Don’t expect the fireworks of the sit/lie ban, Care Not Cash or decriminalizing prostitution.
While San Francisco is famous for its controversial and unique ballot measures, the hot debate this year isn’t as splashy – and isn’t unique to the city. But the question of how best to rein in pensions for city workers may be more important.
It could also be a factor in an unpredictable mayoral election. Candidates who support curbs on skyrocketing pension and health care costs could alienate labor unions, whose endorsements they covet.
Right now, there are three separate pension plans that could wind up on the ballot: one from Mayor Ed Lee, one from Public Defender Jeff Adachi and one from the labor unions themselves.
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