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PREFACE TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
CHAPTER 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 2: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
CHAPTER 2A: EXECUTIVE BRANCH
CHAPTER 2B: ASSESSMENT APPEALS BOARDS (TAX APPEAL BOARDS)
CHAPTER 3: BUDGET PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 4: CITY BUILDINGS, EQUIPMENT, AND VEHICLES
CHAPTER 5: COMMITTEES
CHAPTER 6: PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 7: DISASTER COUNCIL
CHAPTER 8: DOCUMENTS, RECORDS AND PUBLICATIONS
CHAPTER 9A: FARMERS' MARKET
CHAPTER 9B: FLEA MARKET
CHAPTER 10: FINANCE, TAXATION, AND OTHER FISCAL MATTERS
CHAPTER 10B: SPECIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS SERVICES
CHAPTER 10C: REIMBURSEMENT FOR TOWING AND STORAGE OF VEHICLES
CHAPTER 10E: PLANNING MONITORING
CHAPTER 10F: 1660 MISSION STREET SURCHARGE
CHAPTER 10G: BOARD OF APPEALS SURCHARGE FOR PERMITS AND FEES
CHAPTER 10H: RECOVERY OF COSTS OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE
CHAPTER 11: FRANCHISES
CHAPTER 12: HOUSING AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 12A: HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
CHAPTER 12B: NONDISCRIMINATION IN CONTRACTS
CHAPTER 12C: NONDISCRIMINATION IN PROPERTY CONTRACTS
CHAPTER 12D: MINORITY/WOMEN/LOCAL BUSINESS UTILIZATION
CHAPTER 12E: CITY EMPLOYEE'S SEXUAL PRIVACY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 12F: IMPLEMENTING THE MACBRIDE PRINCIPLES - NORTHERN IRELAND
CHAPTER 12G: PROHIBITION ON USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR POLITICAL ACTIVITY BY RECIPIENTS OF CITY CONTRACTS, GRANTS, AND LOANS
CHAPTER 12H: IMMIGRATION STATUS
CHAPTER 12I: CIVIL IMMIGRATION DETAINERS
CHAPTER 12J: CITY BUSINESS WITH BURMA PROHIBITED
CHAPTER 12K: SALARY HISTORY*
CHAPTER 12L: PUBLIC ACCESS TO RECORDS AND MEETINGS OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
CHAPTER 12M: PROTECTION OF PRIVATE INFORMATION*
CHAPTER 12N: LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER, AND QUESTIONING YOUTH: YOUTH SERVICES SENSITIVITY TRAINING
CHAPTER 12O: EARNED INCOME CREDIT INFORMATION
CHAPTER 12P: MINIMUM COMPENSATION
CHAPTER 12Q: HEALTH CARE ACCOUNTABILITY
CHAPTER 12R: MINIMUM WAGE
CHAPTER 12S: WORKING FAMILIES CREDIT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 12T: CITY CONTRACTOR/SUBCONTRACTOR CONSIDERATION OF CRIMINAL HISTORY IN HIRING AND EMPLOYMENT DECISIONS
CHAPTER 12U: SWEATFREE CONTRACTING
CHAPTER 12V: PERSONAL SERVICES MINIMUM CONTRACTUAL RATE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 12W: SICK LEAVE*
CHAPTER 12X: PROHIBITING CITY TRAVEL AND CONTRACTING IN STATES THAT ALLOW DISCRIMINATION*
CHAPTER 12Y: SAN FRANCISCO SLAVERY DISCLOSURE ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 12Z: SAN FRANCISCO FAMILY FRIENDLY WORKPLACE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 13: JAILS AND PRISONERS
CHAPTER 14: SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH CARE SECURITY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 14A: DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 14B: LOCAL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE UTILIZATION AND NON-DISCRIMINATION IN CONTRACTING ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 14C: [EXPIRED]
CHAPTER 15: MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE
CHAPTER 16: OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES GENERALLY
CHAPTER 17: PUBLIC OFF-STREET PARKING FACILITIES
CHAPTER 18: PAYROLL PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 19. COMMUNITY SAFETY CAMERA ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 19A: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER 19B: ACQUISITION OF SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 20: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER 21: ACQUISITION OF COMMODITIES AND SERVICES
CHAPTER 21A: HEALTH-RELATED COMMODITIES AND SERVICES
CHAPTER 21B: COMMODITIES AND SERVICES RELATING TO PROJECTS ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS
CHAPTER 21C: MISCELLANEOUS PREVAILING WAGE REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 21D: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21E: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21F: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21G: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 22: RADIO COMMUNICATION FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22A: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 22B: TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22C: PUBLIC INTERNET ACCESS
CHAPTER 22D: OPEN DATA POLICY
CHAPTER 22E: CITY-OWNED FIBER-OPTIC FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22G: OFFICE OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 23: REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS
CHAPTER 23A: SURPLUS PUBLIC LANDS ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 24: REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
CHAPTER 24A: ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE LOCAL RENT SUPPLEMENT PROGRAM IN THE OFFICE OF MAYOR
CHAPTER 24B: RELOCATION APPEALS BOARD
CHAPTER 25: STREET LIGHTING
CHAPTER 26. DEEMED APPROVED OFF-STREET ALCOHOL USE NUISANCE REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 27: HEALTHY NAIL SALON RECOGNITION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 28: ADMINISTRATIVE DEBARMENT PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 29: FINDINGS OF FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY AND FEASIBILITY
CHAPTER 29A: [APPROVAL OF POWER PLANT; PLANNING CODE SEC.
