A proposed bill that would attach fiscal impact statements to citizen-led initiative questions is being championed by its sponsor as a move toward transparency, but opponents said it would create an unfair disadvantage.

Roberts, a Nashville attorney and sponsor of an amendment to Nashville’s charter which would simplify and standardize the process whereby citizens can put a measure on the ballot. It’s called Hear the People. Jacob is a veteran of Initiative and Referendum battles across the nation in a decades long career helping citizens require their government to listen to them. They’ll be discussing Roberts’ Hear the People amendment and the election on 1/22.