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.

Ballot Questions (PDF)

*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

Bonds
Letter School or City and County Propositions Proponent(s) Proponent(s) Contact Information Proponent Argument Author(s)* Opponent Argument Author(s)*
           
Charter Amendments
Letter City and County Propositions Proponent(s) Proponent(s) Contact Information Proponent Argument Author(s)* Opponent Argument Author(s)*
           
Ordinances and Declarations of Policy
Letter City and County Propositions Proponent(s) Proponent(s) Contact Information Proponent Argument Author(s)* Opponent Argument Author(s)*
           

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 November 3, 2020 Consolidated General Election, local and district ballot measure list will become final after the submission deadline:

  • Initiative Measures – July 6, 2020
  • Local Measures – July 31, 2020
  • District Measures – August 7, 2020

 

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

Charter Amendment: City Approval of Housing

2/12/2020 2/27/2020 8/25/2020 London Breed
 
Jesse Mainardi
Mainardi Law
315 Montgomery St, 9th Fl, 94104
415-735-1649
Proof of Publication submitted, awaiting signatures

Declaration of Policy: Local Elected Officials on Political Party Committees

2/6/2020 2/20/2020 8/18/2020 Steven Buss Awaiting Proof of Publication

Initative Ordinance: Regulation of Navigation Centers

2/10/2020 2/25/2020 8/24/2020 Larry Marso
Richie Greenberg
 
Larry Marso
588 Sutter St, #725, 94102
Proof of Publication submitted, awaiting signatures

Initiative Ordinance: Additional Tax on Gross Receipts of Businesses for Affordable Rental Housing Program

3/5/2020 3/20/2020 9/16/2020
Winnie J. Porter
Brett Wilkins
Simone Manganelli
 
415-952-0972
Awaiting Proof of Publication

Initiative Ordinance: Use of Herbicides on City Property

3/16/2020 3/31/2020 9/27/2020 Anastasia Glikshtern
Matthew Steen
Awaiting Proof of Publication

Initiative Ordinance: Real Property Transfer Tax Rate Increase on Transfers of Properties for at Least $10 Million

N/A N/A N/A Four or More Members of the Board of Supervisors or Mayor
 
Supervisors Dean Preston, Hillary Ronen, Matt Haney, Gordon Mar, Shamann Walton
Submitted 6/12/2020

Initiative Ordinance: Tax on Businesses With Disproportionate Executive Pay

N/A N/A N/A

Four or More Members of the Board of Supervisors or Mayor

Supervisors Matt Haney, Hillary Ronen, Gordon Mar, Shamann Walton, Dean Preston

Submitted 6/16/2020

Initiative Ordinance: Business Tax Changes

N/A N/A N/A

Four or More Members of the Board of Supervisors or Mayor

Supervisors Norman Yee, Sandra Lee Fewer, Aaron Peskin, Gordon Mar

Submitted 6/16/2020

Initiative Ordinance: Business Tax Changes

N/A N/A N/A

Four or More Members of the Board of Supervisors or Mayor

Mayor London Breed

Submitted 6/16/2020

Initative Ordinance: Business Tax Changes

N/A N/A N/A Board of Supervisors Submitted 6/24/2020

Initiative Ordinance: Business Tax Changes

N/A N/A N/A Board of Supervisors Submitted 6/24/2020

Initiative Ordinance: Stock-Based Compensation Tax

N/A N/A N/A

Four or More Members of the Board of Supervisors or Mayor

Supervisors Gordon Mar, Hillary Ronen, Dean Preston, Aaron Peskin

Submitted 6/16/2020

Initiative Ordinance: Parcel Tax Repeal and Replace

N/A N/A N/A

Four or More Members of the Board of Supervisors or Mayor

Mayor London Breed

Submitted 6/16/2020

Initaitive Ordinance: Save Our Small Businesses Initiative

N/A N/A N/A

Four or More Members of the Board of Supervisors or Mayor

Mayor London Breed

Submitted 6/16/2020

Initiative Ordinance: Authorizing the Development of Up to 10,000 Affordable Rental Units in the City Under Article 34 of the California Constitution

N/A N/A N/A Board of Supervisors Submitted 6/24/2020

Initiative Ordinance: Public Health Emergency Leave

N/A N/A N/A Board of Supervisors Submitted 6/24/2020

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.
March 3, 2020, Calendar for Ballot MeasuresNovember 3, 2020, Calendar for Candidates