The flaws with Charter Amendment 3 are more serious than you note. The Mayor proposed a selection method for the auditor that would have provided insulation from the political process; the Council amended it so that THEY are the ones who choose the auditor, and stacked the committee so they have more votes. This new auditor will be beholden to the political whims of the Council -- and is anyone happy about that? Watch for a Council Member Near You to be handed the auditor position sometime soon if this passes, as political payback.Now I regret my vote. We do indeed need to keep our eye on how council members line up on the audit committee and who lands the auditor position.
In the mean time if you have yet to vote, do as I say and not as I do: vote against the