Board of Supervisors Meeting

Agenda [PDF]

Of note:

8. 140509 [General Obligation Bond Election – Transportation and Road Improvement – $500,000,000]
Sponsors: Mayor; Tang, Chiu, Wiener, Avalos, Kim, Breed, Farrell, Mar, Yee, Cohen and Campos

Ordinance calling and providing for a special election to be held in the City and County of San Francisco on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, for the purpose of submitting to San Francisco voters a proposition to incur the following bonded debt of the City and County: $500,000,000 to finance the construction, acquisition, and improvement of certain transportation and transit related improvements, and related costs necessary or convenient for the foregoing purposes; authorizing landlords to pass-through 50% of the resulting property tax increase to residential tenants under Administrative Code, Chapter 37; providing for the levy and collection of taxes to pay both principal and interest on such bonds; incorporating the provisions of Administrative Code, Sections 5.30-5.36; setting certain procedures and requirements for the election; finding that a portion of the
proposed bond is not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and adopting findings under CEQA, CEQA Guidelines, and Administrative Code, Chapter 31, for the remaining portion of the bond; and finding that the proposed bond is in conformity with the eight priority policies of Planning Code, Section 101.1(b), and with the General Plan consistency requirement of Charter, Section 4.105, and Administrative Code, Section 2A.53.

56. 140556 [Charter Amendment – Population-Based Adjustment to General Fund Appropriation to the Transportation Fund]
Sponsor: Wiener

Charter Amendment (Second Draft) to amend the Charter of the City and County of San Francisco to adjust the required annual appropriation from the General Fund to the Transportation Fund annually to reflect increases in the population of San Francisco,
subject to discontinuation by the Mayor if the voters enact a new general tax on vehicles registered to a San Francisco address, at an election to be held on November 4, 2014; and making environmental findings.


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