May 23, 2013
San Francisco’s voter guide is one for the booksAt 500+ pages, guide will cost almost $2M to produce and send
It certainly doesn’t stack up to David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest
, Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged
or Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace
, but this fall’s voter’s guide in San Francisco will certainly help prop open just about any door.
The voter’s guide for the 2013 fall election will clock in at more than 500 pages.
The phonebook-sized guide is courtesy of a city law that requires the full text of a referendum, as it was presented during the signature drive, to appear in the voter’s guide.
The legal text for the referendum — regarding the height of a condo project — includes numerous pages of text from the city’s planning commission, board of supervisor meeting testimony and environmental studies.
“If printed with the referendum, this would be San Francisco's largest voter guide,” explained Jon Arntz, director of elections for San Francisco
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