Ted Costa just proposed leaving the current initiative process to it’s corporate overlords, and to create a separate “citizen’s initiative” process that would, conceivably, lead only to initiatives that Ted Costa approves of. Extraordinarily, Peter Schrag and Rick Jacob both agree. Despite all the speakers expressing their profound disappointment with Californian direct democracy, they simply won’t give up on it. Explaining this “second tier”, which would prohibit paid signature gatherers, subject initiatives to truth in advertising, ban all TV ads, and allow more time for debate before an election,  you can actually see the panelists’ heads ascending into the clouds.