San Francisco Costs of Protecting Dignitaries, Proposition E (June 2010)
The ballot proposition will allow voters to decide whether the San Francisco Police Department will be required to provide a line item in every annual budget that shows how much the police department spends to protect city officials and so-called dignitaries.
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi sponsored the ballot measure, and supervisors John Avalos, David Campos, David Chiu, Chris Daly, Eric Mar and Sophie Maxwell joined with him in voting to put it on the June 2010 ballot. Supervisors Carmen Chu, Bevan Dufty and Sean Elsbernd voted against putting it on the ballot.
- San Francisco Chronicle, "S.F. ballot measure would save pension costs", March 3, 2010
- San Francisco Chronicle, "Dignitary protection plan headed to the ballot", March 2, 2010