Supervisor Pushing for Power Over Voter-Approved Measures

SF Supervisor Scott Wiener wants supervisors to be able to trump voter-approved measures.

By Kellie Onaga
|  Wednesday, Apr 6, 2011  |  Updated 8:04 AM PDT
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Supervisor Pushing for Power Over Voter-Approved Measures

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Think your vote counts? It may not after all, if a San Francisco supervisor gets his way.

Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced a proposal for the November ballot that would let supervisors change voter-approved measures without having to go back to voters, according to the San Francisco Examiner.

Wiener says sometimes laws passed by voters get outdated or need to be changed, but they require the cumbersome process of going back to the ballot box.

Wiener says his proposal will streamline that work and allow supervisors to do their job and make changes.

Here's how it would work: after a measure is approved, no changes could be made for three years. Then four years after that, supervisors can make changes with a two-thirds vote. And after seven years, a majority-vote could tweak or repeal the policy.

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