City Council overrides voters 20 days after election.Submitted by fishyculture on Wed, 11/28/2012 - 07:33
"But while voters rejected Initiative A, which would have allowed bicycles on a 1 1/2-mile pedestrian path, voters ignored the urging of elected officials and passed Initiative B with a 52 percent majority.
The council was unmoved. Council member Jeff Souza attributes the outcome to voter confusion, and says the ordinance, as written, would have resulted in an ongoing series of elections on Greenbelt usage and regulations. “It’s unprecedented to have police powers restricted...”"
Unprecedented to have police powers restricted... Well, besides that whole silly "Constitution" thingy.