CHAPTER 29B: CHILD CARE FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR CITY AND CITY-FUNDED PROJECTS
CHAPTER 30: CENTRALIZATION OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 31: CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT PROCEDURES AND FEES
CHAPTER 32: RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 33: COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
CHAPTER 33A: LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN (CEDAW)*
CHAPTER 34: NOTIFICATION TO ASSESSOR CONCERNING ZONING RECLASSIFICATIONS OF PROPERTY, CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS AND VARIANCES
CHAPTER 35: RESIDENTIAL, HOTEL, AND PDR COMPATIBILITY AND PROTECTION
CHAPTER 36: COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENTS AREA PLANS AND PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 37: RESIDENTIAL RENT STABILIZATION AND ARBITRATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 37A: RENT STABILIZATION AND ARBITRATION FEE
CHAPTER 38: COMMERCIAL LANDLORDS; ACCESS IMPROVEMENT OBLIGATIONS AND NOTICE TO SMALL BUSINESS TENANTS REGARDING DISABILITY ACCESS
CHAPTER 39: [RIGHT TO RETURN TO REVITALIZED PUBLIC HOUSING]
CHAPTER 40: HOUSING CODE ENFORCEMENT LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 41: RESIDENTIAL HOTEL UNIT CONVERSION AND DEMOLITION
CHAPTER 41A: RESIDENTIAL UNIT CONVERSION AND DEMOLITION
CHAPTER 41B: COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE ACT
CHAPTER 41C: TIME-SHARE CONVERSION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 41D: RESIDENTIAL HOTEL VISITOR POLICIES
CHAPTER 41E. RESIDENTIAL HOTEL MAIL RECEPTACLE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 41F: TOURIST HOTEL CONVERSION*
CHAPTER 42: INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 43: MUNICIPAL FINANCE LAW
CHAPTER 44: ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE PLANNING COUNCIL
CHAPTER 45: JURY FEES
CHAPTER 47: PREFERENCE IN CITY AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 48: RENTAL SUBSIDY PROGRAM FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES
CHAPTER 49: SECURITY DEPOSITS FOR RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY
CHAPTER 49A: RESIDENTIAL TENANT COMMUNICATIONS
CHAPTER 49B: RESIDENTIAL RENTAL UNITS: LOCK REPLACEMENTS BY LANDLORD WHEN TENANTS VACATE
CHAPTER 50: NONPROFIT PERFORMING ARTS LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 51: VOLUNTARY ARTS CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM
CHAPTER 52: SAN FRANCISCO CARBON MITIGATION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 53: URBAN AGRICULTURE
CHAPTER 53A: URBAN AGRICULTURE INCENTIVE ZONES ACT PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 54: SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY FACILITY COMMISSION
CHAPTER 56: DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS
CHAPTER 57: FILM COMMISSION
CHAPTER 58: RIGHT TO COUNSEL IN CIVIL MATTERS
CHAPTER 59: HEALTHY FOOD RETAILER ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 60: ASSISTED HOUSING PRESERVATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 61: WATERFRONT LAND USE
CHAPTER 62: DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS
CHAPTER 63: WATER EFFICIENT IRRIGATION ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 64: CITY EMPLOYEE AND CITY CONTRACTOR SAFETY AND HEALTH
CHAPTER 65: RENT REDUCTION AND RELOCATION PLAN FOR TENANTS INCONVENIENCED BY SEISMIC WORK PERFORMED PURSUANT TO CHAPTERS 14 AND 15 OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BUILDING CODE
CHAPTER 65A: COMPENSATION, OR SUBSTITUTE HOUSING SERVICE, FOR TENANTS AFFECTED BY TEMPORARY SEVERANCE OF SPECIFIED HOUSING SERVICES DURING MANDATORY SEISMIC WORK REQUIRED BY BUILDING CODE CHAPTER 34B
CHAPTER 66: SEISMIC SAFETY RETROFIT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 67: THE SAN FRANCISCO SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OF 1999
CHAPTER 67A: CELL PHONES, PAGERS AND SIMILAR SOUND-PRODUCING ELECTRICAL DEVICES
CHAPTER 68: CULTURAL EQUITY ENDOWMENT FUND
CHAPTER 69: SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 70: IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PUBLIC AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 71: MILLS ACT CONTRACT PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 72: RELOCATION ASSISTANCE FOR LEAD HAZARD REMEDIATION
CHAPTER 74: RENT ESCROW ACCOUNT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 77: BUILDING INSPECTION COMMISSION APPEALS
CHAPTER 78: DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING INSPECTION PERMIT TRACKING SYSTEM
CHAPTER 79: PREAPPROVAL NOTICE FOR CERTAIN CITY PROJECTS
CHAPTER 79A: ADDITIONAL PREAPPROVAL NOTICE FOR CERTAIN CITY PROJECTS
CHAPTER 80: ANTI-BLIGHT ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 80A: ORDERS TO VACATE DUE TO HAZARDOUS HOUSING CONDITIONS
CHAPTER 82: LOCAL HIRING POLICY FOR CONSTRUCTION
CHAPTER 83: FIRST SOURCE HIRING PROGRAM
CHAPTER 84: SAN FRANCISCO RESIDENTIAL RENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR PERSONS DISQUALIFIED FROM FEDERAL RENT SUBSIDY PROGRAMS BY THE FEDERAL QUALITY HOUSING AND WORK RESPONSIBILITY ACT OF 1998 (QHWRA)
CHAPTER 86: CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FIRST COMMISSION
CHAPTER 87: FAIR HOUSING IMPLEMENTATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 88: PERFORMANCE AND REVIEW ORDINANCE OF 1999
CHAPTER 89: DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES
CHAPTER 90: ENTERTAINMENT COMMISSION
CHAPTER 90A: PROMOTING AND SUSTAINING MUSIC AND CULTURE
CHAPTER 91: LANGUAGE ACCESS
CHAPTER 92: REAL ESTATE LOAN COUNSELING AND EDUCATION
CHAPTER 93: PREGNANCY INFORMATION DISCLOSURE AND PROTECTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 94: THE SAN FRANCISCO PLAZA PROGRAM
CHAPTER 94A: THE SAN FRANCISCO PLACES FOR PEOPLE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 95: IDENTIFICATION CARDS
CHAPTER 96: COORDINATION BETWEEN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY
CHAPTER 96A: LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 96B: POLICY MAKING MARIJUANA OFFENSES THE LOWEST LAW ENFORCEMENT PRIORITY
CHAPTER 96C: POLICE INTERROGATION OF YOUTH - JEFF ADACHI YOUTH RIGHTS ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 97: HEALTHCARE IMPACT REPORTS
CHAPTER 98: THE BETTER STREETS POLICY
CHAPTER 99: PUBLIC POWER IN NEW CITY DEVELOPMENTS
CHAPTER 100: PROCEDURES GOVERNING THE IMPOSITION OF ADMINISTRATIVE FINES
CHAPTER 101: RESTRICTING THE PURCHASE, SALE, OR DISTRIBUTION OF SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES BY OR FOR THE CITY
CHAPTER 102: OUR CHILDREN, OUR FAMILIES COUNCIL
CHAPTER 103: NON-COOPERATION WITH IDENTITY-BASED REGISTRY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 104: COLLECTION OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY DATA
