I wrote extensively this morning about the embedded cynicism toward LR goverment, sometimes justified on the record, sometimes merely a product of suspicion at every official action on account of history.
I've updated that item. Those of you think a developer is lurking behind every golf course sand trap will want to take a look at UPDATE II at the bottom of the item.
I don't know if this is a meaningful threat. What I do know is that 1) a referendum will stop any effort to privatize a square inch of War Memorial 2) the cynicism toward city government is a powerful negative force on making this a better city 3) a more democratic government might improve things. Or, as Albert Dentay said this morning, it might not.