Boxes of signatures in support of pension reform stacked at the San Diego City Clerk's office on Sept. 30, 2011.
A second legal challenge to San Diego's "Comprehensive Pension Reform" initiative was rejected today by yet another Superior Court judge.
The lawsuit, filed by mayoral candidate and attorney Hud Collins, claims the measure is a major revision to the City Charter, and can't be put on the June ballot by way of petition signatures.
But Judge Steven Denton ruled that the initiative won't affect the "structure" of city government, so it's a valid amendment to the charter.
On Tuesday, Judge William Dato dismissed a challenge by state labor regulators to disqualify the measure on grounds that city officials violated labor laws in crafting and promoting it.
“Two legal wins in the span of one week demonstrate the legal rigor of the pension reform initiative,” said mayoral candidate and Councilmember Carl DeMaio in a statement.