The Department webcast the selection of the letters and posted a recording of the selection process on sfelections.org/live.
Subject: SF Elections 2016 – http://sf4all.org/calendar/sf4all-events/
Ballotpedia covers all the ballot initiatives: https://ballotpedia.org/San_Francisco_City_and_County,_California_ballot_measures
Following is a list of letters for each measure that will appear on the ballot.
A: School Bonds
B: City College Parcel Tax
C: Loans to Finance Acquisition and Rehabilitation of Affordable Housing
D: Vacancy Appointments
E: Responsibility for Maintaining Street Trees and Surrounding Sidewalks
F: Youth Voting in Local Elections
G: Police Oversight
H: Public Advocate
I: Funding for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities
J: Funding for Homelessness and Transportation
K: General Sales Tax
L: MTA Appointments and Budget
M: Housing and Development Commission
N: Non-Citizen Voting in School Board Elections
O: Office Development in Candlestick Point and Hunters Point
P: Competitive Bidding for Affordable Housing Projects on City-Owned Property
Q: Prohibiting Tents on Public Sidewalks
R: Neighborhood Crime Unit
S: Allocation of Hotel Tax Funds
T: Restricting Gifts and Campaign Contributions from Lobbyists
U: Affordable Housing Requirements for Market-Rate Development Projects
V: Tax on Distributing Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
W: Real Estate Transfer Tax on Properties Over $5 Million
X: Preserving Space for Neighborhood Arts, Small Businesses and Community Services in Certain Neighborhoods
RR: BART Safety, Reliability and Traffic Relief.
Information regarding state propositions that will appear on the ballot for the November 8 election, can be accessed on the California Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.ca.gov/elections
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.