By Burt Field
Hi Santa Clara Neighbor:
On Tuesday [tonight], the Santa Clara Charter Review Committee will present data to the City Council that has been manipulated by individuals and bots.
It says that 93-94 percent of residents support their recommendation to get rid of the elected Police Chief and City Clerk.
Does that seem ridiculous to you?
The Committee wants to change the City Charter and take away the rights of voters to elect these two important positions and give the authority to the City Manager.
To justify their position they are using a survey that City staff says had “multiple responses from individuals or bots,” according to an investigative report on Santa Clara News Online.
We think this is wrong.
So we ask you to take our 3-question survey to communicate your opinion to City leaders.
Editor’s note: This was originally published by Stand Up For Santa Clara on November 5, 2023.