While our thread on electoral reform for California continues to grow (up to an F&V record 69 comments at last check), now is the time to start one on the idea of a constitutional convention. There is a place to enter “Your ideas for Reform,” with the following topical areas prompt:
Governance, including the structure of the legislative and executive branches of government, with the latter to include State agencies and commissions.
Elections, including the initiative and referenda processes, campaign finance, and term limits.
The Budget, including the budget process and related requirements, such as the 2/3ds legislative vote required to pass a budget, the term and balancing of a budget, and mandated spending.
Revenue distribution, including the revenue relationship between local and state government
Note that while the Elections topic does not even hint at electoral-system reform, the Governance topic does open up the idea of executive-legislative structural reform. Parliamentarism, anyone?
Thanks to Dave Shelton, one of our students, for the tip.