Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Arena opponents obtain signatures paid for by Seattle’s Chris Hansen - Arena Issue - The Sacramento Bee




"These petitions represent the will of 18,000 people who took the time to provide their signatures and express their desire to put this tax subsidy to a vote," Julian Camacho, president of STOP, said in a statement. "We believe it would be wrong – ethically and legally – to deny them that right."http://www.sacbee.com/2013/09/17/5743650/arena-opponents-obtained-signatures.html

Where Sacramento is going wrong on this is that they are addressing this one plan. They would have to rerun this kind of campaign again if the plan was replaced by another.
In Seattle we had one vote, once, I-91, that gave the Seattle City Council specific criteria for accepting or rejecting any plan that came along.
At no point would the arena subsidy proposed in Sacramento ever get to the Seattle City Council. 
So, here is STOP in Sacramento working one opposition effort at a time.

Have a great day,
Mike Baker
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Actually, the Ballot measure - if approved - would require a public vote of ANY proposal.

It lays out the most basic core of any proposal - consent of those being asked to to pay for it.

Mr Baker said...

It becomes a vote-a-thon.
They need to set criteria that requires a vote, and what doesn't require a vote other will not get anybody to propose a deal like Chris Hansen has with Seattle.
Always going to the ballot is a deterrent for even a good plan.

They are doing it wrong.

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