Dr. Frates is quoted in a recent Riverside Press-Enterprise article about Colton potentially approving a bond issue without the consent of voters, as is usually required in California:
Steve Frates of the Rose Institute of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College said there are other ways to accomplish what Colton wants.
“Typically, the municipal leaders either don’t think the citizens will approve it or they don’t want to ask the citizens,” Frates said.
“Legislation like that doesn’t occur in a vacuum. Someone, somewhere, is pushing for it.”