Last March, 1,220 registered voters in the city of San Fernando qualified an initiative to give them the right to vote if any one of 20 city properties (parks, City Hall, public parking lots, etc.) should ever be sold, exchanged, swaped or leased. The council, including the two just reelected--Jim Hansen and Jess Margarito--refused to adopt the initiative and ironically used thousands of taxpayers' dollars to fight to keep it off the ballot.
Now we know why. At their Jan. 18 meeting, they discussed the sale of the city's public parking lot. And they say they want to hear what the people want in the city!
MARIA A. LADAS