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When city voters step into the polling place Nov. 7, they won’t be asked to choose politicians to fix the city’s various problems, but they could rely on their advice to know how to fill out their ballots.

Several city officials have lined up behind Mayor Jerry Sanders in his effort to enact two measures – Propositions B and C – that he says will reform City Hall for the better, while union and community leaders have signed the arguments opposing the measures.

For Proposition B, the proposal to require voters to approve any pension increase for city workers, Sanders signed the pro-Prop B argument along with City Attorney Mike Aguirre; City Councilwoman Donna Frye; pro-business government think-tank operator Carl DeMaio; and Jon Coupal, the president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.

City Firefighters Local 145 union vice president Frank DeClerq and Police Officers Association president Bill Nemec signed the ballot argument against Prop B.

Proposition C would allow the city to solicit bids from private companies who want to compete for city work with public employees.

Sanders; Aguirre; Councilman Kevin Faulconer; Lani Lutar, president of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association; and April Boling, the chairwoman for the Pension Reform Committee have all signed the argument in favor of Prop C.

The fire and police union officials; Norma Damashek of the local League of Women Voters; John Hartley, former councilman and chair of Neighborhoods for Clean Elections; and UCSD political scientist Steve Erie have signed the argument opposing Prop C.

Read the arguments for and against Prop B and Prop C yourself.

EVAN McLAUGHLIN

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