Proposition C would provide retiree health benefits to a small subset of city workers. It needs a simple majority of “yes” votes to pass.
In 2019, San Francisco began the process of taking over many of the core functions of the local Housing Authority, the agency that has historically managed public housing and administered Section 8 housing vouchers in the city. This followed revelations of multiple bad fiscal and management practices by the agency.
The city government didn’t just absorb the Housing Authority’s responsibilities — it took on some of its former staff too.
In San Francisco, public employees get benefits upon retirement based on the number of years they worked. The longer the career, the more benefits. Proposition C would allow this calculation to include years that a former Housing Authority employee spent working there, in combination with any years spent working for the City of San Francisco.
As of November, the city had hired 24 former employees of the Housing Authority. The measure’s official proponents have said that, if passed, it would affect about 50 people.
The San Francisco Controller’s Office has said that providing these benefits would “have a minimal impact on the cost of government.”
Proposition C arrived on the March ballot by a unanimous vote of the Board of Supervisors. It also has the support of Mayor London Breed.
There is no official opponent.