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Meeting Information

Budget and Policy Committee

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March 5, 2003

5:30 P.M.

City Hall, Room 400

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Order of Business:

1.         Call to Order, Flag Salute and Roll Call.


2.         Public comment on items appearing or not appearing on the agenda that are within the jurisdiction of the Budget and Policy Committee.


  1. (a)  Discussion and possible action to recommend that Board of Supervisors amend the Municipal Elections Code to:


●          conform the Code to recent changes in the Charter;


●          specify the public examination periods for each category of material submitted for publication in the Voter Information Pamphlet;


●          modify the deadlines for delivery of the Voter Information Pamphlet to the post office prior to each general and run-off election;


●          specify language for inclusion in the Voter Information Pamphlet concerning ballot measures which concern the same subject matter and which may have conflicting provisions;


●          explicitly incorporate the State law that applies to local ballot designations;


●          explicitly state the rules concerning ballot printing following the death of a candidate;


●          authorize the Chancellor of the Community College District as well as the Superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District to nominate a reading specialist for appointment to the Ballot Simplification Committee;


●          eliminate the requirement that the League of Women Voters nominate one appointee to the Ballot Simplification Committee;


●          correct outdated code references;


●          clarify ambiguous language and codify departmental practice;


●          eliminate redundancy; and


●          add subheadings for subsections. 



(b)  Discussion and possible recommendation that the Board of Supervisors amend the Administrative Code to change the deadline for the Board  to adopt an ordinance to call a bond election and submit a bond measure to the voters, from 99 to 102 days before an election.  This change would make the Administrative Code consistent with Municipal Elections Code section 300(a) (providing the general rule that the Board must submit bond measures no later than 102 days before an election).


3.       Public comments on matters not appearing on the agenda that are within the

jurisdiction of the Budget and Policy Committee.