munipiece2.jpgSup. Elsbernd Brainchild Would Change Muni Drivers’ Compensation

At least one petition drive this election season was successful in collecting enough John Hancocks to put a ballot measure before voters: Fix Muni Now, the brainchild of Supervisor Sean Elsbernd that would end the practice of paying Muni drivers the second-highest salary in the nation, will be on the November ballot, the Department of Elections announced on Monday.

“We’re official,” Elsbernd told The Appeal.

Fix Muni Now submitted a total of 74,993 signatures to the Department of Elections for validation. The Department didn’t check them all, but based on “a random sample” of 2,248 signatures, Director of Elections John Arntz deemed that well over the necessary 44,382 are valid, Arntz wrote in a letter Monday.

So there you have it: “Setting Transit Operator Wages Through Collective Bargaining” will have a title and will be on your municipal ballot on November 2. Enjoy.

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