At the League of Women Voter’s forum Thursday night the candidates were asked two yes or no questions: Do you support initiative and referendum? and Do you support consolidating city services into city property? Ms. Martineau raised her hand ‘yes’ for both. Despite that, you can see that Nicole Martineau does NOT support popular citizen topics of initiative and referendum or consolidating city services into city property.
This is clearly evidenced by her vote on both issues recently. Directly from the minutes of the November 9, 2010 council meeting, less than a year ago:
A motion was made by Councilmember Hansen, second by Councilmember Knutsen, to approve the resolution providing for the powers of initiative and referendum. The motion failed 2-5 (Boyle, Brouillet, Martineau, Malloy, Turner).”
Here is the vote from the September 7, 2010 council meeting, where she voted no into even studying whether or not moving the court from its current leased space into city property would save the city money.
A motion was made by Councilmember Hansen, second by Councilmember Boyle, to bring back an item asking the city manager to direct staff to study the costs to move the court system into City Hall, with the review of the fifth floor as the location site, on the next council agenda for council consideration.
The motion passed with a roll call vote 4-3 (Martineau, Brouillet, Turner).”
You can’t hide from the vote.