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Council Dumps Voter Approval Policy for Long-term Debt
In the following clip, from the Feb 24, 2010 council meeting, City Manager Cotton and long-time Council Member Bond admit to not following their policy of putting major "expenditures"/bonding to the vote of the people. The Council had agreed to the policy because the Encinitas Taxpayers Association had prepared to run an initiative to make that policy law.
Here is the 1993 letter from the Encinitas Taxpayers Association that motivated the City Council to adopt the policy of letting the voters decide on long-term debt. Here are the minutes from the 1993 council meeting.