Local Ballot Measure and Argument Information
Pursuant to local law, this pamphlet includes the following information related to local ballot measures:
1. The identification of each measure by letter and title,
2. The City Attorney’s statement or question,
3. The Ballot Simplification Committee’s digest (summary),
4. The Controller's financial analysis,
5. An explanation of how the measure qualified to be on the ballot,
6. The legal text which begins on page 110, and
7. Any additional information required by the San Francisco Municipal Elections Code (SFMEC) §500.
The following arguments may be provided for a local ballot measure:
1. One proponent’s argument selected in accordance with SFMEC §545 and printed free of charge,
2. One opponent’s argument selected in accordance with SFMEC §545 and printed free of charge,
3. One rebuttal to each of the measure’s proponent’s or opponent’s arguments, selected in accordance with SFMEC §550 and printed free of charge.
4. Any paid arguments, submitted in accordance with SFMEC §555-570. (All of the paid arguments in favor of a measure are printed together, followed by all paid arguments opposed to that measure. All arguments are strictly the opinions of their authors and are printed as submitted, including any typographical, spelling, or grammatical errors).
Recall Contest as Ballot Measure
The District Attorney prosecutes criminal court cases for the City and County of San Francisco. The term of office for the District Attorney is four years. The District Attorney is paid $312,780 per year.
The District Attorney recall measure appears on the ballot in this election due to the certification of recall petition in November 2021 (per local law, a “measure” includes a local recall contest). If more voters choose “Yes” than “No” in the recall contest, the Mayor will appoint a replacement to serve the remainder of the four-year term for the recalled official. Regardless of the outcome of this election, the District Attorney contest will appear again on the November 2023 ballot for the next full-term starting January 2024.
Recall Statements of Reasons and Answer
Pursuant to California Elections Code §11325, proponents’ Statement of Reasons for the recall along with the Answer by the official sought to be recalled have been published in this pamphlet on page 97.