The Spokesman-Review editorial on May 15 fails to recognize that Initiative 4 provides for communication between corporations and the city in an open forum. The intent of the initiative is to demonstrate that alternatives are available to address the issue of corporate control of the electoral process. When laws and court rulings are made that are clearly at odds with what the public wants, those laws need to be challenged. Initiative 4 clearly does that.
Our government is supposed to be based on the consent of the people, but the courts have thoroughly trampled that concept with rulings like Citizens United and others. The public needs to signal our leaders that they are out of touch with the will of the people. Putting Initiative 4 on the ballot will determine if the people support how the government and electoral process is currently being conducted.