After the madness of last year with its multiple elections, most San Franciscans were looking forward to a quiet electoral year in 2009. However, we are going to be treated to a special state election on May 19 so the legislators can ask us to vote on six ballot measures. To do this the rules have had to be changed to allow the measures to be rushed through the legislature and brought to the voters. California has already proved it has a chaotic system of government and this is one more demonstration of how poorly the citizens are served. There will not be time for sufficient information about the ballot measures to be circulated, so many voters will be voting blind if they cast a vote at all. Perhaps this is the best demonstration so far that a constitutional convention should be called so Californians can eventually get themselves a rational form of government.
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