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More (local) thoughts on the day after

I am consoling myself with a very large chicken rice bowl for lunch and listening to the San Diego conservative talk show hosts sweating over the fact that write-in Democratic candidate Donna Frye won as Mayor. ;)

I'm also doing some follow-up to the California initiatives. I'm...

  • glad there's a lot more public access to government meetings and records
  • glad our elections haven't been limited to two candidates only
  • concerned about a few increases in taxes and spending
  • concerned about limiting lawsuits
  • not sure yet about the ramifications of limiting the 3-strikes law
  • concerned about the future of gambling and how the Indian reservations will be treated
  • extremely concerned about expanding DNA collecting
  • very happy stem cell research passed
  • very unhappy that companies won't be required to provide health insurance to their employees
  • not sure yet about going ahead with the Gregory Canyon landfill
  • very curious how the "strong mayor" thing will go with a new mayor
  • generally happy with the changes to the Retirement Board
  • happy the Transient Occupancy Tax wasn't increased (being one who deals with hotels a lot)
  • very disappointed we won't be getting rid of the Mount Soledad cross
A lot to take in. I'm just very, very glad that there was so much turnout and involvement in the issues, from local to national. Hooray for the process, imperfect as it is! :)


( 6 comments — Comment )
Nov. 3rd, 2004 02:34 pm (UTC)
You had a write-in demo win Mayor in SD?!?!?
Nov. 3rd, 2004 02:54 pm (UTC)
Ain't that just the bee's knees? :D
Nov. 3rd, 2004 04:13 pm (UTC)
Frye doesn't have it locked in yet. "Write-in" is leading, but not every write-in vote will be for her. They are, though, being quite lenient on spelling and whatnot. The margin is quite close, though, so it's not a done deal. I hope she wins -- I voted for her.

I'm of two minds (or three, or four) about the Soledad cross. I'm sort of fond of it, to be guiltily honest, but you will not find a bigger hardass on separation of church and state so I will always vote for it to go. I'm not sure the proposition, which was simply to sell it to the highest bidder, would have resulted in its removal (churches could raise money to buy it, right?). And all this dicking around with selling it (possibly crookedly), un-selling it, selling it again... jesus, I'm sick of it. How about we LEAVE the damn space a city-owned park, and on that basis decide that the cross HAS to go, instead of privatizing twenty square feet and selling it to get around the law?
Nov. 3rd, 2004 04:46 pm (UTC)
I'm confident Frye will get it. Go team!

I'd just as soon sell off the land - that way, if it stays, it remains a viable (and non-governmental) landmark, and if it goes, they can't blame the government, they can lash out at whoever took it down.
Nov. 3rd, 2004 05:04 pm (UTC)
I kinda thought the number of general "write ins" was the highest % but we don't know yet how many votes Donna Frye got. Or...did I leave the house for 3 hours and totally miss something?
Nov. 4th, 2004 12:13 am (UTC)
Well I doubt there were that many other write-ins, especially considering her aggressive campaign. I'm hopeful - let's put it that way. :)
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