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Petition and Ballot Measure Processes

Making a Difference
A beginner's guide to affecting municipal laws in the City of San Diego.

Initiative Petition Process
How to file an initiative petition to propose a legislative act or to propose an amendment or repeal of an existing legislative act.

Charter Amendment Process
How to file an initiative petition to amend the San Diego City Charter as dictated by state law.

Referendary Petition Process
How to file a referendary petition to repeal a legislative act adopted by the City Council within thirty (30) calendar days after the final passage of the legislative act.

Recall Petition Process
How to file a recall petition for the removal of an elected official from office.

Ballot Measure Arguments
A basic guide to writing and filing ballot arguments for or against City of San Diego ballot measures.