By: Lucia Moses
in San Francisco
Pending approval by elections officials, a measure to toughen San Francisco’s open-records ordinance will go before voters in November. A grass-roots coalition calling itself San Franciscans for Sunshine, which includes the San Francisco Bay Guardian, submitted 16,500 signatures to election officials July 5 to put its Sunshine Initiative on the ballot. The proposed amendments are believed to represent the first attempt to reform an open-government law by public vote instead of legislation.
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