With regard to the proposed charter amendments in Green that will appear on the ballot in November and having followed the process and product attentively, I can only conclude that the process is fatally flawed, and the product, this time, suffers from that process.
Although I will concede that Issues 14 and 15 are marginally appropriate, I can find no redeeming enhanced governance value in Issues 12, 13, 16, 17 or 18. To avoid confusion, I intend to vote “no” on all the proposed amendments. Vagueness is a commonly shared component, with the exception of Issue 13, which should be judged on its own merit or lack thereof. It deserves emphatic rejection.
Don Sample, Green