Referendum is direct democracy at work
Original post made by Peter Hart, Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park, on Oct 18, 2006
Last week, for the second time in two years, thousands of Menlo Park voters added their signatures to petitions calling for a vote to overturn actions of the City Council.
These dramatic exercises in direct democracy, unprecedented in living memory, belie the promise made four years ago by the slate of Mickie Winkler, Nicholas Jellins and Lee Duboc to "listen to the voters." On Nov. 7 we have an opportunity to elect a new council that will.