By and large, San Joaquin County Supervisors have run the county with more fiscal smarts than Stockton’s council did with the city. They deserve credit for that.
Paradoxically, though, because the county has not foundered financially, Supes never had that come-to-Jesus meeting that rehabilitated the council out of its free-spending ways. Politically and economically, Supes still feel they can seek self-enrichment.
This column laid out their financial incentive for seeking a third term. It omitted the issue of the ballot language through which the county tried to mislead voters. Reading it, a voter might think the Supes were imposing term limits on themselves, not extending their stay.
Now a judge has swatted down the ploy. The citizen activists who took the language to court deserve thanks.