The Presidential Memorial Commission was successful in their petition to add a measure to the San Francisco ballot in the November election asking voters to decide on renaming of the Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant to the “George W Bush Sewage Plant” (see my previous post).
Officials at the Department of Elections announced today that the citizens’ initiative to rename the Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant the George W. Bush Sewage Plant has qualified for the November 4th San Francisco ballot. Voters will decide on the measure in the general election alongside the presidential election, numerous statewide initiatives, and an expected 20 to 30 local measures.
“We want to thank the dozens of people who volunteered to campaign throughout the city, and the thousands of San Franciscans who lined up to sign this petition to pay tribute to our President,” said initiative co-author Brian McConnell. “With over 100 volunteers, we were able to run a citywide campaign with no donations, no paid signature gatherers – it was a 100% grassroots voter movement.”
The Presidential Memorial Commission is planning a creative, art-driven general election campaign, and is putting out a general call for support from artists who want to design flyers, billboards and other attention-getting devices. “We’re hoping for an election campaign like no other,” said Mr. McConnell.
While the measure is only being presented to San Francisco voters, voters worldwide can contribute to the general election campaign by donating artwork and funds at www.presidentialmemorial.org
The story recently showed up on Countdown With Keith Olbermann.
See Previously: San Francisco Proposal For George W Bush Sewage Plant
UPDATE: This is now on the San Francisco election ballot as Proposition R.
photo by Akit