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WATERFRONT HEIGHT LIMIT RIGHT TO VOTE ACT


Be it ordained by the People of the City and County of San Francisco:

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Title

This measure shall be known and may be cited as the Waterfront Hei ht !imit "i ht To #ote $ct%

SECTION 2.

Findings and Decla ati!ns

The People of the City and County of San Francisco declare their findin s and purposes in enactin this &nitiati'e to be as follows: Whereas( the San Francisco waterfront is an irreplaceable public resource of the hi hest

Whereas( San Francisco holds the waterfront in trust for the People of California) Whereas( it is in the interest of San Francisco to preser'e a uni*ue and 'ibrant 'ital waterfront with ade*uate public 'iews of( and access to( the City and San Francisco Bay) Whereas reasonable buildin hei ht limits on the San Francisco waterfront ha'e been instrumental in pre'entin the historic waterfront from becomin blocked and walled off by lu+ury hi h,rises and tall pri'ate buildin s as has happened on many waterfronts around the country) Therefore the people of San Francisco declare that it is the policy of the City and County of San Francisco that:

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The e+istin ma+imum buildin hei ht limits on the San Francisco waterfront shall be preser'ed and shall not be increased unless a hei ht limit increase is appro'ed by San Francisco 'oters2

SECTION ".

Wate # !nt Heig$t Li%it Rig$t T! V!te Re&'i e%ent

Section 3-242- is added to the San Francisco $dministrati'e Code as follows:

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7o city a ency or officer may take( or permit to be taken( any action to permit de'elopment located in whole or in part on the waterfront to e+ceed at any point the buildin and structure hei ht limits in effect as of 8anuary -( .1-9( which are set forth in San Francisco Plannin Code $rticle .24( unless a hei ht limit increase for the de'elopment has been appro'ed by a 'ote of the electors of the City and County of San Francisco2

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$ny ballot measure placed before the electors to appro'e increased hei ht limits for de'elopment on the waterfront must specify both the e+istin and proposed hei ht limits in the ballot *uestion2 The failure to specify both the e+istin and proposed hei ht limits in the ballot *uestion shall render such an increase in hei ht limits 'oid2

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For the purposes of this Section( the term waterfront% means land transferred to the City and County of San Francisco pursuant to Chapter -000 of the Statutes of -:3;( as well as any other property which is owned by or under the control of the Port Commission of San Francisco as of 8anuary -( .1-9 or ac*uired thereafter2

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 &f any pro'ision of this &nitiati'e or any application thereof to any person or circumstance is held in'alid( such in'alidity shall not affect any pro'ision or application of this &nitiati'e that can be i'en effect without the in'alid pro'ision or application2 To this end( the pro'isions of this &nitiati'e are se'erable2 SECTION *. Se)e a+ilit, &n accordance with the pro'isions of California <lections Code section :.-=( if a ma>ority of the 'oters 'ote in fa'or of the &nitiati'e( the &nitiati'e shall o into effect -1 days after the 'ote is declared by the Board of Super'isors2 SECTION (. E##ecti)e Date

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