By Wayne Lusvardi | Cal Watchdog
The voters spoke. Now the California Legislature is working to defy them.
Proposition 31 was the only ballot initiative involving government reform that was defeated at the polls on Nov. 6, 2012. Now it’s coming back from the dead, zombie-like, in the state Legislature in a package of three bills: SB 1, SB 11 and SB 33.
Proposition 31 was presented as a good-government reform. But on CalWatchdog.com last August, I was the first to report that it really was a proposal to get around local city councils and county boards of supervisors by creating unelected regional councils. The councils then would decide where to spend state revenues that are shared with local governments: school funds, state road funds and vehicle license fees.