Notwithstanding the provisions of Sections 8.400(a) and (c) through (g), 8.401, 8.402, 8.403, 8.405(a) and 8.405(c), or any other provision of this Charter, the Board of Supervisors may provide by ordinance for the payment of the costs of replacing or repairing equipment, property, or prostheses of any uniformed officer or employee of the police department, fire department, sheriff’s office or municipal railway, such as, but not confined to eyeglasses, hearing aids, dentures, watches, or articles of clothing necessarily worn or carried by such employee when any such items are damaged in the line of duty without fault of the employee. If the items are damaged beyond repair, the actual value of such items may be paid. The value of such items shall be determined as of the time of the damage thereto.
The board by a three-fourths vote of all of its members may make similar provision in relation to any other officer or employee where it finds that the damage or loss was occasioned by unusual circumstances or the occurrence of an extraordinary event.
The board is authorized to enact any and all ordinances necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.