Todd Gloria wants to reform the referendum process. The City Council member is bummed that a number of initiatives, including the one to stop the minimum wage increase, got enough signatures to make the ballot. He wants to make the process more transparent, so voters know who's funding the initiatives.
Big surprise: Organizations that front such measures don't like the idea. Power to the people, they say. You'd think they were hippies or even ardent populists. Jerry Sanders, head of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and a vocal critic of the minimum wage increase, doesn’t quite fit that bill. He's very well groomed.