In July, a citizens committee presented the Laguna Niguel City Council with a well-thought-out ballot measure limiting campaign contributions with the request to put it on the November ballot.
Instead of discussing the merits of the ballot measure, the City Council instructed staff to study the cost of an election.
At the next council meeting, the council scheduled a special workshop to review the proposed ballot measure.
Normally, the city attorney would be instructed to review a ballot measure and provide the council with his comments and/or recommendations.
The main obstacle appeared to be the $100 limitation, since none of the other provisions were even discussed.
In order to facilitate the process, I suggested putting an advisory measure on the November ballot so the electorate could express their preference for a maximum contribution of $100, $150, $200 or $250. Fair enough?