Reforms

Municipal Court Judges

Dear Mayor Suthers,

I read the article about your proposed reforms for municipal court
judges. I suggest broader reforms than simply setting a retirement age
and having periodic "evaluations."

1. Have voters conduct the evaluations through retention elections every
four years, just like (state) county court judges. That is true public
accountability. Require 60% voter approval to retain them.
A judge should show substantial public confidence; if he/she can't get
60% in an uncontested election, it's time to leave.