Re: Grand Jury Report on Ballot Questions – Letter to the Editor

I just read the article about the grand jury report recommending that ballot measures be approved by the county Counsel before being sent to the ROV. Apparently the recommendation stems from the “misleading” ballot question which seemed to limit water district terms to three, when the term limit was already two terms.  Thus the ballot measure actually increased the time a water district board members could serve. Somehow the grand jury missed the irony that the county board of supervisors did the exact same thing in 1998. The county ballot measure asked that board members be limited to three terms when they were actually already limited to two. So the grand jury would put the oversight on ballot language with the agency that did the very thing the grand jury found in need of “reform.” How ironic. Are the grand jury members that ignorant of the past? Or just that beholden to the county that appoints them? 

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