CHAPTER 105: CIGARETTE LITTER ABATEMENT FEE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 106: CITY NAVIGATION CENTERS
CHAPTER 107: CULTURAL DISTRICTS
CHAPTER 107A: AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTS AND CULTURAL DISTRICT
CHAPTER 107B: CASTRO LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, AND QUEER (LGBTQ) CULTURAL DISTRICT
CHAPTER 109: PRIORITIZING 100% AFFORDABLE HOUSING
CHAPTER 115: AUTOMATED POINT OF SALE STATION REGISTRATION AND INSPECTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 116: COMPATIBILITY AND PROTECTION FOR RESIDENTIAL USES AND PLACES OF ENTERTAINMENT
CHAPTER 117: COOPERATIVE LIVING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM
CHAPTER 119: SAFE PARKING PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 120: ADMINISTRATION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUNDS
CHAPTER 121: CLOSURE OF JUVENILE HALL
APPENDIX: Table of Initiative Ordinances and Policy Declarations
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Business and Tax Regulations Code
BUSINESS AND TAX REGULATIONS CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE BUSINESS AND TAX REGULATIONS CODE
ARTICLE 1: PERMIT PROCEDURES
ARTICLE 2: LICENSE FEES
ARTICLE 3: [REPEALED]
ARTICLE 4: [RESERVED]
ARTICLE 5: ELECTRICAL MUSICAL DEVICES
ARTICLE 6: COMMON ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 7: TAX ON TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY OF HOTEL ROOMS
ARTICLE 8: SUGARY DRINKS DISTRIBUTOR TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 9: TAX ON OCCUPANCY OF PARKING SPACE IN PARKING STATIONS
ARTICLE 10: UTILITY USERS TAX
ARTICLE 10B: ACCESS LINE TAX
ARTICLE 11: STADIUM OPERATOR ADMISSION TAX
ARTICLE 12: BUSINESS REGISTRATION
ARTICLE 12-A: PAYROLL EXPENSE TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 12-A-1: GROSS RECEIPTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 12-B: BUSINESS TAX REFUND
ARTICLE 12B-1: NEIGHBORHOOD BEAUTIFICATION AND GRAFFITI CLEAN-UP FUND TAX OPTION
ARTICLE 12-C: REAL PROPERTY TRANSFER TAX
ARTICLE 12-D: UNIFORM LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX
ARTICLE 13: CONNECTIONS TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TERMINAL ALARM PANEL
ARTICLE 14: TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
ARTICLE 15: BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS PROCEDURE CODE
ARTICLE 15A: PUBLIC REALM LANDSCAPING, IMPROVEMENT AND MAINTENANCE ASSESSMENT DISTRICTS ("GREEN BENEFIT DISTRICTS")
ARTICLE 16: LIVING WAGE FOR EDUCATORS PARCEL TAX
ARTICLE 17: BUSINESS TAX PENALTY AMNESTY PROGRAM
ARTICLE 20: FINANCIAL INFORMATION PRIVACY ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 21: EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION COMMERCIAL RENTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 22: PARKING STATIONS; REVENUE CONTROL EQUIPMENT
ARTICLE 23: VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEE EXPENDITURE PLAN
ARTICLE 28: HOMELESSNESS GROSS RECEIPTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 32: TRAFFIC CONGESTION MITIGATION TAX
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code
San Francisco Environment Code
ENVIRONMENT CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE ENVIRONMENT CODE
CHAPTER 1: PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE POLICY STATEMENT
CHAPTER 2: ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE PURCHASING ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 3: INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 4: HEALTHY AIR AND CLEAN TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 5: RESOURCE CONSERVATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 7: GREEN BUILDING REQUIREMENTS FOR CITY BUILDINGS
CHAPTER 8: TROPICAL HARDWOOD AND VIRGIN REDWOOD BAN
CHAPTER 9: GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS TARGETS AND DEPARTMENTAL ACTION PLANS
CHAPTER 10: TRANSPORTATION OF AGGREGATE MATERIALS
CHAPTER 11: CELL PHONE DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 12: URBAN FORESTRY COUNCIL
CHAPTER 13: ARSENIC-TREATED WOOD
CHAPTER 14: CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS RECOVERY ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 15: GREEN BUSINESS PROGRAM
CHAPTER 16: FOOD SERVICE AND PACKAGING WASTE REDUCTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 17: PLASTIC BAG REDUCTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 18: SOLAR ENERGY INCENTIVE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 19: MANDATORY RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING
CHAPTER 20: EXISTING BUILDINGS ENERGY PERFORMANCE
CHAPTER 21: CLEAN ENERGY FULL DISCLOSURE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 22: SAFE DRUG DISPOSAL
CHAPTER 23: DRINK TAP ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 24: BOTTLED DRINKING WATER
CHAPTER 25: CLEAN CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC WORKS
CHAPTER 26: BETTER ROOF REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 27: ANTIBIOTIC USE IN FOOD ANIMALS
CHAPTER 28: FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS IN UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE AND JUVENILE PRODUCTS
CHAPTER 29: ELECTRIC VEHICLE READINESS IMPLEMENTATION*
CHAPTER 30: RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
CHAPTER 31: ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND CHARGING IN COMMERCIAL PARKING LOTS AND GARAGES*
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Fire Code
San Francisco Health Code
HEALTH CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE HEALTH CODE
ARTICLE 1: ANIMALS
ARTICLE 1A: ANIMAL SACRIFICE
ARTICLE 1B: PERFORMANCE OF WILD OR EXOTIC ANIMALS FOR PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT OR AMUSEMENT
ARTICLE 1C: SALE OF ANIMALS
ARTICLE 1D: ANIMAL FUR PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 2: COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
ARTICLE 3: HOSPITALS
ARTICLE 4: DECEASED PERSONS
ARTICLE 5: PUBLIC HEALTH - GENERAL
ARTICLE 6: GARBAGE AND REFUSE
ARTICLE 7: LAUNDRIES
ARTICLE 8: FOOD AND FOOD PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 8A: CANNABIS CONSUMPTION PERMITS
ARTICLE 9: DAIRY AND MILK CODE
ARTICLE 10: MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 11: NUISANCES
ARTICLE 11A: BED BUG INFESTATION PREVENTION, TREATMENT, DISCLOSURE, AND REPORTING
ARTICLE 12: SANITATION - GENERAL
ARTICLE 12A: BACKFLOW PREVENTION
ARTICLE 12B: SOIL BORING AND WELL REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 12C: ALTERNATE WATER SOURCES FOR NON-POTABLE APPLICATIONS
ARTICLE 14: AMBULANCES AND ROUTINE MEDICAL TRANSPORT VEHICLES
ARTICLE 15: PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS
ARTICLE 16: REGULATING THE USE OF 'ECONOMIC POISONS'
ARTICLE 17: DISPOSAL OF UNCLAIMED PERSONAL PROPERTY AT SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL
ARTICLE 18: PROVIDING FOR ISSUANCE OF CITATIONS TO VIOLATORS
