KNOW BEFORE YOU VOTE
Proposition A is a multi-issue charter change that will appear on your ballot in the May 6 Election.
MAYOR RON NIRENBERG has expressed his objections to this charter amendment because it misleads voters on what the city can do, and it hides the most harmful elements that could put small businesses, churches, nonprofits, and the elderly at risk.
MAYOR NIRENBERG shares the goal of reducing unnecessary incarceration of offenders who pose no risk to others. Continue reading below for additional background and facts before you vote.
Election Day May 6
Early Voting April 24 - May 2
CITE & RELEASE
This expansion and revision of cite and release removes officer discretion for these crimes and ignores the victims, from small businesses, to nonprofits, to any working family who wakes up to a smashed car window or tagged wall. That’s why Mayor Nirenberg believes we should leave it to the officers and the courts, not the City Charter, to find the best ways to help low-level offenders avoid jail, but still get the structure they need to help make the victims of theft and property damage whole again.
DECRIMINALIZING MARIJUANA POSSESSION
Proposition A would end enforcement of low-level marijuana possession by prohibiting police officers from issuing citations or making arrests for class A or B misdemeanor marijuana possession.