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From: domainremoved <Jennifer>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2018 17:56:05 -0700

Dear City Council Members,

Changing an election method is a big deal and should be done with great
care. Regardless of the level of trust in our elected officials, there is
an inherent conflict if they are tasked with making an ultimate decision
regarding election methods. It is for this reason that I would urge you to
include in any charter that any change in election method go to a vote of
the people. The other option for maintaining oversight (without needing a
petition of 10 or 15% of registered voters) would be to have an elected,
independent, Charter Commission, as stated in the Staff Report. However, I
agree with the drawbacks listed in the report. A preferable action would be
to have an Advisory Charter Commission and then to have it go to the people.

Thank you for your consideration.

Received on Tue Jun 19 2018 - 17:56:37 PDT

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