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Eileen Hansen, a former city ethics commissioner, is opposed to Proposition F.  She says it should be difficult for city politicians to change voter-approved laws: ""Once the voters have spoken, politicians shouldn't be able to change the ballot measures without going back to the voters. To allow (ballot measures) to be undone slaps democracy in the face."<ref name=e>[http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/09/24/MN071L84I1.DTL ''San Francisco Chronicle'', "Props. E, F let officials change laws voters pass", September 25, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 06:47, 25 September 2011

A San Francisco Board of Supervisors Allowed to Amend or Repeal Voter Initiatives, Proposition E is on the November 8, 2011 ballot for voters in San Francisco.

If Proposition E is approved, after the voters adopt an ordinance:

  • For the first three years after a measure is approved, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will not be able to amend it.
  • For the next four years, the Board will be able to amend or repeal a measure with a 2/3 vote (8 Supervisors out of 11).
  • After seven years, the measure will be amendable or repealable by a simple majority vote of the Board of Supervisors.

Supporters

Proposition E was sponsored by San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener.[1]

Wiener says that he sponsored Measure I because of the "two...most common questions" he gets as an elected official. Those two questions are:

  • "Why do you make us vote on so many things?"
  • "Why doesn't the Board of Supervisors do its job and pass legislation without asking us to pass it for you?"[1]

Wiener says that San Francisco's ballot measure system has "many problems" and that Proposition E only solves one of them. Yet, he says, "reform starts with one small step."[1]

Opponents

Eileen Hansen, a former city ethics commissioner, is opposed to Proposition F. She says it should be difficult for city politicians to change voter-approved laws: ""Once the voters have spoken, politicians shouldn't be able to change the ballot measures without going back to the voters. To allow (ballot measures) to be undone slaps democracy in the face."[2]

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