The Local Transit Senate
The concept of the Senate, at least as implemented by the United States Constitution, is anti-democratic. In the state of Montana each senator represents ~500,000 people, in Michigan ~5,000,000 people, and in California ~19,500,000 people. A citizen of Montana has 39 times the representation of a citizen of California, and 10 times the representation of a citizen of Michigan.
The anti-democratic concept of the senate is replicated throughout America's civic infrastructure. This includes the Interurban Transit Partnership (aka: the Rapid) which is overseen by a board of 15 representatives from the six municipalities; five of these members - 1/3rs of the board - represent the citizens of the city of Grand Rapids which comprises 52% of the population of the service area. A citizen of Grandville has 5 times the representation of a citizen of Grand Rapids.
|City||Population||Population %||Seats||Citizens per Seat||Relative Representation|
|East Grand Rapids||11,371||3%||2||5,685||7x|
Thanks to Mariner 9#4828 of Discord for doing the initial tabulation.