San Francisco Quake Bond Passes With 79% Vote

June 11, 2010

A $412 million bond measure aimed at improving San Francisco’s earthquake safety and emergency response has passed with about 79 percent of the vote.

The San Francisco Department of Elections says Proposition B received more than 79,000 votes. About 21,000 voters cast ballots against the measure, which required a 2/3 majority to pass.

Proposition B will provide $104 million to upgrade the city’s aging auxiliary water supply system for firefighting and $243 million to build a new public safety building in the Mission Bay neighborhood.

It also will provide money to make seismic upgrades at neighborhood fire stations.

The bipartisan measure was backed by Mayor Gavin Newsom, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, the Chamber of Commerce and the Labor Council.

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