The painful budget crisis that all Californians have gone through over the past month has made us more aware of the weaknesses in our governance. One idea that has been supported by several civic groups, including the League of Women Voters, is to hold a constitutional convention to reconsider the state’s governance. On Tuesday, Feb. 24, a Summit to consider how a constitutional convention could be organized and implemented will be held in Sacramento. Representatives of many organizations will attend, but for those of us who cannot be there, it will be important to watch what happens and to work to ensure that a revamping of our constitution will be be made with input from the public and will truly represent the will of the people.
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