Monday, August 14, 2006

Ladenburg's Comments on the Charter Amendments

Pierce County Executive John Ladenburg spoke before the Lakewood Rotary Club on the proposed Charter Amendments on the ballot in November. In an email, he summarised his comments to the Club.

I was critical of all the proposals and pointed out that some are conflicting, some repeat practices already in place and some are going to cost millions with no real benefit. I will publically oppose them all as completely unnecessary and expensive.


At 6:58 AM, Blogger Richard Shepard said...

Let's see if I understand here. Mr. Ladenburg, occupant of the most powerful office in Pierce County, opposes county charter changes that would require transparency and accountability from the most powerful office in the county. Is that it?

At 9:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Mr. Ladenburg in some respects. None of the proposals will create a greater efficiency in the running of the county government.

However, I felt the timeliness of three proposals were important for public review and consideration. They follow: "Elected Sheriff Proposal", "IRV", and "Emminent Domain". All three proposals allow the voters to gain more control of their lives via the vote.

At 2:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Instant runoff voting will save money!

Instead of two elections, a single election ballot with ranked candidate preferences is definitely more efficient.


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