Ballot Simplification Committee - November 2016

The Ballot Simplification Committee prepares a fair and impartial summary of each local ballot measure in simple language. These summaries, or “digests,” are prepared at public meetings and are printed in San Francisco’s Voter Information Pamphlet, which is mailed to every registered voter before the election. 

 Upcoming election:   Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Consolidated General Election
 Meetings begin:   Monday, July 25, 2016
 Completion deadline:   Monday, August 15, 2016

Agendas will be posted at least 72 hours prior to the meeting, as mandated by the Sunshine Ordinance. Other meeting materials will be made available as early as possible. Please check for updates. More information about the Ballot Simplification Committee (PDF), or watch SFGTV's video production about the Committee (YouTube). 

For any correspondence with the Ballot Simplification Committee members, please contact:

Barbara Carr
Telephone:     (415) 554-4375

Agenda and meeting notices:

Notice of Meeting Cancellation-August 12 (PDF)
Notice of Meeting Time Change-August 12 (PDF)

BSC Meeting Agenda, August 8-12, 2016 (PDF) Go to measures
Revised BSC Meeting Agenda, August 1-5, 2016 (PDF) Go to measures
Revised BSC Meeting Agenda, July 25-29, 2016 (PDF)

Youth Voting in Local Elections

Vacancy Appointments

Non-Citizen Voting in School Board Elections

Office Development in Candlestick Point and Hunters Point

Competitive Bidding for Affordable Housing Projects on City-Owned Property

Affordable Housing Requirements for Market-Rate Development Projects

Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages 

Funding for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities

Neighborhood Crime Unit

Restricting Gifts and Campaign Contributions from Lobbyists​


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Funding for Homelessness and Transportation

Real Estate Transfer Tax

Loans to Finance Acquisition and Rehabilitation of Affordable Housing

Prohibiting Tents on Public Sidewalks

City College Parcel Tax

School Bonds

MTA Appointments and Budget


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Housing and Development Commission

Public Advocate

Police Oversight

General Sales Tax

Allocation of Hotel Tax Funds

Requirements for Changing the Use of Certain Properties​

Responsibility for the Maintenance of Street Trees

Prohibiting Elected Officials from Controlling General Purpose Committees (withdrawn)

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