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SF Voters Approve Transportation Measure To Rebuild Streets, Sidewalks

Two out of three transportation measures on Tuesday’s ballot in San Francisco appear to have been approved, according to complete unofficial election results.



Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Raises Ballot Measure Questions

The narrow ruling said private citizens couldn’t defend the state’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage known as Proposition 8, even after government officials refused to do so. That legal technicality has left many wondering about future hot-button ballot measures passed by voters but undone in court when politicians refuse to fight for them.


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Another Mistake Made On Ballot Measure By South Bay Water Officials

For the second time in as many weeks, Santa Clara County water officials have made a mistake in wording on a proposed ballot measure.


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Californias’ Support Of Initiative Process Slips

A new California Field Poll shows that while ballot propositions are declining in popularity, most voters still don’t want to turn their initiative power over to politicians.


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San Francisco Muni May Need Financial Bailout

The transit agency needs an additional $50 million a year in permanent income, money that can’t come from fare increases.


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Local Tax Measures Flood Bay Area Ballots

In the Bay Area, there are 43 local tax measures, 35 school bond or tax measures and four calls to increase vehicle registration fess.


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Pension Reform, Sit-Lie Among 15 San Francisco Ballot Measures

Ballot measures San Franciscans will consider next month could affect city employee health care and pension contributions, public transit operator pay, hotel and real estate taxes, and the ability of police to crack down on confrontational street denizens.

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Two San Jose Ballot Measures Would Reduce Worker Benefits

There are two measures in San Jose aimed at reducing worker benefits. Both measures require voter approval for a change in the city charter.