Legislative and Ballot Options: Details at the Department of Elections
City Charter Amendment: To get a Charter Amendment on the ballot, you need 6 Supervisors and/or the Mayor or a percentage voters signatures (based on the last election) turnout). Big money is also a factor.
Ordinance on the Ballot : Supervisors can put an Ordinance on the ballot or pass it without going to the voters. “The City Charter gives any four supervisors or the mayor alone, the authority to submit an ordinance to the voters. This measure requires a simple majority — 50 percent, plus one additional vote — to pass.” This is doable, but you must be very specific in your requests and it must not conflict with the City Charter.
Supervisors passing Ordinance without a ballot: For the Board to pass an Ordinance without going to the voters, they need 6 votes and the Mayor, or 8 votes to override the Mayor.
Citizens placing Referendum on the ballot: A referendum is a request to repeal a decision made by the government after a request for appeal is denied. Signatures must be gathered within 30 days of filing the referendum.
Check the Department of Elections site for details on upcoming election status.