San Francisco Apparently Approves School Bond Measures
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Two bond measures to repair San Francisco’s schools and roads both appear to have been passed by voters in Tuesday’s election, according to complete unofficial election results.
Proposition A, which would issue up to $531 million in bonds for the city’s schools, passed with more than 70 percent of the vote, while Proposition B, which would issue $248 million to improve roads, got about 68 percent of the vote.
Prop A needed 55 percent of the vote to pass, while Prop B appears to have edged over the two-thirds requirement needed for approval.
San Francisco voters were not nearly as approving of other measures on the city’s ballot, including Proposition G, a proposed 0.5 percent increase in the sales tax, which was voted down by 54 percent of voters.
Voters were even less sympathetic to Proposition E, a measure put forward by Supervisor Scott Wiener that sought to give the Board of Supervisors and mayor the ability to amend or repeal voter-approved initiatives that the board or mayor had originally placed on the ballot.
Prop E received less than a third of the vote at 33.25 percent, according to the complete unofficial results.
Proposition F, which sought to tweak the city’s election law to redefine the term “campaign consultant,” require consultants to file monthly reports, among other changes, only got about 44 percent of the vote.
Voters were split on Proposition H, a non-binding measure that sought to encourage the San Francisco Unified School District to change its school assignment process to give the highest priority in the process to students who live closest to each school.
Less than 2,000 votes separated the supporters and opponents of the measure, which was passing with 50.74 percent of the vote as of Tuesday night.
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