Dividing and conquering GOP-style:
“There really isn’t an exit clause for citizens,” Wade said of the perceived historic district shortcoming she aims to fix. “This is just clarifying a way to abolish (the special tax district) if they see the need to do that."
“It’s not written that way,” Vaughan said of Wade’s expressed desire to limit the impact to historic districts. “I know there’s concern among a number of other mayors over the negative impact it could have on their downtowns.” And Vaughan questioned the need for another exit ramp from historic districts, noting that existing law already allows the City Council to abolish such districts.
Oh no, when Trudy says "citizens," she isn't talking about their duly elected representatives, or even the City's citizens themselves as a whole. She's talking about a small subset of citizens who can be manipulated into voting the way the GOP wants. When your party can only claim 19% popularity, here's the approach you must use: (Citywide Referendum = Bad) (Small Enclave Referendum = Good). Why let the voters choose, when you can choose the voters?