Proposition 102 amends the City Charter to allow the city to issue payments via modern methods, such as electronic payments.
As I’ve said before, charters and constitutions should not micro-manage—officials should have the flexibility to choose more efficient payment methods. Allowing electronic payments is estimated to save the city about $250K annually.
Prop 102 removes an antiquated and inflexible limitation on the city’s method of making payments, and should be supported. I plan to vote YES. There may be more opposing votes than might otherwise be expected due to the somewhat off-putting language of the brief ballot description, but I still expect this measure to pass easily.