Letters to the Editor

No on Prop. 93: The wrong way

As a result of the deceptive way that Proposition 93 is written, I am opposed to granting a lengthier potential time in office to crafty legislators.

The state initiative is nothing more than a job security-benefit enhancement package for self-serving incumbents and other politicians. They've never had a better job.

Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata and Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez have each broken their promises to redesign voter district lines. These lines are contorted and blatantly biased. Many districts are drawn in such a way that practically guarantees election wins for certain candidates. This weakens and makes a mockery of the democratic process.

Perata will term out at the end of his current term. If Proposition 93 passes, he and legislators like him will remain in office -- provided that they win their next elections. Strategically manipulated district lines all but make their re-election outcomes a sure deal.

These reform school dropouts care only about taxing, spending, and power that's never ending. Willie Brown wannabes such as Perata and Núñez need to go.