Here's what you need to know to decide how to vote on San Francisco's Proposition T.

Prop T - Restrictions on Gifts and Campaign Contributions from Lobbyists

ICYMI: the 2016 election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, with early voting kicking off at San Francisco’s City Hall on Tuesday, October 11.

In addition to voting for officials at the local, state, and national level, San Franciscans will face a decision on 17 state ballot initiatives and 25 local propositions.

Not sure how to vote on Proposition T? We hope the brief voter guide below will help you decide!

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What Is Prop T?

Prop T would change some of the rules regarding lobbyists and the way they interact with city officials.

The details:

  • Lobbyists would be prohibited from making campaign contributions to a local elected official.
  • They would also be prohibited from bundling contributions on behalf of an official, if the lobbyist is registered to lobby his or her agency.
  • General prohibition on lobbyists providing gifts to city officials.
  • Lobbyists would also be required to identify which local agencies they intend to lobby.

Who Supports Prop T?

Key supporters of Proposition T include: the San Francisco Ethics Commission.

Prop T was supported by a unanimous vote of the city’s Ethics Commission. As the San Francisco Chronicle put it, “This measure is an incremental step in the long game of moderating money in politics.”

Who Opposes Prop T?

No official opposition has been submitted in response to Prop T.

Learn More about Prop T

To learn more, read the full text of Proposition T.

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