Pension deal up for a vote as SF Board of Supervisors returns from break 

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors returns from its legislative break this week.

And on Wednesday, the Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee will vote on a deal struck between Mayor Ed Lee and the police and fire labor unions over owed raises and the need for savings to close this current year’s budget deficit.

The deal saves The City $31 million during the current and next fiscal year. But it also includes a provision that protects fire and police employees from Public Defender Jeff Adachi’s Proposition D pension measure on the Nov. 8 ballot.

If Adachi’s measure prevails over Lee’s pension measure, police and fire would not be impacted by it for two years. That deal takes away the estimated savings in Adachi’s pension measure, but his pension measure would still save more money than the dueling Proposition C measure placed on the ballot by Lee and members of the Board Supervisors, who worked with labor to craft it.

“I think it’s a bad deal for the people,” Adachi said Friday. He said that the supervisors should at the least strike the provision that provides the two-year protection, but that’s unlikely.

Under the deal, police and firefighters would still receive their promised pay bumps, but later in the year than initially scheduled, and they would start contributing an additional 3 percent toward their pensions.

The Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee will meet Wednesday at 10 am in Room 263.

jsabatini@sfexaminer.com

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