Ballot Simplification Committee - November 2015

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:      November 3, 2015, Consolidated Municipal Election
 Meetings begin:      Monday, July 27, 2015
 Completion deadline:      Monday, August 10, 2015

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 for any of the Ballot Simplification Committee members, please contact:

Barbara Carr     Telephone:  (415) 554-4375     Email:  publications@sfgov.org

 

Agendas and meeting notices:

  Ballot Simplification Committee Meeting Agenda, August 3-10, 2015 (PDF). Notice of Meeting Cancellation for July 28 (PDF).
  Ballot Simplification Committee Meeting Agenda, July 27-31 (PDF).
   Notice of Ballot Simplification Committee Meetings (PDF).

 

Please scroll down for a list of measures to be discussed at the Ballot Simplification Committee meetings and related documents. 

The Propositions are listed with the working titles at the time of Ballot Simplification Committee review.

A - Affordable Housing Bond
Affordable Housing Bond - Final digest (PDF)

Affordable Housing Bond - Request for Reconsideration from Libertarian Party-additional comments (PDF) Affordable Housing Bond - Request for Reconsideration from A. Freedman, Libertarian Party (PDF) Affordable Housing Bond - Approved digest (PDF) Affordable Housing Bond - Suggestions from Mayor's Office (PDF) Affordable Housing Bond - Draft digest (PDF)
Affordable Housing Bond - Legal text (PDF)
Affordable Housing Bond - Legislative digest (PDF)

B - Paid Parental Leave for City Employees
Paid Parental Leave for City Employees - Final digest (PDF)

Paid Parental Leave for City Employees - Suggestions from Supervisor Tang (PDF) Paid Parental Leave for City Employees - Draft digest (PDF)
Paid Parental Leave for City Employees - Legal text (PDF)
Paid Parental Leave for City Employees - Legislative digest (PDF)

C - Expenditure Lobbyists
Expenditure Lobbyists - Final digest (PDF)

Expenditure Lobbyists - Approved digest (PDF) Expenditure Lobbyists - Draft digest (PDF)
Expenditure Lobbyists - Legal text (PDF)
Expenditure Lobbyists - Legislative digest (PDF)

D - Mission Rock
Mission Rock - Final digest (PDF) Mission Rock - Suggestions related to Request for Reconsideration-R. Johansen, T. Willis, Rechmcho, Johansen & Purcell (PDF)
Mission Rock - Request for reconsideration - Port (PDF)
Mission Rock - Approved digest (PDF)
Mission Rock - Suggestions from R. Johansen, T. Willis (PDF) Mission Rock - Suggestions from J. Golinger (PDF) Mission Rock - Draft digest (PDF)
Mission Rock - Legal text (PDF)
Mission Rock - Title and summary (PDF)
Mission Rock - Departmental analysis - Planning (PDF) Mission Rock - Departmental analysis - Port (PDF)

E - Requirements for Public Meetings of Local Policy Bodies
Requirements for Public Meetings of Local Policy Bodies - Final digest (PDF)

Requirements for Public Meetings of Local Policy Bodies - Request for Reconsideration from L. Hepner (PDF) Requirements for Public Meetings of Local Policy Bodies - Approved digest (PDF) Requirements for Public Meetings of Local Policy Bodies - Draft digest (PDF)
Requirements for Public Meetings of Local Policy Bodies - Legal text (PDF)
Requirements for Public Meetings of Local Policy Bodies - Title and summary (PDF)
Requirements for Public Meetings of Local Policy Bodies - Departmental analysis - Technology (PDF)

F - Short-Term Residential Rentals
Short-Term Residential Rentals - Final digest (PDF)

Short-Term Residential Rentals - Request for Reconsideration from T. Willis, Rechmcho, Johansen & Purcell (PDF) Short-Term Residential Rentals - Request for Reconsideration from D, Carlson, ShareBetter SF (PDF) Short-Term Residential Rentals - Approved digest (PDF) Short-Term Residential Rentals - Draft digest (PDF)
Short-Term Residential Rentals - Legal text (PDF) Short-Term Residential Rentals - Title and summary (PDF)
Short-Term Residential Rentals - Departmental analysis - Planning (PDF)