ARTICLE 19: SMOKING POLLUTION CONTROL
ARTICLE 19A: REGULATING SMOKING IN EATING ESTABLISHMENTS [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19B: REGULATING SMOKING IN SHARED OFFICE WORKPLACE [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19C: REGULATING SMOKING IN PUBLIC PLACES AND IN HEALTH, EDUCATIONAL AND CHILD CARE FACILITIES [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19D: PROHIBITING CIGARETTE VENDING MACHINES
ARTICLE 19E: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT AND CERTAIN SPORTS ARENAS [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19F: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN ENCLOSED AREAS, CERTAIN UNENCLOSED AREAS, AND SPORTS STADIUMS
ARTICLE 19G: ENFORCEMENT OF SMOKING PROHIBITIONS
ARTICLE 19H: PERMITS FOR THE SALE OF TOBACCO
ARTICLE 19I: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN CITY PARK AND RECREATIONAL AREAS AND FARMERS' MARKETS
ARTICLE 19J: PROHIBITING PHARMACIES FROM SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 19K: PROHIBITING SALES OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS ON PROPERTY OWNED BY OR UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO
ARTICLE 19L: PROHIBITING SMOKING AT CERTAIN OUTDOOR EVENTS
ARTICLE 19M: DISCLOSURE TO PROSPECTIVE RESIDENTIAL TENANTS OF WHETHER A UNIT IS SMOKE FREE OR SMOKING OPTIONAL, AND INFORMING EXISTING RESIDENTIAL TENANTS WHERE SMOKING IS OPTIONAL
ARTICLE 19N: ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES - RESTRICTIONS ON SALE AND USE
ARTICLE 19O: [SMOKELESS TOBACCO - USE PROHIBITED AT ATHLETIC VENUES]
ARTICLE 19P: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS TO PERSONS AGED 18, 19, OR 20
ARTICLE 19Q: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 19R: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LACKING FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION PREMARKET APPROVAL
ARTICLE 19S: PROHIBITING THE SALE AND DISTRIBUTION OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS IN SAN FRANCISCO
ARTICLE 20: ALKYL NITRITES
ARTICLE 21: HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
ARTICLE 21A: RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
ARTICLE 22: HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT
ARTICLE 22A: ANALYZING SOILS FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE
ARTICLE 22B: CONSTRUCTION DUST CONTROL REQUIREMENTS
ARTICLE 23: VIDEO DISPLAY TERMINAL WORKER SAFETY
ARTICLE 24: CHLOROFLUOROCARBON RECOVERY AND RECYCLING
ARTICLE 25: MEDICAL WASTE GENERATOR REGISTRATION, PERMITTING, INSPECTIONS AND FEES
ARTICLE 26: COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL LEAD POISONING INVESTIGATION, MANAGEMENT AND ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM
ARTICLE 27: HEALTH SERVICE SYSTEM AGREEMENT
ARTICLE 28: MEDICAL CANNABIS USER AND PRIMARY CAREGIVER IDENTIFICATION CARDS
ARTICLE 29: LICENSING AND REGULATION OF MASSAGE PRACTITIONERS AND MASSAGE BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 30: REGULATION OF DIESEL BACKUP GENERATORS
ARTICLE 31: HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
ARTICLE 32: DISEASE PREVENTION DEMONSTRATION PROJECT
ARTICLE 33: MEDICAL CANNABIS ACT
ARTICLE 34: HEALTHY PRODUCTS, HEALTHY CHILDREN ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 35: BIOLOGICAL AGENT DETECTORS
ARTICLE 36: CHILD COUGH AND COLD MEDICINE WARNING ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 37: TRANS FAT FREE RESTAURANT PROGRAM ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 38: ENHANCED VENTILATION REQUIRED FOR URBAN INFILL SENSITIVE USE DEVELOPMENTS
ARTICLE 39: COMMERCIAL DOG WALKING
ARTICLE 40: SAFE BODY ART
ARTICLE 41: MENTAL HEALTH
ARTICLE 42: SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES
ARTICLE 43: SURPLUS MEDICATION REPOSITORY AND DISTRIBUTION
ARTICLE 45: CITY-OPERATED ADULT RESIDENTIAL FACILITY
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Municipal Elections Code
San Francisco Park Code
San Francisco Planning Code
San Francisco Zoning Maps
San Francisco Police Code
POLICE CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE POLICE CODE
ARTICLE 1: PUBLIC NUISANCES
ARTICLE 1.1: REGULATING THE USE OF VEHICLES FOR HUMAN HABITATION
ARTICLE 1.2 DISCRIMINATION IN HOUSING AGAINST FAMILIES WITH MINOR CHILDREN
ARTICLE 1.3: TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON RENTAL INCREASES RENT ROLLBACK BASED UPON APRIL 15, 1979, RENTAL RATES AND REFUNDING ANY RENT INCREASES
ARTICLE 1.5: DISPLAY OF LIFE AND PROPERTY CONSERVATION DECALS
ARTICLE 2: DISORDERLY CONDUCT
ARTICLE 3: GAMES OF CHANCE
ARTICLE 4: PARADES
ARTICLE 4.5: FUNERAL PROCESSION ESCORTS
ARTICLE 5: OFFENSIVE POWDERS
ARTICLE 6: FRAUD AND DECEIT
ARTICLE 7: ANIMALS AND BIRDS
ARTICLE 7.1: HORSE-DRAWN VEHICLES
ARTICLE 8: MINORS
ARTICLE 9: MISCELLANEOUS CONDUCT REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 9.5: PROHIBITING OF PROFESSIONAL STRIKEBREAKERS
ARTICLE 9.6: REGULATIONS FOR SOLICITATION FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES
ARTICLE 10: REGULATIONS FOR ADVERTISING
ARTICLE 10.1: REGULATING EXPOSURE OF PHOTOGRAPHS, CARTOONS OR DRAWINGS ON NEWSRACKS
ARTICLE 10.2: REGULATION OF COMPUTER RENTAL BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 11: REGULATIONS FOR AMUSEMENTS
ARTICLE 11.1: COMMERCIAL DISPLAY OF DEAD HUMAN BODIES
ARTICLE 11.2: REGULATIONS FOR ADULT THEATERS AND ADULT BOOKSTORES PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 12: REGULATIONS FOR AUTOMOBILES
ARTICLE 13: MISCELLANEOUS REGULATIONS FOR PROFESSIONS AND TRADES
ARTICLE 13.1: JUNK DEALERS - PERMIT AND REGULATION
ARTICLE 13.2 BICYCLE MESSENGER BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 13.3: CAR RENTAL BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 13.4: REDUCING RENTAL-CAR BURGLARIES
ARTICLE 14: LICENSES FOR ADVERTISING
ARTICLE 15: LICENSES FOR AMUSEMENTS
ARTICLE 15.1: ENTERTAINMENT REGULATIONS PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 15.2: ENTERTAINMENT REGULATIONS FOR EXTENDED-HOURS PREMISES
ARTICLE 15.3: PROHIBITING NUDE PERFORMERS, WAITERS AND WAITRESSES
ARTICLE 15.4: ENCOUNTER STUDIOS
ARTICLE 15.5: NUDE MODELS IN PUBLIC PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS
ARTICLE 15.6: ESCORT SERVICES
ARTICLE 15.7: EVENT PROMOTERS
ARTICLE 16: REGULATION OF CANNABIS
ARTICLE 17: MISCELLANEOUS LICENSE REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 17.1: REGULATIONS FOR FORTUNETELLING; PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 18: SAN FRANCISCO POLICE PISTOL RANGE
ARTICLE 19: DISPOSAL OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY
ARTICLE 20: REPRODUCING AND FURNISHING REPORTS
ARTICLE 22: CITATIONS FOR VIOLATIONS OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE HEALTH CODE AND POLICE CODE
ARTICLE 23: REGULATIONS FOR PORT AREA*
ARTICLE 24: REGULATING STREET ARTISTS*
