Re "Charter panel's defeat sets off debate" (Our Region, Nov. 9): The overwhelming defeat of Kevin McCarty's ballot measure to establish an elected charter panel should result in much more than McCarty's efforts to spin the result as something other than what it was.
Considering that the $200,000 wasted on this foolish venture could have been used to help keep swimming pools open, or hire a police officer, or for some other truly worthwhile cause, McCarty and those of his fellow council members who were responsible for putting the measure on the ballot should reimburse the city from their annual budget allotment.
-- Robert A. Dell'Agostino, Sacramento
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