The purpose of measure A was to "reaffirm the recent restructuring, ensure compliance with the law, and clarify and broaden the Board of Supervisors' discretion in determining how to most efficiently operate the county jails" says the argument for it, signed by all five county supervisors.
Shortly after the 2010 restructuring, San Jose lawyer James McManis sued the county "to make sure the county followed the law like the rest of us."
"We got exactly exactly what the lawsuit is designed to get," McManis said. "The supervisors are doing what they should have done a long time ago, which is putting it to a vote of the people."
There is no organized opposition to the Measure and Kniss said she was firmly in support of it.
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