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PropositionJ
TitleTaxicabs
Date11/5/1996
Vote CountYes: 87,014 / No: 170,509
Percentage of votesYes: 33.7% / No: 66.2%
Percentage of votes required to pass50% +1
Pass or FailF
How it was placed on the ballotSupervisors
KindOrdinance
DescriptionShall taxicab permit holders be permitted to sell their permits, and shall the City make other changes to the laws which regulate taxicabs?
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