San Francisco general elections, November 2007

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The November 2007 San Francisco general elections were held on November 6, 2007 in San Francisco, California. The elections included those for San Francisco mayor, district attorney, and sheriff, and eleven San Francisco ballot measures.

Mayor[edit]

District attorney[edit]

One-term incumbent Kamala Harris won reelection for a second term.

San Francisco district attorney election, 2007
Candidate Votes Percentage
Kamala Harris (incumbent) 114,561 98.50%
Write-in 1,744 1.50%
Invalid or blank votes 33,160 22.19%
Total votes 149,465 100.00%
Voter turnout 35.62%

Sheriff[edit]

Seven-term incumbent Michael Hennessey won reelection.

San Francisco sheriff election, 2007
Candidate Votes Percentage
Michael Hennessey (incumbent) 95,948 73.69%
David Wong 34,031 26.14%
Write-in 221 0.17%
Invalid or blank votes 19,265 12.89%
Total votes 149,465 100.00%
Voter turnout 35.62%

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 give the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) more authority and funding while requiring the SFMTA to create a Climate Action Plan, and forbidding the increase the maximum number of parking spaces for new private development projects except with supermajority approval of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Proposition A
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 80,786 55.66%
No 64,346 44.34%
Invalid or blank votes 4,333 2.90%
Total votes 149,465 100.00%

Proposition B[edit]

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Proposition B would prohibit City-chartered board and committee members from serving as holdovers 60 days after their terms expire.

Proposition B
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 96,034 71.16%
No 38,915 28.84%
Invalid or blank votes 14,516 9.71%
Total votes 149,465 100.00%

Proposition C[edit]

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Proposition C would require all measures sponsored by the Mayor and Board of Supervisors to be submitted for a public hearing before the Board of Supervisors.

Proposition C
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 94,939 68.20%
No 44,258 31.80%
Invalid or blank votes 10,268 6.87%
Total votes 149,465 100.00%

Proposition D[edit]

Proposition D would renew the Library Preservation Fund and allow the Fund to be used to improve and maintain library facilities.

Proposition D
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 105,328 74.47%
No 36,102 25.53%
Invalid or blank votes 8,035 5.38%
Total votes 149,465 100.00%

Proposition E[edit]

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Proposition E would require the Mayor to appear before the Board of Supervisors monthly for formal policy discussions.

Proposition E
Choice Votes  %
Referendum failed No 74,253 51.41%
Yes 70,166 48.59%
Invalid or blank votes 5,046 3.38%
Total votes 149,465 100.00%

Proposition F[edit]

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Proposition F would allow the Board of Supervisors to permit airport police officers who served before December 27, 1997, to switch from the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) to the San Francisco Employee Retirement System.

Proposition F
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 69,637 51.60%
No 65,321 48.40%
Invalid or blank votes 14,507 9.71%
Total votes 149,465 100.00%

Proposition G[edit]

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Proposition G would establish the Golden Gate Park Stables Matching Fund for the purpose of renovating, repairing, and maintaining the horse stables at Golden Gate Park.

Proposition G
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 77,340 55.37%
No 62,331 44.63%
Invalid or blank votes 9,794 6.55%
Total votes 149,465 100.00%

Proposition H[edit]

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Proposition H would increase the number of parking spaces developers can build and ease restrictions on building new parking spaces for buildings.

Proposition H
Choice Votes  %
Referendum failed No 94,277 66.91%
Yes 46,632 33.09%
Invalid or blank votes 8,556 5.72%
Total votes 149,465 100.00%

Proposition I[edit]

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Proposition I would establish the Office for Small Business as a City department and require it to operate a Small Business Assistance Center to provide information to small businesses.

Proposition I
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 80,865 59.15%
No 55,855 40.85%
Invalid or blank votes 12,745 8.53%
Total votes 149,465 100.00%

Proposition J[edit]

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Proposition J would make it City policy to offer free Wi-Fi throughout San Francisco via contract with a private provider.

Proposition J
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 86,451 62.25%
No 52,428 37.75%
Invalid or blank votes 10,586 7.08%
Total votes 149,465 100.00%

Proposition K[edit]

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Proposition K would make it City policy that the City would not increase the amount of general advertising signs on street furniture and City-owned buildings.

Proposition K
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 86,250 61.85%
No 53,195 38.15%
Invalid or blank votes 10,020 6.70%
Total votes 149,465 100.00%

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