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PropositionA
TitleSan Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center Earthquake Safety Bonds, 2008
Date11/4/2008
Vote CountYes: 300,595 / No: 58,049
Percentage of votesYes: 83.81% / No: 16.19%
Percentage of votes required to pass66 2/3%
Pass or FailP
How it was placed on the ballot
KindBond Measure easure
DescriptionTo ensure the availability of San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center in the event of a natural disaster or emergency, by building and/or rebuilding and improving the earthquake safety of the hospital and to pay related costs necessary or convenient for the foregoing purposes, shall the City and County of San Francisco issue $887,400,000 in general obligation bonds subject to independent oversight and regular audits?
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