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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
Ballot and voting information for San Diego County.
This is an archive of a past election.

November 8, 2016California General Election

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City of San Diego
Ballot Measures

Measure C — ["The Convadium Plan" or "The Chargers' Plan"]

Failing 237,597 votes yes (43.64%) 306,887 votes no (56.36%)

Should the measure be adopted to: increase San Diego's hotel occupancy tax by 6% to build a City-owned downtown professional football stadium and convention center project, and fund tourism marketing; effect the project financing, design, construction, use, management, and maintenance, including a $650,000,000 contribution and 30-year commitment by a professional football entity; end Tourism Marketing District assessments; adopt a development ordinance, and related land use, sign, and zoning laws?

This measure's approval threshold could be affected by legal issues currently before the California Supreme Court.

Measure D — ["The Briggs Citizens Plan"]

Failing 211,739 votes yes (41.12%) 303,144 votes no (58.88%)

Should the measure be adopted to: among other provisions, increase San Diego's hotel occupancy tax up to 5%; end Tourism Marketing District; allow hoteliers to create assessment districts and use hotel occupancy taxes for a downtown convention center and not a stadium; prohibit onsite expansion of existing convention center; create downtown overlay zone for convention and sports facilities; create environmental processes; and allow Qualcomm stadium property's sale for educational and park uses?

This measure's approval threshold could be affected by legal issues currently before the California Supreme Court.

Measure E

Passing 419,748 votes yes (87.06%) 62,400 votes no (12.94%)

Shall the Charter be amended to include a new article adding: incapacity, felony conviction, and removal as grounds for vacancies in office; a procedure for calling a special election to remove an officer for cause; a revised procedure for filling vacancies; to require the City Attorney be a licensed attorney; and to define authority during vacancies and enforcement of office forfeiture?

Measure F

Passing 317,803 votes yes (68.27%) 147,720 votes no (31.73%)

Shall the City Charter be amended to change the term of service required of Deputy City Attorneys, for protection from termination or suspension without good cause, from two years or more of continuous service to one year or more of continuous service, which protection would continue not to apply to layoffs due to lack of work or insufficient appropriations?

Measure G

Passing 404,803 votes yes (83.09%) 82,372 votes no (16.91%)

Shall section 43(d) of the City Charter be amended to rename the Citizens' Review Board on Police Practices as the Community Review Board on Police Practices, to replace references to "City Manager" with "Mayor and City Council," and to require the board to review all deaths occurring while someone is in the custody of the San Diego Police Department and all police officer-related shootings?

Measure H

Passing 360,127 votes yes (77.09%) 107,047 votes no (22.91%)

Shall the City Charter be amended to: require contracts for public works, goods, services, and consultants to be awarded through a competitive process in accordance with rules adopted by ordinance, remove the position of Purchasing Agent, eliminate the requirement to publish certain notices in printed newspapers, and update other provisions consistent with state law?

Measure I

Passing 383,025 votes yes (77.92%) 108,565 votes no (22.08%)

Shall City Charter section 55 be amended to authorize the City Council to lease the dedicated park property in Balboa Park currently occupied by San Diego High School, to the San Diego Unified School District for educational, cultural, recreational, and civic programs and activities, provided that the property is used for a public high school?

Measure J

Passing 336,810 votes yes (71.1%) 136,933 votes no (28.9%)

Shall Charter section 55.2 be amended to: increase, from 25% to 35%, the allocation of annual Mission Bay Park lease revenues exceeding $20 million, for capital improvements in San Diego Regional Parks; allow Council to add City-owned parkland to Mission Bay Park's boundaries; combine and coordinate construction of Mission Bay Park improvements identified in this section; and extend operation of this section until 2069?

Measure K

Passing 280,075 votes yes (59.03%) 194,412 votes no (40.97%)

Shall the Charter be amended to eliminate the provision that elects a candidate for Mayor, City Attorney, or Councilmember to office if the candidate receives a majority vote in the June primary election, and instead require a run-off election at the November general election between the two candidates who received the most votes in the primary election?

Measure L

Passing 305,638 votes yes (65.79%) 158,911 votes no (34.21%)

Shall the Charter be amended to require qualified citizens' initiative and referendum measures to be submitted to voters on the next November general election ballot and not at a June primary election, unless the Council chooses to submit the measure to voters prior to that election?

Measure M

Passing 328,588 votes yes (66.41%) 166,171 votes no (33.59%)

Shall the voters increase by 38,680 the maximum number of housing units the City and certain other public agencies are allowed to help develop, construct, or acquire for people with low incomes, without this ballot measure approving specific housing units, providing funds for development, removing requirements that otherwise apply, or taking any other action?

Measure N

Passing 351,088 votes yes (68.68%) 160,109 votes no (31.32%)

If California voters approve Proposition 64 legalizing marijuana in the state, shall the City adopt an ordinance imposing a gross receipts tax, for general revenue purposes, on non-medical cannabis (also known as marijuana) businesses operating in the City, initially set at 5% and increasing to 8% on July 1, 2019, having a maximum rate of 15%, generating an undetermined amount of revenue and continuing indefinitely?

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Voters to tackle removing wayward officials, contracting changes — October 25, 2016 San Diego Union-Tribune
Football stadium proposal among 12 on City of San Diego Nov. 8 ballot — October 19, 2016 Rancho Bernardo & 4S Ranch News Journal / San Diego Union-Tribune
2016 VOTER GUIDE — October 12, 2016 San Diego City Beat
A Guide to the Latest Bananas Ballot Developments — September 23, 2016 Voice of San Diego
The Ultimate Guide to the Local Ballot Measures — September 6, 2016 Voice of San Diego

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