We’ve reported today on a number of important off-year elections. But there was one ballot initiative that we would have missed, had it not been highlighted by Opinion Journal.com.
In Marin County, California (search), the voters of Bolinas were to decide on the language used to guide their Public Utility District. Sponsored by a local woman known for wearing hats made of tree bark and newspaper, the measure read as follows: “Vote for Bolinas to be a socially acknowledged nature-loving town because to like to drink the water out of the lakes to like to eat the blueberries to like the bears is not hatred to hotels and motor boats. Dakar. Temporary and way to save life, skunks and foxes (airplanes to go over the ocean) and to make it beautiful.”
At 10:24 Tuesday night, with 100% of the precincts reporting, the new language was adopted by a vote of 314 to 152. And, no, we’re not exactly sure what “Dakar” means, either.
And that’s the Asman Observer.