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Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006 | Congratulations, Dale Peterson. You have hit the nail squarely on the head. The Scott Peters Four have (along with some of their predecessors in the council and several previous mayors) ruined this city. To quote from a UT article today on the downtown Homeless Day Center (excuse me, Main Library) this city has become a laughingstock. Scott Peters and his gang are largely responsible.
As an emergency measure, we need an across the board recall election. Put them all up. Let the chips fall where they may. No campaigning for or against permitted. The good ones will stay and the bad ones will go (sorry, Jim Madaffer, but I guess you are going to have to figure out some other way to pay your water bill). Announce the election. Hold the vote 4 weeks later. Following the recall election a regular style election can be held to replace the weeping castoffs.
Something must be done. We have passed the time when this is a mere matter for discussion. If the mayor can’t take the lead in such a movement, then he is a part of the problem, too.