Controversial charter amendments up for debate 

A number of charter amendments that could go before voters this June are up for debate Thursday at the Board of Supervisors Rules Committee meeting.

For the measures to make it onto the June ballot it would take six votes from the full board.

A number of them are controversial and raising the ire of labor unions.  Among them, a charter amendment introduced by Supervisor Chris Daly that would make it unlawful in The City’s charter for any uniformed member of the Fire Department to consume or be under the influence of alcohol while on duty.

Another, introduced by Supervisor Sean Elsbernd, would eliminate a mandatory “floor” when setting the salaries of Muni’s transit operators.

Then there are those charter amendments that grew out of controversial decisions.

A charter amendment introduced by Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier that would make the Film Commission a charter-mandated commission, take away mayor’s appointing power of all 11 members and allow the Board of Supervisors to appoint five of the 11 members. It would also grant the commission city permit powers.

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