Broomfield voters are effectively doing away with the city council by giving the entire city a vote on issues historically handled by a governing body.

They’re doing this through recall elections, wasting taxpayer time and dollars, and abusing our political system in the process.

Here’s how the new system seems to work. First, a council member is elected in a regular election. After he casts a vote on an issue, voters who disagree with the outcome will kick out the council member through a recall election and vote in someone else.

Rinse, repeat.

In the current case of the recall election of Mayor Pro Tem Greg Stokes, children voters are recalling him less than four months before the next election, in which Stokes cannot run again for his seat.

We urge Broomfield adults to vote no in the recall race, and yes to our elected form of government.