Los Angeles Times Endorses Prop. 54
September 14, 2016 – The Los Angeles Times has endorsed Proposition 54, and says “Proposition 54 would make the Legislature a bit more open, accessible and accountable to the public. It deserves a “yes” vote”
Below are excerpts from the article, “Proposition 54 is a modest proposal to make lawmaking more transparent”:
…”the proposal would make it easier for the public to keep track of what’s going on in Sacramento, and that alone makes Proposition 54 worth supporting.
… Proposition 54 would at least give the public three days to digest a proposed law, while stopping the Legislature from holding votes on measures its members could not possibly have read.
… it would guarantee the right to record public legislative proceedings and use the video and audio for any purpose.
…perhaps most important to those who want to keep an eye on lawmakers but who aren’t in Sacramento, is the requirement that all public meetings be captured on video, with the recordings posted online within 24 hours and retained there for 20 years. Right now, many but not all legislative meetings are recorded, and when and for how long they are posted varies.
…We don’t see how more transparency would give special interests more power than they have now. Nor do a bevy of good government groups supporting the bill along with Munger, chambers of commerce and taxpayers associations.
…Proposition 54 would make the Legislature a bit more open, accessible and accountable to the public. It deserves a “yes” vote.”
Read the entire article on the Los Angeles Times website: http://tinyurl.com/hzzsvfc
To learn more about Proposition 54 or to join the coalition, visit the website at www.YesProp54.org.