Supervisor Jane Kim to hold a vote on placing her Free City charter measure on the November ballot before she completes her term on Jan. 7. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supes set special Dec. 18 meeting to vote on free City College

The Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting next week to vote on a November ballot measure that would make City College of San Francisco tuition free for at least the next decade.

The board is holding a public hearing on the charter amendment introduced by Supervisor Jane Kim on Tuesday, but it cannot vote that day to place it on the ballot, according to the City Attorney’ Office. The measure must sit for at least six days.

Kim had hoped to vote on the measure before she was termed out of office on Jan. 7, but the board did not have any more meetings scheduled after Tuesday. She would not have been able to cast that decisive vote without a special meeting.

Board President Malia Cohen had previously told the San Francisco Examiner she would not schedule a special meeting.

But in addition to the board president, six members of the board can schedule a special board meeting.

Kim, along with Supervisors Norman Yee, Sandra Fewer, Rafael Mandelman, Hillary Ronen and Ahsha Safai on Monday set a special meeting for Dec. 18 at 12:30 pm.

“I’m doing it out of respect to Jane Kim and the years of work she has put into this game changer measure,” Ronen said.

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