Referunda have their problems as well. Often the wording in referenda (or the marketing thereof) is simplified to such an extent that it cannot work when it is applied in the real world. And without some legislative backing, it is hard to enforce.
Laws need to be develop by legislative committees who are consulting experts and the general citizenry. If this is not happening, referenda are not a good substitute.
How about how we change how we are governed? Considered Tiered Democratic Governance.