The results of the poll, incidentally, were brushed aside by Supervisors David Chiu, Ross Mirkarimi, and John Avalos, who said questions were poorly written. The decision to use public money to fund the poll has come under fire, too.
It promises to be an eventful Board of Supervisors meeting. In addition to potentially placing the tax measures on the ballot, the supes will consider "Laura's Law" -- which would allow a civil court to order mentally ill people who refuse treatment into outpatient treatment programs -- and Chiu's proposal to allow non-citizens to vote in school board elections.
While some estimates pegged the cost of allowing non-citizen parents to vote in elections could be an exorbitant $800,000 a pop, Chiu told SF Weekly that an absentee voting system could be as little as $75,000. Currently, Chicago and several municipalities in Maryland allow non-citizen voting in local elections.
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