Unopposed elections. Wasted tax dollars. Meaningless surveys. Mealy-mouthed City Council members. Threats. Delays. Official complaint after complaint. The ability of the public to speak out (in various forums) curtailed. Too many insults and improprieties to list.
And so it has come to this:
We, the undersigned registered voters residing within the City of Port Angeles, by signing this petition express our support for the holding of an election so the voters of the City of Port Angeles can decide whether to change from the current council-manager form of government under RCW 35A to the council-manager form of government under RCW 35 in a second-class city in order to elect a full new city council."
This was filed yesterday. The backers needed 467 signatures; they got over 1,000.
There is an article about this in today's PDN, but, of course, as mentioned above, they have disabled the ability to comment. (No signs, no comments!) Feel free to do so here. This is a drastic step to take. Is it warranted? Will it make a difference? Will it open any eyes or minds on the current City Council?