City Council, District 8
The City Charter clearly states that the caption of the ordinance should be used for the ballot, along with “YES” and “NO” options. This charter provision was inserted to prevent the council from using ballot language to influence the vote. The council went too far with both sets of language. Generally, they should understand their duties to be ministerial in nature–both in placing the items on the ballot and drafting the ballot language.
For Prop J, the council should have used the caption that was on the circulated petition. And, for Prop K, the language suggested by CM Troxclair at the end of the debate was probably the most unbiased version that I heard proposed. I’ll do my best to speak about both petitions accurately and from an informed perspective.
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