Public referendums are an interesting way to allow citizens to have a direct vote and say on a particular issue. At times referendum issues can get a little strange such as the recent Los Angeles vote on whether porn stars should be required to wear a condom in adult videos. Requiring the wearing of condoms in adult videos passed with 56 percent of the vote.

The condom vote pales in comparison to a recent referendum put up for a vote in Switzerland. In March of this year voters in Zurich Switzerland passed a referendum requiring the expenditure of tax dollars to build drive-in sex boothsin an effort to move legalized prostitution out of public view. The building of sex booths passed with 52% of citizens in favor. Similar booths are in existence in the Netherlands and Germany.

Wow who says voting can’t be interesting!

If you are aware of other interesting referendum votes, please share them.

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The definition of reinvent is:to replace with an entirely new version, to make over completely, to recast something familiar or old into a different form.In my opinion we need to reinvent government, business and ourselves. Today’s world is about constant change driven by the power of new ideas.For the past 17 years as an attorney, I have worked in government at the county, city, authority and school district level in the Buffalo, NY area. I have seen first hand the need for reinventing how government operates. For a period of four years, I served as Chief of Staff to the 9 member City of Buffalo Common Council. Government must engage the talents and skills of its citizens by becoming more collaborative and transparent in its decision-making and operations. Utilizing technology as a tool to engage citizens is something all governments need to explore.I have great respect for entrepreneurs as they put their passion into a vision, which results in new products, new services and new jobs. Entrepreneurs are on the front lines of change. As an adjunct college instructor, I see how students and everyone for that matter must continually change and reinvent themselves to survive and be successful in today’s crazy world economy.Some of my favorite change agent writers are Tom Peters, Seth Godin, Gary Hamel and Guy Kawasaki. I welcome the opportunity to meet new people, to further my own learning and to share ideas.On a personal note I am 47 years old, my other half Cheryl is an attorney in private practice and together we have three children, Michael age 20 and Joseph age 14 and our newest shock of an addition Julia, born 11/2/11.