The S.E.I.U. local 221 is the Labor Union promoting term limits for the County Supervisor. One newspaper story says the Labor group feels that the supervisors are “too entrenched and fail to represent constituents fairly”. Is that really what this is about?
The County Board had plenty of organic, natural turn-over prior to the inception of the $2,000,000 per year, per Board Member “community grant” program (many people knowingly wink and deny it’s a slush fund) in the mid 1990’s.
How interesting, or at least coincidental, that since that program was enacted and each Supervisor has been able to sprinkle millions of dollars annually of taxpayer funded largess to those who can best provide political benefit there has been no change of players by the voters on the Board of Supes. Hmmmm.
Additionally, while they each likely spend hours and hours poring over who will win the Supe lottery, they have actually passed multi-billion dollar County budgets without comment! Hmmmmm.
Look at the City of San Diego City Council and the State of California legislature for examples of how great term-limited legislative bodies are. Oh, wait, I forgot, both those bodies are dominated by pro-union lackeys who don’t seem to give a hoot about anything but their labor union boss sponsors. Hmmmmmm.
If a board dominated by pro-union lackeys is the goal, term-limits appears to be a proven method of achieving it.
But if good and responsive governance is the real goal, they and we should be insisting that the political gift program be ended instead.