“From the beginning, this case has been about upholding the will of the voters. “
SAN FRANCISCO (July 27, 2021) — City Attorney Dennis Herrera issued the following statement today after the First District Court of Appeal upheld the trial court’s ruling in San Francisco’s favor on Proposition G from the June 2018 ballot:
“The courts have once again affirmed the principle that when voters act through the initiative process, a simple majority vote is all that’s required. We were the first public law office to take that position, and we were proud to do so, because we had the facts, the law and the will of the people on our side. From the beginning, this case has been about upholding the will of the voters. The voters spoke clearly about funding education for San Francisco’s children, and now the courts have once again upheld the voters’ decision.”
Prop. G authorized the City to collect a parcel tax to fund the San Francisco Unified School District, including salaries and benefits for teachers and other educational staff. It passed with more than 60% of the vote on the June 2018 ballot.