SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Resounding voter support this week for pension reform measures in San Francisco and Modesto offered some reassurance to leaders of other California cities also struggling to deal with ever-tightening budgets partly due to the costs of generous retirement plans for their employees.

More than two-thirds of San Francisco voters in Tuesday’s election supported Proposition C, which would increase contributions by some city workers and raise the minimum retirement age for some others to save $1.3 billion over the next decade. San Francisco faces a $4 billion obligation over the next decade for tens of thousands of current and former employees under its system, which was created in better economic times.

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