County Campaign Finance Fizzles
The Times- Standard reports efforts by the county to reform campaign finance fizzled out due to lack of interest. How can this be? I thought everybody wanted money out of politics? Supervisors Bass and Sundberg were still interested, but it sounds as if most everybody else wasn't. Perhaps it was just a small group that were really interested in regulating local campaign finances.
Either that, or proponents realized reforms being proposed might affect both sides equally and, as I've written here before, most reform proposals are simply ploys to gain advantage over the other side- the recently thrown out Measure T being an example. No sense working for reform when you might end up with a level playing field, huh?