Gerardo Sandoval 71,850 36.06%
Ronald Chun (eliminated) 33,294 16.71%
Anthony Faber (write-in, eliminated) 18 0.01%
Eligible votes 199,244 88.41%
Exhausted votes 26,146 11.59%
Total votes 225,370 100.00%
Ranked choice voting — Pass 2
Phil Ting (incumbent) 110,053 58.13%
Gerardo Sandoval 79,261 41.87%
Eligible votes 189,314 84.00%
Exhausted votes 36,056 16.00%
Total votes 225,370 100.00%

City attorney[edit]

One-term incumbent Dennis Herrera won reelection unopposed.

San Francisco city attorney election, 2005
Candidate Votes Percentage
Dennis Herrera (incumbent) 182,034 98.07%
Write-in 3,573 1.93%
Valid votes 185,607 80.80%
Invalid or blank votes 44,107 19.20%
Total votes 229,714 100.00%
Voter turnout 53.61%

Treasurer[edit]

Incumbent José Cisneros, appointed by mayor Gavin Newsom in September 2004, won reelection.

San Francisco treasurer election, 2005
Candidate Votes Percentage
José Cisneros (incumbent) 107,632 61.32%
Calvin Louie 43,020 24.53%
Isaac Wang 16,054 9.15%
Manuel B. Valle 8,692 4.96%
Valid votes 175,398 76.35%
Invalid or blank votes 54,316 23.65%
Total votes 229,714 100.00%
Voter turnout 53.61%

Propositions[edit]

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

Proposition A[edit]

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Proposition A would allow City College of San Francisco to issue $246.3 million in bonds to finance expansion, improvements, and maintenance. This proposition required a majority of 55% to pass.

Proposition A
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 134,999 63.88%
No 76,320 36.12%
Required majority 55.00%
Valid votes 211,319 91.99%
Invalid or blank votes 18,395 8.01%
Total votes 229,714 100.00%

Proposition B[edit]

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Proposition B would allow the City to issue $208 million in bonds to finance street and sidewalk improvements. This proposition required a two-thirds majority to pass.

Proposition B
Choice Votes  %
Referendum failed No 91,952 43.57%
Yes 119,095 56.43%
Required majority 66.67%
Valid votes 211,047 91.87%
Invalid or blank votes 18,667 8.13%
Total votes 229,714 100.00%

Proposition C[edit]

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Proposition C would change the budget process for the Ethics Commission and allow it to hire outside counsel if the City Attorney is the subject of an investigation or audit.

Proposition C
Choice Votes  %
Referendum failed No 120,968 59.70%
Yes 81,672 40.30%
Valid votes 202,640 88.21%
Invalid or blank votes 27,074 11.79%
Total votes 229,714 100.00%

Proposition D[edit]

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Proposition D would change the composition of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board by allowing the Mayor to appoint four members and the President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to appoint three.

Proposition D
Choice Votes  %
Referendum failed No 129,801 64.45%
Yes 71,585 35.55%
Valid votes 201,386 87.67%
Invalid or blank votes 28,328 12.33%
Total votes 229,714 100.00%

Proposition E[edit]

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Proposition E would change the election of the Assessor-Recorder and Public Defender from the statewide primary in June to the following November general election.

Proposition E
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 138,765 70.17%
No 58,998 29.83%
Valid votes 197,793 86.09%
Invalid or blank votes 31,951 13.91%
Total votes 229,714 100.00%

Proposition F[edit]

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Proposition F would maintain and operate all 42 firehouses and certain emergency vehicles and equipment at levels used on January 1, 2004.

Proposition F
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 119,581 57.59%
No 88,062 42.41%
Valid votes 207,643 90.39%
Invalid or blank votes 22,071 9.61%
Total votes 229,714 100.00%

Proposition G[edit]

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Proposition G would allow the underground parking garage at Golden Gate Park to have an entrance-exit inside the park and limit the number of automobile traffic lanes inside the park.

Proposition G
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 138,069 67.70%
No 65,862 32.30%
Valid votes 203,931 88.78%
Invalid or blank votes 25,783 11.22%
Total votes 229,714 100.00%

Proposition H[edit]

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Proposition H would ban the manufacture, distribution, sale, and transfer of firearms and ammunition in the City, and the possession of handguns by City residents in the City.

Proposition H
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 123,033 57.79%
No 89,856 42.21%
Valid votes 212,889 92.68%
Invalid or blank votes 16,825 7.32%
Total votes 229,714 100.00%

Proposition I[edit]

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Proposition I would make it City policy to oppose military recruiting in schools and to consider scholarships supporting alternatives to military service.

Proposition I
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 125,581 59.15%
No 86,723 40.85%
Valid votes 212,304 92.42%
Invalid or blank votes 17,410 7.58%
Total votes 229,714 100.00%

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