> Ballot measures are not normal laws — they are essentially permanent, changeable only by subsequent ballot prop.
That is not true. The author has clearly confused ballot measures that affect the constitution with those that affect California statutes. If a ballot measure changes the constitution then it requires another ballot measure to change the constitution back (this is because the legislature themselves can’t change the constitution without the people voting on it). However, things that affect the law but don’t change the constitution becomes law “in the same manner and having the same legal effect as if it had been passed by the state legislature and signed by the governor.” That means the legislature can change it later if things don’t work out.
Personally I always look to see whether a proposition is a constitutional amendment or not. When it is I agree with the authors set of guidelines, but for many of the ballot measures this year there are no constitutional changes.
To the author- please read up on how the law in california works before writing blog posts that are going to misinform a bunch of people.