Sunday, August 7, 2011

Fresno City Charter Review Committee Established

Good news! The Fresno City Charter is being reviewed for the first time in 20 years! This is what I posted in response to the news story ( about the committee in the Fresno Bee:

The most important reform the city could implement is PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION THROUGH RANKED VOTING. The council should be elected by ranked ballot (i.e., single transferable vote, STV) to ensure that everyone in Fresno is represented in proportion to their percentage of the population. Also, increasing the number of city councilmembers to 9 or 11 would increase the likelihood that all Fresno citizens (young, old, women, men, white, minority, wealthy, poor) are adequately represented. See ****** for more info.