A constitutional convention?
December 21, 2009
Next November’s ballot could be brimming with various propositions. There’s already talk of voters being asked to decide legalization of marijuana and gay marriage. Now add a possible call for a statewide constitutional convention in Sacramento to the growing list.
Greg Lucas, writing on the blog California’s Capitol suggests that a vote on whether to call a constitutional convention will indeed be on the 2010 ballot. Attorney General Jerry Brown must approve a 16-page document outlining the process before signatures can be gathered — about 700,000 will be required. The last constitutional convention in California was held in 1878.