The Union Democrat has already endorsed Proposition 14, which calls for open primary elections. The paper has also urged a no vote on the PG&E-backed Proposition 16, which would require a two-thirds’ vote before any local government can enter the power business or expand its existing service.
With ballots due in the mail shortly, here are The Union Democrat’s recommendation on the remaining three June 8 measures:
One might conclude that doing more with less is being efficient. In
emergency situations, we have all had to tighten our belts to get by.
Even in the short term, a newly acquired efficiency can survive. At
Columbia College, we have coined the term “over efficiency.” It sounds
good, but it cannot be sustained over a long period of time — especially
in education. Eventually, a point of diminishing returns threatens
quality and productivity.
On the books for just over two years, Tuolumne County’s affordable housing ordinance is suddenly in jeopardy.
Otherwise known as the Inclusionary Ordinance, the law provides that those proposing to build 10 or more homes make at least 10 percent of them affordable for families earning the county’s median income or less.The prices of these homes would then be regulated for 15 years.
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