The following appeared in the October 23, 2012 Times-Call. It was written by four Longmont City Councilmembers speaking for themselves as private citizens. They raise some good questions, questions I’d like OHOFOL and Food & Water Watch to answer, publicly. -CRod
The problem with ballot issues is all too often they are narrowly drafted, poorly researched and leave a boatload of unintended consequences.
The problem is compounded when ballot measures are placed in the city charter, rather than in ordinance, because once the unintended consequences are realized they can only be fixed or repaired through successive elections rather than council action. City Council can amend an ordinance; only voters can change something in the charter.
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