Measures

The Department of Elections is happy to assist with your ballot measure submission needs.

 

For information about state ballot measures, visit the website of the California Secretary of State.

Qualified Local and District Measures

The Director of Elections determines the title and letter designation of each measure. The title of each measure is subject to change prior to letter designation. If the Department of Elections receives more than one proposed proponent or opponent argument for a measure, the Department will select one proponent and one opponent argument according to priority levels and, if necessary, by lottery. If an argument designated by motion of the Board is not submitted, the Department will select according to the next priority level.

The Department requests permission from each measure’s proponent to make contact information available to the public. If there is no contact information for a particular measure on this page, the proponent has not authorized the Department to release this information.

*Persons who are entitled to submit the proponent or opponent argument for a particular measure may assign the right to submit the argument to another person or persons, provided that the assignee is eligible to submit an argument

June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election Ballot Questions (PDF)

Bonds
Letter City and County Propositions Proponent(s) Proponent(s) Contact Information Proponent Argument Author(s)* Opponent Argument Author(s)*
A

MUNI Reliability and Street Safety Bond

Board of Supervisors nabil@kmm-strategies.com 

Mayor London Breed

Larry Marso
transitbond.com
info@transitbond.com
(415) 230-2390

Charter Amendments
Letter City and County Propositions Proponent(s) Proponent(s) Contact Information Proponent Argument Author(s)* Opponent Argument Author(s)*
B

Building Inspection Commission

Board of Supervisors Malia Aiavao
(415) 615-0322
MaliaA@bmwl.net

Supervisor Myrna Melgar

No Official Opponent Argument Submitted

  • No Paid Arguments Against Submitted
C

Recall Timelines and Vacancy Process

Board of Supervisors  

Supervisor Aaron Peskin

Coalition to Grow San Francisco - Grow SF

Ordinances and Declarations of Policy
Letter City and County Propositions Proponent(s) Proponent(s) Contact Information Proponent Argument Author(s)* Opponent Argument Author(s)*
D

Victims and Witness Rights

Catherine Stefani
Ahsha Safai
Matt Haney
Rafael Mandelman

Malia Aiavao
(415) 615-0322
MaliaA@bmwl.net

Supervisor Catherine Stefani

David Pilpel

E

Behested Payments

Aaron Peskin
Dean Preston
Connie Chan
Gordon Mar
Shamann Walton

Tim Hester
timhestersf@gmail.com 
415.355.4507

Supervisor Aaron Peskin

Catherine Stefani

F

Refuse Collection and Disposal

Board of Supervisors Tim Hester
timhestersf@gmail.com 
415.355.4507

Supervisor Aaron Peskin

David Pilpel

G

Public Health Emergency Leave

Board of Supervisors  

Supervisor Gordon Mar

No  Official Opponent Argument Submitted

Recall
Letter City and County Propositions Proponent(s) Proponent(s) Contact Information / Paid Arguments Elected Official Statement / Paid Arguments
H

District Attorney

Mary Jung
393 7th Avenue, Suite 301
San Francisco, CA 94118

No Elected Official Statement Submitted

Potential Local and District Ballot Measures

Potential measures are posted upon submission to the Department of Elections. There may be other potential measures under consideration by the Board of Supervisors, the Mayor, or another agency that are not included on this page.

When a potential ballot measure is submitted to the Department of Elections, the Department requests permission from the measure’s proponent to make contact information available to the public. If there is no contact information for a particular measure on this page, the proponent has not authorized the Department to release this information.

For the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election, local and district ballot measure list will become final after the submission deadline:

  • Initiative Measures – February 7, 2022
  • Local Measures – March 4, 2022
  • District Measures – March 11, 2022

City Attorney Memorandum: Consolidation of a Special Municipal Election with a Gubernatorial Recall Election (PDF)

Draft Title of Proposed Measure Submitted for Title & Summary Title & Summary Issued Submission Deadline Proponent(s) & Contact Information Status

Initiative: Use of Herbicides on City Property

11/17/2021 12/1/2021 05/30/2022 Anastasia Glikshtern
Matthew Steen
Initiative in circulation. Awaiting signatures.

Initiative Ordinance: Tax on Keeping Residential Units Vacant

02/07/2022 2/18/2022 8/17/2022

Maya Chupkov

Shanti Singh

Initiative in circulation. Awaiting signatures.

Initiative Charter Amendment: City Approval of Affordable Housing

3/3/2022 3/15/2022 9/12/2022 Kion Sawney Initiative in circulation. Awaiting signatures.

Initiative Ordinance: Gross Receipts Taxes for Guaranteed Income Programs and Small Business Assistance

4/28/2022 5/13/2022 11/9/2022

John Elberling

Kaylah Williams

Initiative in circulation. Awaiting signatures.

Initiative Ordinance: San Francisco Workforce Education and Reinvestment in Community Success Act

5/12/2022 TBD TBD Mary Bravewoman Awaiting City Attorney Title and Summary.

Calendar for Ballot Measures


Ballot measure submission deadlines and related schedules are set by law and cannot be extended under any circumstance. To learn more about what activities must occur during specified periods, consult the calendar below. Use the drop-down menu to filter the list for ballot measure activities.
June 7, 2022, Calendar for Ballot MeasuresNovember 8, 2022, Calendar for Ballot Measures

Resources for Ballot Measures


The San Francisco Department of Elections has prepared a guide that summarizes the requirements and procedures for qualifying Charter Amendments, Ordinances, and Declarations of Policy for the ballot through the initiative process. This guide is intended to answer common questions about the initiative process and is not intended to be all-inclusive. This guide does not have the force and effect of law, regulation, or rule, and interested parties should not rely on this guide as a substitution for consulting an attorney. This guide applies only to initiative Charter Amendments, Ordinances, and Declarations of Policy for the City and County of San Francisco.    June 6, 2022 - Guide to Qualifying San Francisco Initiative Measures (PDF)

Other Resources