Prop 16: California's Chance To Reaffirm Affirmative ActionIn November, California voters will go to the polls to vote on Proposition 16, a measure that would lift the state’s ban on considering race, gender or ethnicity in admission and hiring decisions at colleges and universities.
SF Supes Approve Ban On City Profiting From Jail Inmate Phone Calls, ServicesSan Francisco Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a measure permanently banning the city from profiting off jail inmates and their families via services such as phone calls and commissary items.
Supporters Of Prop 6 Gas Tax Repeal Complain Ballot Measure Description Is UnfairThe backers of Proposition 6 say the state's official description of the ballot measure is unfair because it should at least mention something about a gas tax repeal.
SF Measure To End Homelessness Gets Enough Signatures For November BallotA campaign seeking solutions to San Francisco’s homelessness problem collected more than twice the number of signatures needed to place a measure on the November ballot.
SF Voters Reject Measures That Would Have Curbed Mayor Lee's PowerSan Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is celebrating voters’ rejection of a package of measures that would have shifted power away from his office.
Measures J & K Could Force San Francisco Shoppers To Spend MoreA pair of new measures could force San Francisco shoppers to spend more money.
Alameda County Places $580M Affordable Housing Bond Measure On BallotThe Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to place an affordable housing bond measure on the ballot in November.
Anti-Gay 'Sodomite Suppression Act' Not Heading For CA Ballots After Judge Rules Murderous Proposal UnconstitutionalA Superior Court judge has ruled the "Sodomite Suppression Act" proposed ballot initiative that called for the murder of gays is unconstitutional, effectively preventing the hate-filled bill from going before California voters.
2 East Bay Fire Stations Closing After Voters Turn Down Measure To Save ThemA Contra Costa County fire protection district is preparing to close two stations and make service cuts following the failure of a measure that would have raised more than $4 million a year for the next five years, officials said Tuesday.
San Jose’s Mayor Considers Investigation Of Police Officer Union Leader Over Alleged CommentsSan Jose Mayor Chuck Reed has asked that the city council appoint a special investigator as well as a U.S. attorney to look into the alleged comments made by the head of the police officers’ union to a police academy class during their orientation.
Netflix Development Plan On Ballot For Santa Clara County ElectionMeasures on Tuesday’s ballot in certain parts of Santa Clara County are mostly about new taxes for schools or libraries, but voters in Los Gatos will mull a development plan by the online media company Netflix.
San Pablo Hospital That Serves Thousands Likely To Close After Parcel Tax FailsA hospital that serves tens of thousands of people every year in the East Bay will likely close.
Plan To Kill California High-Speed Rail Project Clears 1st Hurdle To Landing On BallotSecretary of State Debra Bowen announced Tuesday that backers of a plan to end the California high-speed rail project had the green light to begin collecting signatures in an effort to get an initiative on the ballot.
Proposed Ballot Measure Could Subject Doctors To Random Drug, Alcohol TestingA proposed state ballot measure would require doctors to be randomly subjected to drug and alcohol testing.
SF Waterfront Development Opponents Work To Overturn Board's ApprovalA coalition of neighborhood groups and environmentalists announced Thursday that they have gathered more than 31,000 signatures to get a referendum on the ballot to limit the height of a condo development along San Francisco's waterfront.