November 2004 Voter Guide

Analysis and recommendations for the November 2004 ballot

Voter Guide November 1, 2004
Measure Name
SPUR Position
PROP. A Supportive and Affordable Rental Housing and Homeownership Bond Yes
PROP. B Neighborhood Historical Resources Preservation Bond No
PROP. C Health Service System Yes
PROP. D Multiple-Subject Charter Amendment Yes

Increasing Retirement Benefits to Qualified Survivors of Certain Police And Firefighters Who Die In The Line Of Duty

No Position
PROP. F Non-Citizen Voting In School Board Elections No Position
PROP. G Authorizing Health Plans For City Residents Yes
PROP. H Naming The City-Owned Stadium “Candlestick Park” Yes
PROP. I Create An Office Of Economic Analysis; Economic Development Plan No
PROP. J Sales Tax Increase Yes
PROP. K Business Tax Yes
PROP. L Use Of Hotel Surcharge To Preserve Single-Screen Movie Theaters No
PROP. N Military Action In Iraq No Position
PROP. O Use Of New Sales Tax Funds No
BART AA BART Seismic Bond Yes


Fourteen City measures and one Regional measure appear on the San Francisco ballot on November 2, 2004 . As we do each election, SPUR has thoroughly analyzed every measure. Our Ballot Analysis Committee met with representatives of both sides of the issues, debated the merits, and provided recommendations to the full Board of Directors. The Board then considered each measure. It takes a 60 percent vote of the Board to make a recommendation.

A well-meaning proposition isn't enough to earn an endorsement?it needs to propose a viable fix to a real problem. Ill-considered and politically motivated measures always end up on the ballot, but they don't have to become law.

For each of these fifteen measures we asked: is it necessary and appropriate to be on the ballot? Is it practical, and if enacted, will it achieve the result it proposes? And most importantly, we ask if it is a worthy goal, one that will make San Francisco a better place to live for everyone.


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