Voter mandates totaling billions of dollars are crushing #SanFrancisco

San Francisco’s voters have over the years created a slew of spending mandates that lock up a sizeable portion of the budget for specific services.

The practice, which has significantly increased in recent years, is coming under greater scrutiny.

Last year alone, three new set-asides — the most in any single year — were approved by voters after being placed on the ballot by the Board of Supervisors, bringing the total to 19. Only half of the 19 mandates have expiration dates, which is when the board and voters will have to decide whether to renew them and make changes.

Source: SF comes to grips with $1.2B in annual spending mandates – by j_sabatini – September 29, 2017 – The San Francisco Examiner

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