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    Whatever else is reformed, revenue and initiatives have to be addressed. Ideally, that would mean dumping prop 13 and ballot initiatives altogether, but I would settle for Proposition 13 being amended to not apply to non-residential property and tax votes to 55% and for ballot initiatives to require a "quorum" of 50% turnout to count.

    I think we would also do well (and this won't be popular) to dramatically increase the number of assembly members to about 350 so there's just about one for every 100,000 people, and have the lower house elected by proportional representation. But, I know that won't happen.....

    Live from the ochlocracy of California.

    by Attorney at Arms on Sun Jul 19, 2009 at 02:30:29 PM PDT

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