SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – City workers past and present showed up at San Francisco City Hall Thursday to weigh in on Mayor Ed Lee’s pension and healthcare reform proposal. A hearing had been called by the Board of Supervisors to consider the issue, which is currently on the table as a ballot proposal designed to reform the system.

A majority of city workers’ unions have actually signed off on Lee’s reform package but they do not represent retired workers, who complained to the supervisors at the hearing that they were left out of the process.

Public Defender Jeff Adachi, who himself has pushed pension reform in San Francisco, also showed up to criticize Lee’s plan.

“We need real pension reform now, we need to do it right, we need to do it once and not kick the can down any further,” he reasoned.

KCBS’ Barbara Taylor Reports:

Adachi is also circulating petitions for his own pension reform initiative. It seemed likely that Adachi’s initiative would appear on the November ballot, along with Lee’s, giving San Francisco voters two pension and healthcare reform measures to choose from.

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