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

November 8, 2022 Consolidated General Election Local Ballot Measure Questions (PDF)

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

Retiree Supplemental Cost of Living Adjustment; Retirement Board Contract with Executive Director

This measure requires 50%+1 affirmative votes to pass

  • Board of Supervisors
  Supervisor Ahsha Safai No Official Argument Submitted
  • No Paid Arguments
B

Public Works Department and Commission, Sanitation and Streets Department and Commission

This measure requires 50%+1 affirmative votes to pass

  • Board of Supervisors
Ben Gurewitz, Campaign Manager 
ben@oversightdoneright.com 
415-886-7702
Supervisor Aaron Peskin Matt Haney
Rachel Ryan
raquelbradley@gmail.com
415.613.6924

 

C

Homelessness Oversight Commission

This measure requires 50%+1 affirmative votes to pass

  • Board of Supervisors
info@homelessnessaccountabilitynow.com
415-371-9504
Supervisor Ahsha Safai No Official Argument Submitted
D

Affordable Housing – Initiative Petition

This measure requires 50%+1 affirmative votes to pass

  • Kion Sawney
contact@affordablehomesnow.org
www.AffordableHomesNow.org
Habitat for Humanity Greater SF Race & Equity in All Planning Coalition
E

Affordable Housing – Board of Supervisors

This measure requires 50%+1 affirmative votes to pass

  • Board of Supervisors
  Supervisor Connie Chan GrowSF
F

Library Preservation Fund

This measure requires 50%+1 affirmative votes to pass

  • Board of Supervisors
Camryn McNab, camrynm@bmwl.net
Reese Isbell, reese.isbell@gmail.com
Mayor London Breed No Official Argument Submitted
  • No Paid Arguments
G

Student Success Fund – Grants to the San Francisco Unified School District

This measure requires 50%+1 affirmative votes to pass

    • Board of Supervisors
      Supervisor Hillary Ronen No Official Argument Submitted
    H

    City Elections in Even-Numbered Years

    This measure requires 50%+1 affirmative votes to pass

    • Board of Supervisors
      California Common Cause Richie Greenberg
    press@richiegreenberg.org
    www.noproph.com
    Ordinances and Declarations of Policy
    Letter City and County Propositions Proponent(s) Proponent(s) Contact Information Proponent Argument Author(s)* Opponent Argument Author(s)*
    I

    Vehicles on JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park and the Great Highway

    This measure requires 50%+1 affirmative votes to pass

    • Richard Corriea
    • Howard Chabner
    Camryn McNab, camrynm@bmwl.net
    Danny Baldocchi, danielb@bmwl.net
    Howard Chabner Hilary Ronen
    J

    Recreational Use of JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park

    This measure requires 50%+1 affirmative votes to pass

    • Supervisors Rafael Mandelman, Myrna Melgar, Matt Dorsey and Hillary Ronen
    hello@safeparksforall.com
    https://SafeParksforAll.com
    Kid Safe SF Howard Chabner
    K Measure K was removed from the ballot by order of the San Francisco Superior Court (PDF) N/A N/A N/A N/A
    L

    Sales Tax for Transportation Projects

    This measure requires 66 2/3% affirmative votes to pass

    • Board of Supervisors
      Supervisor Rafael Mandelman Larry Marso
    George Wooding

    415-271-1781
    https://slowtaxes.com/
    info@slowtaxes.com
    M

    Tax on Keeping Residential Units Vacant

    This measure requires 50%+1 affirmative votes to pass

    • Maya Chupkov
    • Shanti Singh
      San Francisco Democratic Party San Francisco Apartment Association
    N

    Golden Gate Park Underground Parking Facility; Golden Gate Park Concourse Authority

    This measure requires 50%+1 affirmative votes to pass

      • Mayor London Breed
        Mayor London Breed No Official Argument Submitted
      • No Paid Arguments
      O

      Additional Parcel Tax for City College

      This measure requires 50%+1 affirmative votes to pass

      • Mary Bravewoman
        American Federation of Teachers 2121 San Francisco Apartment Association

      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 8, 2022 Consolidated General Election, local and district ballot measure list will become final after the submission deadline:

      • Initiative Measures – July 11, 2022
      • Local Measures – August 5, 2022
      • District Measures – August 12, 2022
      Draft Title of Proposed Measure Submitted for Title & Summary Title & Summary Issued Submission Deadline Proponent(s) & Contact Information Status

       

                 

        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.
        November 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.   November 8, 2022 - Guide to Qualifying San Francisco Initiative Measures (PDF)

        Other Resources