Here's a condensed version of what the amendment would do: give Muni more money (it's currently underfunded by millions and simply can't afford to meet its service requirements), make it easier to fire awful employees and reward awesome ones, and institute some clean-air planning. Predictably, it's the labor issues that have some folks riled up: although nobody would be kicked out of a union, it would allow Muni to hire more folks "at will" -- that's the way that most people are hired, and it means that you can be fired if you're grossly negligent. Sounds fair enough. It would also let Muni offer more merit-based raises, which sounds even better.

Jake McG's floating a Muni amendment of his own, which would give the Supes more control over Muni (which works out well). Beyond Chron seems to have taken a shining to it, as Paul Hogarth has doubts about Aaron's labor reforms: "I doubt it's appropriate to scapegoat the system's problem on people who work for Muni." Quite right! When a company fails, it's never the fault of the people who work there. If anyone should be scapegoated, it's the riders. Lazy bums.