San Francisco general election, November 2009

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The November 2009 San Francisco general elections were held on November 3, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The elections included those for San Francisco city attorney and treasurer, and five ballot measures.

City attorney[edit]

Two-term incumbent Dennis Herrera won reelection unopposed.

San Francisco City Attorney election, 2009
Candidate Votes Percentage
Dennis Herrera (incumbent) 78,414 96.84%
Write-in 2,555 3.16%
Valid votes 80,969 79.33%%
Invalid or blank votes 21,092 20.67%
Total votes 102,061 100.00%
Voter turnout 22.58%

Treasurer[edit]

One-term incumbent José Cisneros, who was initially appointed by Mayor Gavin Newsom in September 2004, won reelection unopposed.

San Francisco Treasurer election, 2009
Candidate Votes Percentage
José Cisneros (incumbent) 76,376 97.07%
Write-in 2,304 2.93%
Valid votes 78,680 77.09%
Invalid or blank votes 23,381 22.91%
Total votes 102,061 100.00%
Voter turnout 22.58%

Propositions[edit]

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

Proposition A[edit]

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Proposition A would change the budget cycle from a one-year system to a two-year system, require the City to adopt and prepare a five-year financial plan and long-range policies, and change deadlines for submitting and adopting labor agreements.

Proposition A
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 68,270 69.89
No 29,414 30.11
Valid votes 97,684 95.71
Invalid or blank votes 4,377 4.29
Total votes 102,061 100.00

Proposition B[edit]

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Proposition B would allow members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to hire more than two aides.

Proposition B
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 51,835 52.26
No 47,361 47.74
Valid votes 99,196 97.19
Invalid or blank votes 2,865 2.81
Total votes 102,061 100.00

Proposition C[edit]

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Proposition C would allow the City to enter into a new naming rights contract for Candlestick Park and devote half of the proceeds to City recreation center directors.

Proposition C
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 58,192 58.68
No 40,973 41.32
Valid votes 99,165 97.16
Invalid or blank votes 2,896 2.84
Total votes 102,061 100.00

Proposition D[edit]

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Proposition D would create a Mid-Market Special Sign District, permitting new general advertising signs with some restrictions.

Proposition D
Choice Votes  %
Referendum failed No 53,999 54.00
Yes 46,008 46.00
Valid votes 100,007 97.99
Invalid or blank votes 2,054 2.01
Total votes 102,061 100.00

Proposition E[edit]

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Proposition E would prohibit new general advertising signs on street furniture and City-owned buildings.

Proposition E
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 56,802 57.28
No 42,365 42.72
Valid votes 99,167 97.16
Invalid or blank votes 2,894 2.84
Total votes 102,061 100.00

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