There have been many interesting letters to the editor in
this election cycle, making many good points. It is nice to see the community engaging in local
politics. Too bad it is wasted on
such a gratuitously divisive ballot initiative.
I am of course writing about Measure A. And I have made it clear …
“The referendum is one of
those infamous Chico debates that make most outsiders wonder, ‘Why are they
arguing about this?’” (ER Editorial, 5-29-11).
wondered the same thing, and the same answer keeps coming back to me: the
people behind the measure consistently lose elections. That says something about …
I was fortunate enough to attend the League of Women Voters debate on the
ballot initiative for this June simply titled ‘Measure A’. It was an excellent resource for the
public to be educated by both sides of the argument. It says in the Chico’s 2030 General Plan, “Local government performs best …