Election Round-Up: Construction, Transit and Sewage

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2008  |  Updated 10:18 AM PDT
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Election Round-Up: Construction, Transit and Sewage

Good morning, hardy cable news watchers. If you're not too hungover from last night, you've surely heard a bit about what's passed and what hasn't. Here's Curbed SF's roundup:

Prop A) Slam dunk: The nearly $1 billion bond to squeeze a brand new cylindrical SF General Hospital between two historical buildings was briefly marketed at an auspicious $888 million for the city's Chinese residents. Did it work? Whatever: The new building, which raised some heckles with its proposed helipad, passed 84 percent to 16 percent. Not really a close one.
Prop B) Fail: Oh, snap! By a margin of 1.08 percent, San Franciscans have decided not to set aside a portion of the city budget for affordable housing. Off the top of our heads, we can name a couple of really unhappy people right now.
Prop D) Passed: An apparent no-brainer for voters, the promise of a Ferry Building sibling with 3 million square feet of offices, restaurants, and shops at Pier 70 convinced 68 percent of voters to pull the yes lever. Prop D will allow the use of a percentage of new taxes, i.e. the hotel room kind, to pay off bonds that would fund the project.
Prop R) Fail: 69 percent of people don't want our outgoing president's name on a sewage treatment plant. 'Nuff said.
And we'd be remiss if we didn't mention Prop 1A) Passed: Transit geeks rejoice. The high-speed train between SF and LA is getting $10 billion, thanks to 52.3 percent of voters.
· Department of Elections: Election Summary [SF Gov]
· Election results for San Francisco propositions [SF Gate]
· Election Night Results - CA Secretary of State [Sec. of State]
· Let the Campaign Begin: SF General or Bust [Curbed SF]
· Condo Crisis: Enter Prop B [Curbed SF]
· Prop D: Fun With Waterfront Revitalization [Curbed SF]
· Prop R: All Fun and Games— Until It's On the Ballot [Curbed SF]
· Senate Says: We Want High Speed Rail! [Curbed SF]

For more stories from Curbed SF, go to sf.curbed.com.

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