G - Disclosures Regarding Renewable Energy
Disclosures Regarding Renewable Energy - Final digest (PDF)

Disclosures Regarding Renewable Energy - Request for Reconsideration from San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (PDF) Disclosures Regarding Renewable Energy - Request for Reconsideration from 350 San Francisco (PDF) Disclosures Regarding Renewable Energy - Request for Reconsideration from Our City San Francisco (PDF) Disclosures Regarding Renewable Energy - Request for Reconsideration from San Francisco Local Agency Formation Commission (PDF) Disclosures Regarding Renewable Energy - Request for Reconsideration from Sierra Club (PDF) Disclosures Regarding Renewable Energy - Approved digest (PDF) Disclosures Regarding Renewable Energy - Suggestions from San Francisco Local Agency Formation Commission (PDF) Disclosures Regarding Renewable Energy - Draft digest (PDF) Disclosures Regarding Renewable Energy - Legal text (PDF)
Disclosures Regarding Renewable Energy - Title and summary (PDF)
Disclosures Regarding Renewable Energy - Departmental analysis - SFPUC (PDF)

H - Defining Clean, Green, and Renewable Energy
Defining Clean, Green, and Renewable Energy - Final digest (PDF)

Defining Clean, Green, and Renewable Energy - Request for Reconsideration from San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (PDF) Defining Clean, Green, and Renewable Energy - Request for Reconsideration from San Francisco Local Agency Formation Commission (PDF) Defining Clean, Green, and Renewable Energy - Approved digest (PDF) Defining Clean, Green, and Renewable Energy - Suggestions from International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1245 (PDF) Defining Clean, Green, and Renewable Energy - Suggestions from San Francisco Local Agency Formation Commission (PDF) Defining Clean, Green, and Renewable Energy - Draft digest (PDF)
Defining Clean, Green, and Renewable Energy - Legal text (PDF)
Defining Clean, Green, and Renewable Energy - Legislative digest (PDF)

I - Mission District Housing Moratorium
Mission District Housing Moratorium - Final digest (PDF)

Mission District Housing Moratorium - Letter from J.S. Weaver (PDF) Mission District Housing Moratorium - Response to Request for Reconsideration from C. Skinnell, Nielsen Mersamer (PDF) Mission District Housing Moratorium - Letter Opposing Request for Reconsideration from Media Alliance (PDF) Mission District Housing Moratorium - Request for Reconsideration from DC Salaverry (PDF) Mission District Housing Moratorium - Request for Reconsideration from C. Skinnell (PDF) Mission District Housing Moratorium - Approved digest (PDF) Mission District Housing Moratorium - Suggestions from SF Latino Democratic Club (PDF) Mission District Housing Moratorium - Suggestions from JS Weaver (PDF) Mission District Housing Moratorium - Suggestions from SF Housing Action Coalition (PDF) Mission District Housing Moratorium - Draft digest (PDF)
Mission District Housing Moratorium - Legal text (PDF)
Mission District Housing Moratorium - Title and summary (PDF)
Mission District Housing Moratorium - Departmental analysis - Planning (PDF)

 

J - Legacy Business Historic Preservation Fund
Legacy Business Historic Preservation Fund - Final digest (PDF)

Legacy Business Historic Preservation Fund - Draft digest (PDF)
Legacy Business Historic Preservation Fund - Legal text (PDF)

K - Surplus City Property
Surplus City Property - Final digest (PDF)

Surplus City Property - Request for Reconsideration from C. Bowman (PDF) Surplus City Property - Request for Reconsideration from SF Council of Community Housing Organizations (PDF) Surplus City Property - Approved digest (PDF) Surplus City Property - Suggestions from C. Bowman (PDF) Surplus City Property - Draft digest (PDF)
Surplus City Property - Legal text (PDF)
Surplus City Property - Legislative digest (PDF)