§ 545.

PROPONENT AND OPPONENT ARGUMENTS; SELECTION IF MORE THAN ONE SUBMITTED

a.

In the event more than one argument is submitted for selection as the “proponent’s” argument for or “opponent’s” argument against any measure, the Director of Elections shall no later than 2:00 p.m. on the eighty-second day prior to the election select the argument to be published according to the order of priority shown herein.

1.

Arguments supporting a measure:

A.

The proponent of an initiative petition; or the Mayor, the Board of Supervisors or four members of the Board of Supervisors if the measure is submitted by the same;

B.

The Board of Supervisors, or any member or members designated by motion of the Board;

C.

The Mayor;

D.

Any individual registered San Francisco voter, group of registered San Francisco voters, association or organization, or combination thereof.

2.

Arguments opposing a measure:

A.

In the case of a referendum, the person who files a referendum petition with the Board of Supervisors;

B.

The Board of Supervisors, or any member or members designated by motion of the Board;

C.

The Mayor;

D.

Any individual registered San Francisco voter, group of registered San Francisco voters, association or organization, or combination thereof.

b.

In the event that more than one argument is submitted for or against a measure at any given level of priority and no argument entitled to higher priority is submitted, the Director of Elections shall select the “proponent’s” or “opponent’s” argument by lot from among all arguments at the highest level of priority.

History

(Added by Ord. 429-97, App. 11/17/97; Ord. 291-06, File No. 061375, App. 11/29/2006)

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