Last year, Adachi, who is San Francisco's Public Defender, was the driving force behind Proposition B, an extremely contentious ballot measure that sought to require city workers to pay a greater share of their pension and health benefits. The proposition lost at the polls 58-42 percent.
Now, Adachi's back, threatening to put "Son of B" (or "Son of a B!" to San Francisco unions) on the ballot this November.
In the interview, Adachi outlined some of the provisions of his new initiative:
- City employees would have to pay 50% of their pension costs
- Employees would have to pay into a health care trust fund, perhap 2 to 5% of their salaries
- Receiving an pension "artificial spike" through a promotion just before retirement would be prohibited
- A cap would be put in for new employees' pensions, perhaps $85,000
Listen to the interview:
- Video: Ed Lee -- Pension Reform is Survival (Bay Citizen)