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Letter to the Editor

Notes On A Desal Vote

Santa Cruz Weekly, 3/14/12

In "Let My People Vote" (Currents, Feb. 29) the Weekly inaccurately states, "While two separate proposals to bring the controversial desal project to the public for a vote would guarantee a say for Santa Cruz city residents ..." Only the Right to Vote on Desal ballot measure would, if passed by the voters, guarantee city voters a say, because only that proposal would put the requirement of a vote in the city charter, thus making it impossible for the city council to repeal. By sharp contrast, the city council's proposed ordinance, if enacted, could easily be repealed at any time by the same or a future city council.

Jeff Alford

Santa Cruz

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