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WHEREAS two [2 (!)] of the seven current councilors were not elected by the voters and both will still be seated for another two2 years without being subjected to voter approval even after we vote in the upcoming general election (remember that the councilor appointed by the councilors before these two was not reseated by voters at the end of his term); and
WHEREAS it is possible for the council to have none of its members voter-elected, but all self-appointed by those seated and remain so for nearly two years until some of “their” terms end; and
WHEREAS it is possible for an elected person to resign after serving a single day and have the council appoint a person, who could not otherwise serve consecutive terms or one who has not gone through the grinding forums and public scrutiny faced by voter-elected councilors, who would then sit for nearly 4 years; and
WHEREAS the Charter Review Committee (CRC) has claimed a comprehensive review of the charter, but has not seen to it that ALL of the seated councilors should be voter-elected; and
WHEREAS the seated council has not been moved (only annoyed!) by the current level of requirements for citizen petitions, even when signed by over 2000 signatures (over 10 percent of the total citizenry); and
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