SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — For San Francisco voters, one of the more hotly-contested measures is Proposition B.

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi wrote the measure which would require city employees to pay more for their pension and health care benefits.

KCBS In Depth: Proposition B

In this In Depth interview, KCBS looks at both sides of the issue.

Adachi defends the measure and explains why it will be good for the city of San Francisco. On the other side of the ledger, San Francisco Police Officers’ Association president Gary Delagnes, an opponent of Proposition B, outlines the problems with the proposal.

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Comments (2)
  1. Honest Abe says:

    Because city workers have already agreed to pay their own retirement contributions in full, commencing July 01, 2011 [eight (8) months from now], it should be noted that regarding pension reform and prop b; very little money will be saved by forcing city workers to contribute their fair share a mere six [6] months prior to schedule.  

    so apparently then, the “big savings” hoped for by attempting to pass this poorly thought out piece of written scapegoating and bullying must come from the lesser emphasized “healthcare” component.

    in exchange for continued PREVENTIVE health care provisions to children or other needy legal dependant of the hard working city employee, the wealthy authors along with greedy bankroller venture capitalist and billionaire backers of this divisive proposition have opted to use this “hidden” aspect of HEALTHCARE CUTS to boost their “savings” figure which they shamelessly tout knowing full well that such drastic cuts will not only displace the most vulnerable, namely children and retirees needing healthcare who cannot otherwise afford PREVENTIVE healthcare but to also undermine the overall universal healthcare concept, which most San Franciscans recognize as smart and cost effective.

    people, please see this for what it is and not for what it is not!  
    cuts to PREVENTIVE healthcare at minimal savings to the city fund will end up costing us tax payers double, triple and quadruple -when REACTIVE healthcare like urgent care and emergency room services at the medical industry’s skyrocketing rates and exorbitant costs and fees are factored in as the only remaining viable options for those no longer able to afford or qualify for any other type of reasonably priced medical coverage!  
    please vote NO on B.

  2. C-man says:

    Delagnes has no credibility. Even with all the deficit problems the City has, police STILL just took 8% in raises July 1, 2009 to July 1, 2010- ridiculous.

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