1. Inflated egos demand a power grab, as no one else counts.
2. Remove the consideration that voters do not care because of the lack of turn-out during voting - great excuse on the surface, but as such, it further feeds the blind power-grab by people who have a taste of being "big fish in a little pond" syndrome.
3. In early 2002 (+), I attempted during the Shane Johnson days to address what I thought was improper manipulation of the attempt to the then Charter, but being too new to city politics, I dropped my outrage. IF this group of elected officials succeed in being the sole trustees of all decisions that affect the Charter, thus the residents of Rowlett who vote, or not, then as Ron states - just crown them with the royal jewels of over-inflated egos who believe they can not just "know better than do the citizens", BUT who don't give a damn about voters think.
4. IMO, voter apathy is not so much due to not caring, but years of conditioning by the elected officials who have consistently ignored the voice of the voter. Perhaps it is time for the a rebellion by even a few residents, and say "NO!" The people are now going to decide what should or not be in a new Charter. Moreover, it is a selection of people such as Ron Miller, Larry Beckman, et al, who should tackle the task of rewriting the City of Rowlett Charter. There is no one in Rowlett who has their preverbal "ear to the ground" regarding City policies and oversight, or better suited for the task. It is now time to remove what appears to be the incestuous and embedded homesteaders from the hallowed halls of the City of Rowlett.
5. The arrogance of elected leaders who believe they know better than the voters, serves to further support my thesis they will continue to cling to "big fish in the little pond" syndrome. What will be next? Executive Orders by the City Mayor?? No, we cannot allow that to happen.
6. Just a part of my opinion.
Thanks, Anna........but I really don't want to rewrite the city Charter.