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

Prop L - Increasing Authority of Board of Supervisors Over SFMTA

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

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What Is Prop L?

Prop L would increase the authority of the Board of Supervisors over the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA).

The details:

  • Currently, the Mayor appoints all seven members of the SFMTA Board of Directors, who are all subject to approval by the Board of Supervisors.
  • Under Prop L, the Mayor would appoint just four members, subject to approval by the Board of Supervisors. The remaining three members would be appointed by the Board of Supervisors.
  • Reduce from seven to six, the number of votes required for the Board of Supervisors to reject the SFMTA’s proposed budget.

Who Supports Prop L?

Key supporters of Proposition L include: Supervisors David CamposJane KimNorman Yee, and Aaron Peskin.

Supporters argue that Prop L would create a better balance of authority over SFMTA between the Mayor’s Office and Board of Supervisors, leading to increased oversight and accountability.

Who Opposes Prop L?

Key opponents of Prop L include: Supervisor Scott Wiener.

Opponents argue that Prop L is unnecessary, as the Board of Supervisors already has ample input on SFMTA appointments and budget.

Learn More about Prop L

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

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