Esprix (esprix) wrote,
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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! :)
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