ARTICLE 25: REGULATIONS FOR PRIVATE PROTECTION AND SECURITY SERVICES*
ARTICLE 26: REGULATIONS FOR PUBLIC BATH HOUSES
ARTICLE 27: REGULATIONS FOR MORTGAGE MODIFICATION CONSULTANTS
ARTICLE 28: REGULATIONS FOR PAWNBROKERS PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 29: REGULATION OF NOISE
ARTICLE 30: PERMITS FOR TOW CAR DRIVERS
ARTICLE 30.1: PERMITS FOR TOW CAR FIRMS
ARTICLE 31: REGULATIONS FOR TEMPORARY HELIPORTS AND PERMIT PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 32: REGULATIONS FOR CONDUCTING BINGO GAMES
ARTICLE 32A: REGULATIONS FOR CONDUCTING POKER GAMES
ARTICLE 33: PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACE, COLOR, ANCESTRY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, PLACE OF BIRTH, SEX, AGE, RELIGION, CREED, DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, WEIGHT, OR HEIGHT
ARTICLE 33A: PROHIBITION OF EMPLOYER INTERFERENCE WITH EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES AND REGULATIONS OF EMPLOYER DRUG TESTING OF EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33B: PROHIBITION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION BY CLUBS OR ORGANIZATIONS WHICH ARE NOT DISTINCTLY PRIVATE
ARTICLE 33C: DISPLACED WORKER PROTECTION
ARTICLE 33D: GROCERY WORKER RETENTION
ARTICLE 33E: HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY WORKER RETENTION
ARTICLE 33F: HOURS AND RETENTION PROTECTIONS FOR FORMULA RETAIL EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33G: PREDICTABLE SCHEDULING AND FAIR TREATMENT FOR FORMULA RETAIL EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33H: PAID PARENTAL LEAVE
ARTICLE 33I: LACTATION IN THE WORKPLACE
ARTICLE 33J: PARITY IN PAY
ARTICLE 34: REGULATIONS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS - PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 35: FIREARM STRICT LIABILITY ACT
ARTICLE 36: PROHIBITING THE CARRYING OF A FIREARM WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE OR DRUG, OR POSSESSION OF A FIREARM WHILE UPON PUBLIC PREMISES SELLING OR SERVING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
ARTICLE 36A: [SALE, MANUFACTURE, AND DISTRIBUTION OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION; POSSESSION OF HANDGUNS]
ARTICLE 36B: STORAGE OF FIREARMS IN MOTOR VEHICLES
ARTICLE 36C: PROHIBITION OF FIREARMS AT PUBLIC GATHERINGS
ARTICLE 37: POLICE EMERGENCY ALARM ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 38: PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF AIDS AND ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS
ARTICLE 39: PEDICABS
ARTICLE 40: DRUG FREE WORKPLACE ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 41: PROHIBITING THE SALE OR POSSESSION OF REPLICA HYPODERMIC NEEDLES OR SYRINGES
ARTICLE 42: SALE AND DISPLAY OF AEROSOL PAINT CONTAINERS AND MARKER PENS
ARTICLE 42A: COLOR TIRES
ARTICLE 42B: MERCURY THERMOMETERS
ARTICLE 42D: SALE AND DISPLAY OF PRODUCTS CONTAINING HYDROFLUORIC ACID
ARTICLE 43: ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
ARTICLE 44: CLOSED CAPTIONS ACTIVATION REQUIREMENT ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 45: FIREARMS AND WEAPONS VIOLENCE PREVENTION ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 46: PROHIBITING SELF-SERVICE MERCHANDISING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS EXCEPT IN PLACES TO WHICH MINORS HAVE NO ACCESS
ARTICLE 47: PERSONAL WATERCRAFT
ARTICLE 48: LASER POINTERS
ARTICLE 49: PROCEDURES FOR CONSIDERING ARRESTS AND CONVICTIONS AND RELATED INFORMATION IN EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING DECISIONS
ARTICLE 50: CRIMINAL HISTORY IN ADMISSION TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
ARTICLE 51: STORMWATER FLOOD RISK DISCLOSURE
ARTICLE 52: OCCUPANT'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE A COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES PROVIDER
ARTICLE 55: ACCEPTANCE OF CASH BY BRICK-AND-MORTAR BUSINESSES
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Port Code
San Francisco Public Works Code
PUBLIC WORKS CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE PUBLIC WORKS CODE
ARTICLE 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
ARTICLE 2: PUBLIC CONTRACT PROCEDURE
ARTICLE 2.1: PERMIT FEES AND OCCUPANCY ASSESSMENTS
ARTICLE 2.3: HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
ARTICLE 2.4: EXCAVATION IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY
ARTICLE 3: REGULATIONS IN REGARD TO WORKING CONDITIONS
ARTICLE 4: SEWERS
ARTICLE 4.1: INDUSTRIAL WASTE
ARTICLE 4.2. SEWER SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
ARTICLE 4.3: SEWERS
ARTICLE 5: STREET FLOWER MARKETS
ARTICLE 5.1: ANTI-LITTER RECEPTACLES
ARTICLE 5.2: TABLES AND CHAIRS IN PUBLIC SIDEWALK OR ROADWAY AREAS
ARTICLE 5.3: DISPLAY OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES OR NONFOOD MERCHANDISE ON PUBLIC SIDEWALKS
ARTICLE 5.4: REGULATION OF NEWSRACKS
ARTICLE 5.5: DISTRIBUTION OF FREE SAMPLE MERCHANDISE ON PUBLIC PROPERTY
ARTICLE 5.6: POSTING OF SIGNS ON CITY-OWNED LAMP POSTS OR UTILITY POLES
ARTICLE 5.7: HANDBILL DISTRIBUTION ON PRIVATE PREMISES; DISPLAY OF BANNERS
ARTICLE 5.8: PERMIT REGULATIONS FOR MOBILE FOOD FACILITIES CONCERNING PRODUCTS FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
ARTICLE 6: STREET IMPROVEMENT PROCEDURE
ARTICLE 6.1: IMPROVEMENT PROCEDURE CODE
ARTICLE 7: MAINTENANCE DISTRICTS
ARTICLE 9: UNACCEPTED STREETS
ARTICLE 11: SPUR TRACKS
ARTICLE 13: ENGINEERING INSPECTION
ARTICLE 14: UNDERGROUND PIPES, WIRES AND CONDUITS
ARTICLE 15: MISCELLANEOUS
ARTICLE 16: URBAN FORESTRY ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 16.1: TREE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
ARTICLE 17: CONTROL OF DUMPS DISPOSING OF MATERIALS FROM CONSTRUCTION OR DEMOLITION
ARTICLE 18: UTILITY FACILITIES
ARTICLE 19: PUBLIC TELEPHONE BOOTHS ON PUBLIC SIDEWALKS
ARTICLE 20: PROHIBITED BICYCLE ACTIONS AND TRANSACTIONS
ARTICLE 21: RESTRICTION OF USE OF POTABLE WATER FOR SOIL COMPACTION AND DUST CONTROL ACTIVITIES
ARTICLE 22: RECLAIMED WATER USE
ARTICLE 23: GRAFFITI REMOVAL AND ABATEMENT
ARTICLE 24: SHOPPING CARTS
ARTICLE 25: PERSONAL WIRELESS SERVICE FACILITIES
ARTICLE 26*: ILLEGAL DUMPING
ARTICLE 27: SURFACE-MOUNTED FACILITIES
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Subdivision Code
San Francisco Transportation Code
San Francisco Building Inspection Commission (BIC) Codes
Comprehensive Ordinance List
APPENDIX:
Table of Initiative Ordinances and Policy Declarations
San Francisco Charter Section 18.103 provides, in part: “Ordinances and policy declarations adopted by the voters shall not be published as part of this Charter, in an appendix or otherwise, but shall be published as provided in this Charter for other ordinances, and shall be included in any codification of ordinances as provided in this Charter and be designated as initiative ordinances.” This Appendix fulfills that requirement.
