I attended a luncheon panel discussion Oct 24th on voter initiative reform held by the Public Policy Institute of California.
The panel included
Moderator: Patt Morrison, columnist, Los Angeles Times and special correspondent, Southern California Public Radio
Willie Brown, former speaker, California State Assembly
Gray Davis, former governor, State of California
Ronald George, retired chief justice, State of California
The panelists suggested the initiative process be modified to include legislative and judicial review/input before initiatives are placed on the ballot.
I shared a table with Richard Winger of Ballot Access News, CT Weber of the Peace and Freedom party, and two members of the League of Women Voters. We discussed the CA Sec of State race and the active candidates and how the top two primary factors in to the process.