To the Referendum!

July 20, 2011 · Filed Under Ballot Measures, CA Budget, Elections · 1 Comment 

Getty/Kevork Djansezian

The initiative may the most popular form of direct democracy in California, but 2012 has the potential for the spotlight to be recast on one of the lesser known of the powers created a century ago: the referendum.

This morning, a referendum was filed to overturn a firefighting fee enacted in the new state budget. By year's end, it could be one of at least four referendum proposals, asking voters to overturn the status quo.
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