I agree with your editorial that the initiative process in California is out of control.
I waded through the hefty pamphlet that Secretary of State March Fong Eu's office prepared describing the 12 measures on Tuesday's ballot. I read the legislative analyses, the arguments for, the arguments against and their rebuttals, an exhausting task. Yet having done so, I still can't predict with certainty the impact of some of these propositions.
Without doubt many Californians share my perplexity. And that's just those of us who have bothered to bone up on these measures.
So we are about to pass a slew of laws by holding an election in which half those eligible will not vote and those who do will largely be underinformed. It is a recipe for bad laws and the track record of the initiative process bears this out.