San Francisco Elimination of Pay Guarantees for Muni Operators, Proposition G (November 2010)

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A San Francisco Elimination of Pay Guarantees for Municipal Workers from the City Charter ballot proposition is very likely to be on the November 2, 2010 ballot for voters in San Francisco as an initiated city charter amendment.[1]

San Francisco superintendent Sean Elsbernd is a leading force behind the initiative.

San Francisco's muni operators are guaranteed, by a provision in San Francisco's city charter, the second-highest city salaries in the nation.[2]

The agency that supervises the muni operators projected a $16.9 million deficit through June 30, 2010, and a $53 million deficit for the fiscal year that began on July 1, 2010.[2]

Path to the ballot

As an initiated amendment to the San Francisco charter, 44,799 valid signatures are required to qualify the measure for the ballot.[1] Supporters turned in about 76,000 signatures to qualify the measure for the ballot in early July.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Local ballot measure campaigns reach the finish line", July 6, 2010
  2. 2.0 2.1 San Francisco Chronicle, "Muni operators want supe's ballot measure off the table", February 23, 2010

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