While this Appendix ensures that all initiative ordinances and policy declarations adopted by the voters are accessible to the public in the Municipal Code, publication of such measures here does not necessarily mean that they are currently operative, or operative with the original text intact. Some are, but some are not. For example, Proposition J (06-07-1994) was repealed by Proposition M (11-04-2003); Proposition L (11-04-2003) was amended by Proposition J (11-04-2014); Proposition F (11-07-2006) was amended by Proposition L (06-07-2016). These examples are not exhaustive but rather illustrate that this Appendix functions as a comprehensive historical record, but not necessarily as a record of currently operative law.
In addition, many of these initiative ordinances, according to their text, are also codified in whole or part elsewhere in the Municipal Code. In such instances, it is recommended that those provisions of the Municipal Code be consulted to determine whether the initiative ordinance has been amended or repealed.
 
 
Date
Title
11-02-1909
Proposition 1: Liquor License
11-07-1911
Proposition: Stockton Tunnel Ordinance
03-29-1912
Proposition 1: Construction of a Telephone System
04-22-1913
Proposition 2: Telephone Rate Schedule
04-23-1913
Proposition 1: Geary Street Road Agreement
11-02-1920
Ordinance No. 22: Organ Recitals
11-07-1922
Proposition 21: Wine and Beer
11-04-1924
Proposition 43: Repealing Ordinances Regarding Removal of Cemeteries
06-14-1927
Proposition 5: Collection and Disposition of Refuse
11-08-1927
Proposition 6: Transfer of Land to the U.S. Government
11-08-1927
Proposition 8: Ownership of Transbay Bridge
11-05-1929
Propositions 1, 2, 3, 4: Collection and Disposal of Garbage
11-05-1929
Proposition 5: Establishment of a Municipal Court
11-08-1932
Proposition 6: Refuse Collection and Disposal
05-02-1935
Proposition 8: Street Railway Cars
05-02-1935
Proposition 9: Bay Bridges Completion Exposition
03-09-1937
Proposition 19: Anti-picketing
11-02-1937
Proposition 5: Removal of Laurel Hill Cemetery
11-06-1945
Proposition 16: Farmer’s Market
11-05-1946
Proposition 17: Permanent Farmer’s Market
11-05-1946
Proposition 18: Fine for Parking Violations
11-05-1946
Ordinance 16: Refuse Collection and Disposal
11-07-1950
Proposition 1: Psychiatric Ward, San Francisco Hospital
11-06-1951
Proposition M: Addition of Chemicals to Water
06-03-1952
Proposition E: Abandonment of McLaren Park
11-04-1952
Proposition C: Purchase of Butano Forest
11-04-1952
Proposition R: Lease or Acquisition of Angel Island
11-04-1952
Proposition S: Abandonment of Columbia Square
06-08-1954
Proposition B: Number of Platform Employees
06-08-1954
Proposition C: Refuse Collection and Disposal
06-03-1958
Proposition A: Special School District Tax
06-07-1960
Proposition F: Refuse Collection and Disposal
11-08-1960
Proposition H: Sale of Water Department Property
11-03-1964
Proposition H: Low-Rent Housing Projects
11-05-1968
Proposition B: Transfer of San Francisco Harbor
11-05-1968
Proposition H: Low-Rent Housing Projects
11-05-1968
Proposition I: School District Tax Increase
11-05-1968
Proposition J: Sale of Fresh Meats and Poultry
11-05-1968
Proposition K: Real Property Assessment
11-04-1969
Proposition P: Board of Education Elective
11-03-1970
Proposition J: Vietnam War
11-02-1971
Proposition R: Adoption of Recodified Charter
11-07-1972
Proposition 2: Composition of Board of Supervisors
11-06-1973
Proposition M: Child Care
06-04-1974
Proposition A: Election of BART Board of Directors
06-04-1974
Proposition I: Use of Motor Vehicle Fuel Revenues for Transit
06-04-1974
Proposition J: Permits for Street Artists
11-05-1974
Proposition N: School Food Complex at Double Rock site; Tax
11-04-1975
Proposition L: Regulation of Street Artists
06-08-1976
Proposition J: Prevailing Wages
11-02-1976
Proposition Q: Low-Rent Housing Projects
11-02-1976
Proposition S: Convention Exhibit Hall at Yerba Buena
06-06-1978
Proposition K: Taxicabs and Other Motor Vehicles for Hire
06-06-1978
Proposition L: Election of Charter Commissioners
11-07-1978
Proposition K: Business Tax, Payroll Tax, and Property Transfer Tax
11-07-1978
Proposition V: Military Expenditures
11-07-1978
Proposition W: Arrests and Prosecution for Marijuana Offenses
11-07-1978
Proposition X: Election of Charter Commission
11-06-1979
Proposition N: Convention Center Parking
06-03-1980
Proposition L: One Cent Motor Fuel Tax
06-03-1980
Proposition O: Hotel Occupancy Tax
06-03-1980
Proposition R: Parking Tax
06-03-1980
Proposition S: Nonprofit Parking Revenues
11-04-1980
Proposition J: Salaries, Sewage Premium
11-04-1980
Proposition K: 20,000 Residential Housing Units
11-04-1980
Proposition L: Retirement Cost-of-Living Increase
11-04-1980
Proposition M: Taxation of Corporations
11-04-1980
Proposition Q: Rates of Payroll Expense Tax and Business Tax
06-08-1982
Proposition M: Acquisition of Fingerprint Computer
06-08-1982
Proposition N: P.G. & E. Rates
11-08-1983
Proposition K: Street Artist Annual Fee
11-08-1983
Proposition N: Military Aid to El Salvador
11-08-1983
Proposition O: Opposing Bilingual Ballots
11-08-1983
Proposition P: Smoking in Workplace (Smoking Pollution Control)
06-05-1984
Proposition J: Jail Cost Reimbursement
06-05-1984
Proposition K: Park Shadow Ban
11-06-1984
Proposition J: South African Investment Policy
11-05-1985
Proposition E: Meal Allowance Repeal
06-03-1986
Proposition F: Compensated Advocacy
06-03-1986
Proposition H: AIDS Research and Education Council
11-04-1986
Proposition M: Planning Initiative
11-04-1986
Proposition N: Oil Development Moratorium
06-02-1987
Proposition A: Polytechnic High Rezoning
06-02-1987
Proposition C: Executive Park Development
11-03-1987
Proposition R: Utility User Tax Repeal
11-03-1987
Proposition T: Public Land Sale to Require Voter Approval
11-03-1987
Proposition U: Nuclear Free Zone
11-03-1987
Proposition V: Consumer Boycott of South Africa Firms Because of Apartheid
12-08-1987
Proposition X: Air Rights and Easements over Robert C. Levy Tunnel for Housing
