With elections coming up on August 7th, it's time for voters to make some decisions. This time around, not only do we have to choose those whom we think will make the best public servants, we must also vote on a couple of complicated ordinances with the sexy names of 360 and 361. They are long and dense, filled with legalese in tiny type, but the issues buried therein are important.
For example, you'll have to decide whether you think it's a good idea to pass a recall provision. The measure states that if such a provision is signed by 15 percent of eligible voters, it will enable a recall election. Personally, I think this is a great idea.
You'll also have to decide whether we should extend term limits for elected county officials from two four-year terms to three four-year terms. Personally, I think this is a bad idea.
Unfortunately, I can't have it both ways. You see, in their infinite wisdom, those who put together these pieces of legislation bundled both issues along with a couple more into Ordinance 360...
Read the rest of Bruce VanWyngarden's Letter from the Editor here.