Comment 30322

By jason (registered) | Posted April 21, 2009 at 15:26:32

ASmith, perhaps I'm asking for it by asking you a question (LOL) but I'm not entirely familiar with the voting procedures in the US. If I understand you correctly, there would be a ballot question on every single issue?
I wonder how well this works in cities that use the system?

It would seem to me to be a recipe for: a) more biased and non-factual media reporting, which we already endure enough of. Imagine Hamilton's media being the source of educating the public on the big ticket issues in Hamilton.
b) potential to log jam city council even more than it already is, leading to virtually nothing ever getting done.

As I said, I'm not too familiar with this though. Boston seems to have fared well. I wonder if there are other cities that have become death holes due to the same policy?

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