06-07-1988
Proposition M: Support for Hosting 1996 Olympics
11-08-1988
Proposition Q: Health Care Community Service
11-08-1988
Proposition S: U.S.S. Missouri Homeporting
11-08-1988
Proposition V: Police Horse Patrol
11-08-1988
Proposition X: Annual Balanced Budget
11-07-1989
Proposition B: Creation of and Sales Tax for Transportation Authority
11-07-1989
Proposition U: Community Based AIDS Research and Services
11-07-1989
Proposition V: Candlestick Park Improvements
06-05-1990
Proposition B: School Facilities Special Tax
06-05-1990
Proposition D: Neighborhood Beautification and Graffiti Cleanup Fund
06-05-1990
Proposition O: Hypodermic Syringes
11-06-1990
Proposition H: Waterfront Land Use
11-06-1990
Proposition K: Recognition of Domestic Partnerships
11-05-1991
Proposition O: Affirm First Amendment Right to Freedom of Speech
11-05-1991
Proposition P: Restore Hemp Medical Preparations to Available Medicines
11-05-1991
Proposition Q: Reduce Federal Military Budget by 10% Annually
06-02-1992
Proposition J: San Francisco as part of the proposed State of North California
11-03-1992
Proposition H: Residential Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Ordinance
11-03-1992
Proposition J: Prohibiting Harassing or Hounding Solicitation
11-03-1992
Proposition K: Geary Boulevard/Divisadero Street Special Use District
06-15-1993
Proposition A: School Sales Tax
11-02-1993
Proposition C: Sales Tax
11-02-1993
Proposition H: Radio Communication System Lease Financing
11-02-1993
Proposition V: Reforming General Assistance Program
11-02-1993
Proposition X: Elimination of Officeholder Accounts
11-02-1993
Proposition AA: Public Officials Ride Public Transportation
11-02-1993
Proposition BB: Police Puppet
06-07-1994
Proposition J: Loitering at or Near Cash Dispensing Machines
Editor’s Note:
Repealed by Proposition M, election of November 4, 2003.
06-07-1994
Proposition I: Extension of Rapid Transit Service into San Francisco International Airport
06-07-1994
Proposition K: Low-Income Rental Housing
11-08-1994
Proposition I: Rent Control
11-08-1994
Proposition J: Official and Outreach Newspapers
11-08-1994
Proposition L: Elections Task Force
11-08-1994
Proposition N: General Assistance Payments
11-08-1994
Proposition P: Ferry Building and Pier 52
11-08-1994
Proposition Q: Neighborhood Crime Prevention
11-08-1994
Proposition R: Youth Commission
11-07-1995
Proposition J: Municipal Railway Audit
11-07-1995
Proposition N: Campaign Finance Reform
03-26-1996
Proposition B: Northeast China Basin Special Use District
06-03-1997
Proposition F: Candlestick Point Special Use District
11-04-1997
Proposition F: Sale of Land at the Top of Mt. Davidson Park
11-04-1997
Proposition G: Regulation of Campaign Consultants
11-04-1997
Proposition H: Central Freeway Replacement Project
06-02-1998
Proposition F: Use of City Hall for City Governmental Business, Not Entertainment
06-02-1998
Proposition H: Water Consumption and Sewer Service Rates, Fees and Charges
06-02-1998
Proposition I: Citizens’ Right-to-Know Act of 1988
06-02-1998
Proposition J: Golden Gate Park Revitalization Act of 1988
06-02-1998
Proposition K: Use and Control of Treasure Island
06-02-1998
Proposition L: Presidio Land Use
11-03-1998
Proposition E: The Central Freeway Replacement Project Act of 1998
11-03-1998
Proposition F: Stadium Operator Admission Tax
11-03-1998
Proposition G: Residential Rent Stabilization and Arbitration
11-03-1998
Proposition H: Hotel Tax Surcharge
11-03-1998
Proposition I: Bay Bridge Rail Service
11-03-1998
Proposition J: Declaration of Policy, Universal Health Care
11-02-1999
Proposition F: ATM Surcharges
11-02-1999
Proposition G: The Sunshine Ordinance of 1999
11-02-1999
Proposition H: Downtown Caltrain Station
11-02-1999
Proposition I: Octavia Boulevard Plan
11-02-1999
Proposition K: Campaign Expenditure Limit
11-07-2000
Proposition H: Landlord/Renters Costs
11-07-2000
Proposition J: Taxpayer Protection Amendment of 2000
11-07-2000
Proposition O: Contribution Limits and Public Financing for Supervisorial Election Campaigns
11-07-2000
Proposition P: Environmental Cleanup for the Hunters Point Shipyard
11-07-2000
Proposition Q: Pedestrian Safety Fund
11-07-2000
Proposition R: Pier 45
11-06-2001
Proposition A: San Francisco Community College District General Obligation Bonds
11-06-2001
Proposition B: Solar Energy Revenue Bond
03-05-2002
Proposition F: Citizens’ General Obligation Bond Oversight Committee
03-05-2002
Proposition G: General Advertising Signs
11-05-2002
Proposition N: Care Not Cash Initiative for Homeless Individuals
11-05-2002
Proposition P: Public Utilities Revenue Bond Oversight Committee
11-05-2002
Proposition Q: Use of City Funds Prohibited for Political Activity
11-05-2002
Proposition S: Medical Marijuana
11-04-2003
Proposition I: Child Care for Low Income Families – Smart Start for San Francisco Kids
11-04-2003
Proposition J: Facilities for Homeless Seniors, Families with Children and Disabled Persons
11-04-2003
Proposition K: Sales Tax for Transportation
11-04-2003
Proposition L: Minimum Wage
11-04-2003
Proposition M: Aggressive Solicitation Ban
03-02-2004
Regional Measure 2: Regional Traffic Relief Plan
03-02-2004
Proposition I: Replacement of Diesel Buses
11-02-2004
Proposition H: Naming the Stadium at Candlestick Point as Candlestick Park
11-02-2004
Proposition I: Economic Analysis of Legislation
11-02-2004
Proposition N: Withdrawing U.S. Military Personnel from Iraq
11-02-2004
Proposition O: Use of Sales Tax Funds
11-08-2005
Proposition F: Neighborhood Firehouse Protection Act
11-08-2005
Proposition G: Access to Underground Parking at Golden Gate Park
11-08-2005
Proposition H: Prohibiting Sale, Manufacture and Distribution of Firearms
11-08-2005
Proposition I: Policy Initiative, U.S. Military Recruiters in Schools
06-06-2006
Proposition B: Eviction Disclosure Ordinance
11-07-2006
Proposition D: Protection of Private Information
11-07-2006
Proposition F: Paid Sick Leave
11-07-2006
