Solving San Francisco's Budget Crisis

In a message dated 2/27/2004 6:14:31 PM Pacific Standard Time, lars@...
I'm curious what SF does that other comparable cities don't. Does SF
do a lot more things, or does it do the same things more expensively?

I realize it's probably a mix of both, but it would be interesting to
see a breakdown of the major things.
The truth is that SF City Government does fewer things, does them less well,
and does them more expensively than other cities.

Can you point us to some sources that support this?

-- Steve