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

Prop X - Replacement Space Requirement for Development Projects

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

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What Is Prop X?

Prop X would require developers in the Mission and South of Market neighborhoods to build replacement space if they remove:

  • production, distribution, and repair (PDR) space of 5,000 square feet or more
  • institutional community (IC) space of 2,500 or more
  • arts activity spaces of any size

Who Supports Prop X?

Key supporters of Proposition X include: Supervisors David Campos, Jane Kim. Norman Yee, and Aaron Peskin and the San Francisco Democratic Party.

Supporters argue that Prop X would “protect the very best of San Francisco” by requiring developers in SOMA and the Mission to replace spaces occupied by arts, blue-collar businesses, and non-profit community services when new projects would demolish or replace those spaces.

Who Opposes Prop X?

Key opponents of Prop X include: Gabriel Metcalf of SPUR, Kate Sofis of SFMade (association of San Francisco manufacturers), and Tim Colen of the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition.

Opponents argue that, while “we all want to keep arts, industry, and non-profits” in San Francisco, Prop X “is the wrong way to do it.”

Opponents also contend that Prop X would hurt housing production and affordability and produce the wrong type of replacement space for industry and the arts.

Learn More about Prop X

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

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