The elitists running Puyallup must think its citizens are as gullible as the City Council is arrogant. The council apparently thinks so little of those who elect them as to suggest that voter-instigated initiatives would only lead to confusion and would fail to take into account the big picture, as one member put it.
However, there was very little confusion evident in Mukilteo this past election day when citizens used their powers of initiative to prevent the use of cameras for traffic enforcement.
As a Lakewood resident who has witnessed the value of the initiative process locally, I find the Puyallup council’s rejection of initiatives and referenda as patronizing and abusive of citizen authority. Apparently, the only “special interest” the Puyallup City Council fears is the citizenry.