Proposition G: Small Business Protection Act
11-07-2006
Proposition H: Relocation Assistance for No-Fault Tenant Removal
11-07-2006
Proposition I: Mayor to Appear Monthly at a Board of Supervisors Meeting
11-07-2006
Proposition J: Calling for the Impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney
11-07-2006
Proposition K: Policy Relating to the Housing Needs of Seniors and Disabled Adults
11-06-2007
Proposition G: Establishing Golden Gate Park Stables Matching Fund
11-06-2007
Proposition I: Office of Small Business and Small Business Assistance Center
11-06-2007
Proposition J: Free City-Wide Wireless High-Speed Internet Network
11-06-2007
Proposition K: Restrict Advertising on Street Furniture and City Buildings
06-03-2008
Proposition A: School Parcel Tax (Quality Teacher and Education Act of 2008)
06-03-2008
Proposition G: Bayview Jobs, Parks and Housing Initiative
06-03-2008
Proposition H: Contractor Campaign Contribution Limits
11-04-2008
Proposition M: Prohibit Specific Acts of Harassment of Tenants by Landlords
11-04-2008
Proposition N: Changing Real Property Transfer Tax Rates
11-04-2008
Proposition O: Emergency Response Fee, Access Line Tax, and Telephone Users Tax
11-04-2008
Proposition Q: Payroll Expense Tax
11-04-2008
Proposition S: Budget Set-Asides and Identification of Replacement Funds
11-04-2008
Proposition T: Treatment on Demand Act (Free and Low-Cost Substance Abuse Treatment Programs)
11-04-2008
Proposition U: Funding the Deployment of Armed Forces in Iraq
11-04-2008
Proposition V: Terminating JROTC Programs in Public High Schools
11-03-2009
Proposition C: Candlestick Park Naming Rights
11-03-2009
Proposition E: Advertisements on City Property
06-08-2010
Proposition A: School Facilities Special Tax
06-08-2010
Proposition E: Budget Line Item for Police Department Security for City Officials and Dignitaries
06-08-2010
Proposition G: Transbay Transit Center
11-02-2010
Proposition I: Saturday Voting
11-02-2010
Proposition L: Sitting or Lying on Sidewalks (Promotion of Civil Sidewalks)
11-02-2010
Proposition N: Real Property Transfer Tax
11-02-2010
Proposition AA: Vehicle Registration Fee
06-05-2012
Proposition B: Coit Tower Policy
11-06-2012
Proposition A: City College Special Tax Authorization
11-06-2012
Proposition E: Gross Receipts Tax, Payroll Tax, and Business Registration Amendments
11-06-2012
Proposition G: Political Campaign Contributions and Spending (Opposition to Citizens United)
11-05-2013
Proposition D: Direct Negotiations with Drug Manufacturers Regarding Drug Prices
06-03-2014
Proposition B: Waterfront Height Limit Right to Vote Act
11-04-2014
Proposition B: Required Annual Appropriation from the General Fund to the Transportation Fund
11-04-2014
Proposition C: Children’s Fund; Public Education Enrichment Fund; Our Children, Our Families Council; Rainy Day Reserves
11-04-2014
Proposition D: Retiree Benefits for Employees of Former Redevelopment Agency
11-04-2014
Proposition F: Union Iron Works Historic District Housing, Waterfront Parks, Jobs and Preservation Initiative
11-04-2014
Proposition I: Increased Usage of Children’s Playgrounds, Walking Trails, and Athletic Fields Act
11-04-2014
Proposition J: Minimum Wage
11-04-2014
Proposition K: Commitment to Construct or Rehabilitate No less than 30,000 New Homes by 2020
11-03-2015
Proposition B: Compensation During Parental Leave
11-03-2015
Proposition C: Expenditure Lobbyists; Registration; Monthly Disclosures
11-03-2015
Proposition D: Mission Rock Affordable Housing, Parks, Jobs and Historic Preservation Initiative
11-03-2015
Proposition H: Clean Energy Full Disclosure Ordinance
11-03-2015
Proposition J: Legacy Business Registry, Historic Preservation Fund
11-03-2015
Proposition K: Surplus Public Lands Ordinance
06-07-2016
Proposition B: Park, Recreation and Open Space Fund
06-07-2016
Proposition C: Housing Trust Fund
06-07-2016
Proposition D: Investigations of Officer-Involved Shootings
06-07-2016
Proposition E: Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Amendments
06-07-2016
Proposition AA: San Francisco Bay Clean Water, Pollution Prevention and Habitat Restoration Measure
11-08-2016
Proposition B: San Francisco Community College District, Local Control Funding Measure B
11-08-2016
Proposition O: Hunters Point Shipyard/Candlestick Point Jobs Stimulus Proposition
11-08-2016
Proposition Q: Tent Encampments on Public Sidewalks
11-08-2016
Proposition T: Restrict Gifts and Campaign Contributions from Lobbyists
11-08-2016
Proposition V: Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
11-08-2016
Proposition W: Real Property Transfer Tax
11-08-2016
Proposition X: Limitation on Conversion of Production, Distribution, and Repair Use, Institutional Community Use, and Arts Activities Use
06-05-2018
Proposition A: Public Utilities Revenue Bonds
06-05-2018
Proposition B: Prohibiting Appointed Commissioners from Running for Office
06-05-2018
Proposition C: Additional Tax on Commercial Rents Mostly to Fund Child Care and Education
06-05-2018
Proposition E: Prohibiting Tobacco Retailers from Selling Flavored Tobacco Products
06-05-2018
Proposition F: City-Funded Legal Representation for Residential Tenants in Eviction Lawsuits
06-05-2018
Proposition G: Parcel Tax for San Francisco Unified School District
11-06-2018
Proposition A: Embarcadero Seawall Earthquake Safety Bond
11-06-2018
Proposition B: City Privacy Guidelines
11-06-2018
Proposition C: Additional Business Taxes to Fund Homeless Services
11-06-2018
Proposition D: Additional Tax on Cannabis Businesses; Expanding the Businesses Subject to Business Taxes
11-06-2018
Proposition E: Partial Allocation of Hotel Tax for Arts and Cultural Purposes
11-05-2019
Proposition A: San Francisco Affordable Housing Bonds
11-05-2019
Proposition B: Department of Disability and Aging Services
11-05-2019
Proposition D: Traffic Congestion Mitigation Tax
11-05-2019
Proposition E: Affordable Housing and Educator Housing
11-05-2019
Proposition F: Campaign Contributions and Campaign Advertisements