Yes EJ, there IS a democracy working. This is going to be quick. The court order, to allow the umpteenth selling of the soul of Glendale’s homeowners to get on the ballot was 2000% correct.
At the end of the day, it is the property and business owners of Glendale, AZ who will be on the hook for the failure of the Phoenix Coyotes. If the Coyotes pull a rabbit out of their ass and somehow begin to run in the black, the homeowners will not see a dime of this windfall. If anything, they will get hammered again in the form of higher taxes due to higher property value. Some business owners might see a boon in the form of ancillary traffic, but it is not enough.
The Goldwater Institute did its job and so did the court. The issue belongs on the ballot and nowhere else. At this point, the issue has come a full dysfunctional circle.