READER’S EDITORIAL: WE DON’T NEED A CITY OF BELL-STYLE OF GOVERNMENT IN EL CAJON

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By Drum Macomber, former El Cajon Citizen of the Year

November 9, 2011 (El Cajon) -- The city of El Cajon wants to be a "Charter City.”

Instead of abiding by the citizen protections provided by state and federal law, the “charter city” designation gives city councils total control over a host of municipal decisions.

These areas of control include 1) city salaries, 2) competitive bidding, 3) taxation, 4) fees, 5) regulation of parks, 6) elections, and 7) city council voting procedures.

Each of these areas raises its own serious concerns. CITY OF BELL FIASCO!

The views in this editorial reflect the views of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of East County Magazine. To submit an editorial for consideration, contact editor@eastcountymagazine.org.


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