SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a pension and health care reform plan to be placed on the November ballot.

Supervisor Sean Elsbernd was the main supporter of the plan, and urged the board to put the mayor’s pension and health reform plan on the ballot.

”It is comprehensive in scope,” said Elsbernd. “It does not just focus on the pension issue, it also focuses on our health care issue.”

The unanimous vote means there will now be two pension plans before voters; this one, and an initiative sponsored by Public Defender Jeff Adachi.

Also on Tuesday, the board approved a new $6.8 billion budget.

KCBS’ Barbara Taylor Reports:

Balancing the budget and eliminating a $380 million deficit turned out to be a very streamlined process. Supervisor John Avalos praised the board and the mayor for leaving personal agendas at the door.

”This is a significantly different budget process – one that I feel has been very de-politicized, but has been looking at the greater good,” said Avalos.

The $6.8 billion budget was adopted unanimously for the first time in years.

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