Mayor Sly James wants lots of Kansas Citians to vote Tuesday. Sure, he loves democracy in action.
He also knows it will take signatures from only 5 percent of the mayoral vote in 2015 to put an initiative petition on a future ballot. If turnout for the low-key mayor’s race is lot lower than the 72,000 in 2011, as expected, petitioners will need a lot fewer signatures for a successful petition.
That’s another form of democracy in action, of course. But in a city where the process has been abused, making petitions easier is asking for problems.
Come Tuesday, it’s time to vote.