Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Proposed June 8, 2010 Charter Amendments
At yesterday's weekly board meeting, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors had their last opportunity to introduce amendments to the City Charter for the San Francisco electorate's consideration on the June 8, 2010 ballot. Your BOMA San Francisco Advocacy Team will be monitoring the proposals, below, as they traverse through City Hall and detail the association's position and analysis on each proposed amendment in short order.
Mandate spending: Would allow the Board of Supervisors to designate certain appropriations as mandates to spend. Currently the mayor does not have to spend money the board appropriates. — Introduced by Supervisor John Avalos
52-hour work week for firefighters: Would eliminate the 48.7-hour limitation on the work week and establish a minimum of a 52-hour work week. It is meant to reduce overtime spending. — Introduced by Supervisor John Avalos
Zero tolerance for firefighters drinking on duty: Would make it unlawful in The City’s charter for any uniformed member of the Fire Department to consume or be under the influence of alcohol while on duty. — Introduced by Supervisor Chris Daly
Charter mandating a Film Commission: Would make the Film Commission a charter-mandated commission, take away mayor’s appointing power of all 11 members and allow the Board of Supervisors to appoint five of the 11 members. It would also grant the commission city permit powers. — Introduced by Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier
Reducing employer retirement benefit costs: Would increase from 7.5 percent to 9 percent newly hired public safety workers’ contribution to pension costs, make the employee contribution rate no longer negotiable in labor contracts and establish a spending set-aside for pension or retiree health benefits. — Introduced by Supervisor Sean Elsbernd
Setting transit operator wages: Would eliminate a mandatory “floor” when setting the salaries of transit operators. — Introduced by Supervisor Sean Elsbernd.
The information above was retrieved from the San Francisco Examiner, here.