Jattpw wrote:...Part of the plan was to have the minimum wage go to voters as part of the primary in February. Oops, that can't happen because it is not a general election. Of course no one really looked into this fact I guess.
So the referendum will be on the April ballot when County Board Supervisors are elected. The student district that votes liberal will turn out and vote for it. The conservatives in some of the outlying areas will turn out to vote against it. What this does is ruin the opportunity for liberals to pick up seats on the County Board....
...Way to screw up the County Board over an ordinance that affects a bunch of students and teen agers and a few that need it.
Here's a reason why politicians and political hacks should never, ever be involved in initiative and referendum campaigns. If it is the issue that is important, you should be out there convincing people, liberal or conservative, why they should vote for it. Using popular lawmaking to get a political edge for candidates is totally repugnant, and runs counter to a century of progressive reform.