Election Roundup: Ed Lee in the Lead, Proposition C Wins
|Will Ed Lee get it done?|
One victory Lee can declare with all certainty is his pension reform measure which sailed through with 68 percent of the vote. Measure C, which will require city workers to contribute 7.5 percent of their salaries to their pension fund, trumped over Public Defender Jeff Adachi's competing pension reform measure, which would have also saved the city millions. However, Adachi's measure would have forced police and fire to contribute even more to their pensions -- and that didn't go over well with unions.
Other measures that passed:
- Proposition H, which would call on school districts to assign students to their neighborhood schools.
- Proposition B, a $248 million bond measure designed to pay for improvements to city streets and sidewalks, barely won with 68 percent of the vote. That could change in the coming days, with provisional and late ballots still being counted today.
Measures that failed:
- Proposition G, which would gave boosted the city sales tax a half-cent to 9
percent, got only 46 percent of the vote.
- Proposition E, which would have allowed the Board
of Supervisors to modify or rescind voter-approved ballot measures, lost, garnering only 33 percent of the vote.
- Proposition F, which would have changed the reporting rules for political consultants, was rejected badly, getting only 44 percent of the vote.
We'll keep you posted as the election results change.