Monday, Nov. 6, 2006 | Proposition C does nothing to lower existing taxes. What is perfectly clear is that, even if a major privatization takes place, and even if the quality of service goes down, taxes remain the same. The difference is that more of those public funds go into private corporate pockets.
Proposition C puts too much power in the hands of one politician. It would give Mayor Jerry Sanders and any Mayor thereafter, virtually unchecked power to outsource any city jobs and to control the process of choosing the contractors.
While asking for this huge expansion of his powers, Sanders has yet to agree not to take cash from the contractors seeking city business.
This is a classic set-up for scandal and public service disaster. City voters must reject Proposition C.