Supes to take final vote on security-detail law 

The Board of Supervisors will take a second and final vote on legislation introduced by Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi that requires mayors to reimburse The City for certain security-detail costs.

The legislation is opposed by Mayor Gavin Newsom, who said he would veto it on the advice of Police Chief George Gascon. Gascon is critical of the measure and said it could jeopardize the safety of the mayor.

In its first vote on the legislation, the Board of Supervisors approved it in a 7-3 vote on Jan. 15. Supervisors Sean Elsbernd, Carmen Chu and Bevan Dufty opposed the legislation. Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier was absent. Because it takes eight votes to override a mayoral veto, Newsom would succeed.

But Mirkarimi has also submitted a measure to put the question to the voters, as the Examiner reported first.

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