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PREFACE TO THE TRANSPORTATION CODE
Proposition A, titled "Transit Reform, Parking Regulation and Emissions Reductions," was adopted by the voters on November 7, 2007. Proposition A amended the San Francisco Charter to give the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency additional authority in several areas, such as approving contracts, hiring, setting employee pay rates and proposing revenue measures. Proposition A also expanded MTA power to adopt many parking and traffic regulations, and to install many traffic control devices that had previously required the approval of the Board of Supervisors. Proposition A provides that actions related to stop signs, bicycle lanes, preferential parking zones, parking meter zones, parking time limits, and disabled parking privileges may be reviewed by the Board of Supervisors if the Board of Supervisors enacts an ordinance establishing review procedures for those items.
Proposition A required the Board of Supervisors to enact implementing legislation within 90 days of its effective date to repeal all of the provisions of the Traffic Code that were inconsistent with Proposition A. Accordingly, Transportation Code Division I was passed by the Board of Supervisors on March 18, 2008, and approved by the Mayor on March 24, 2008 (see Ord. 45-08, File No. 080236).
Proposition A gave the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors legislative authority to enact any parking and traffic regulations that are not preempted by state law or reserved to the Board of Supervisors. The Municipal Transportation Agency took advantage of this opportunity to update the parking and traffic laws that had been initially enacted in 1940. Pursuant to the authority granted to it by Proposition A, the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors enacted Division II of the Transportation Code on July 1, 2008 (see SFMTA Bd. Res. 08-120). Together, Divisions I and II make up the San Francisco Transportation Code, which took effect on July 2, 2008, and superseded the former Traffic Code in its entirety.
This electronic version of the City and County of San Francisco Municipal Code is updated as amending legislation is approved. New Ordinance Notices or New Resolution Notices are inserted where applicable to call the user's attention to material that has been affected by legislation that has been passed but is not yet effective. Any references to such legislation are also compiled in a table at the end of this Code. The amendments are then incorporated into the Code when they become effective.
Beginning with legislation passed in 2011, all ordinances affecting this Code are summarized in a table that lists the identifying information (ordinance and file numbers), effective date, short title, and sections affected for each such ordinance. Beginning with the resolution passed April 5, 2011, SFMTA Resolutions affecting this Code are summarized in a similar table. Users should note that the operative date of an ordinance may be later than the effective date of the ordinance. A delayed operative date will be noted in the ordinance.
This Code may contain various Editor's Notes (explaining the disposition of or cross referencing various provisions), and/or Codification Notes (documenting scrivener's errors and the like found in the underlying ordinances). Such notes have been inserted by the publisher for the convenience of the user or as historical references. They have not been approved or adopted by the City and County of San Francisco, and are of no legal force or effect.