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Editorial: SF recall proposal is undemocratic

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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors last week approved putting a charter amendment on the June ballot that would change the rules for the city recall elections.

We think the proposal is undemocratic in principle, particularly because, in the event that an officeholder is recalled, the candidates appointed by the mayor would be prohibited from running for the seat themselves in the next election.District 3 Supervisor Aaron Peskin came up with the proposed amendment.

The supervisors voted 7-4 to place it on the ballot, with gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, and Supervisors Myrna Melgar, Ahsha Safaí, and Catherine Stefani in the dissent.

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