Here's what you need to know to decide how to vote on San Francisco's Proposition E.

Prop E - City Responsibility for Street Trees and Sidewalks

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 E? We hope the brief voter guide below will help you decide!

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What Is Prop E?

Prop E would make the city government, rather than property owners, responsible for maintaining trees on public sidewalks and repairing damage to sidewalks caused by those trees.

Such maintenance would be paid for by setting aside $19 million annually from the city’s General Fund.

Who Supports Prop E?

Key supporters of Proposition E include: Supervisors John Avalos, Eric Mar, and Scott Wiener.

Supporters argue that Prop E would remove personal liability from property owners for tree-related trip-and-fall injuries on pubic sidewalks and for injuries or property damage due to falling limbs or trees.

Proponents also argue that the proposition would put the city on the right path for future planning of new trees in all neighborhoods, which will not only help to increase the beauty of San Francisco but also improve the environment.

Who Opposes Prop E?

No official opposition to Proposition E was submitted.

Learn More about Prop E

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

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