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SF pension reform measure qualifies for ballot

Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Pension reform is considered by many to be the third rail in city politics.

(KGO Photo)

San Franciscans will be voting this November on a pension and healthcare reform measure aimed at saving the city $170 million a year.

The city's Department of Elections announced Public Defender Jeff Adachi's controversial measure called SF Smart Reform qualified for the November ballot, after getting 49,000 valid signatures.

The measure would increase the amount city employees pay into their pension.

Adachi says the savings can help preserve city services and jobs.

Unions and Mayor Gavin Newsom promise to fight to defeat the measure.

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