Measure D

Anaheim Voter Turnout on Tuesday: 14.8%

I reached out to Orange County Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley yesterday to find out the voter turnout in Anaheim for Tuesday’s primary election. The news isn’t very heartening: Anaheim has 123,485 registered voters – very few of whom cast ballots in this election: In a disheartening manifestation of this low turnout, the first vote update from the ROV on ...

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June Primary Results: Measures C and E Win, Measure D Loses

Yesterday, Anaheim voters spoke on three proposed amendments to the city charter that emerged from the Charter Review Commission process. A bundle of largely technical fixes and updates to the charter (Measure C) won handily. The prohibition against safe-and-sane fireworks was repealed, and a proposal to change the mayoral term from four to two years failed:   Measure C has ...

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Campaign Update: “Yes on Measure E” Ups the Ante; “No on D” Conjures the Specter of “Powerful Special Interests”

The polls open in about 12 hours, and Election Day Anaheim voters will cast their ballot on the three charter amendments on tomorrow’s ballot. TNT Fireworks put another $45,000 into the Yes on Measure E campaign, hoping to persuade Anaheim voters to repeal the charter’s prohibition against safe-and-sane fireworks and allow the City Council to legalize them for sale and ...

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The Mayoral Candidates on Measure D

The OC Register has published a round-up article on the three local ballot measure before Anaheim voters this Tuesday: Measures C, D and E. Measure D would change the mayoral term from four year to two years; the global limit on eight consecutive years as mayor would remain unchanged. The article quotes the three mayoral candidates views on Measure D: ...

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Anaheim Chamber of Commerce PAC Voter’s Guide: Yes on Measures C, D and E

The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce PAC has published its voter’s guide for the June primary:  MEASURE C — VOTE “YES” Various Charter Amendments Shall the Charter be amended to: modernize and remove outdated language to reflect changes in the City and law; authorize financial documents’ availability in electronic format; update matters regarding boards/commissions; allow setting City Manager compensation by agreement, ...

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Some “Outside Special Interests” Are Better Than Others, Part 2

Anaheim Insider here. 10 days ago or so, Mayor Tom Tait recorded a robocall to voters, in which he attacked Measure D as being backed by “outside special interests.” The robocall was an independent expenditure from the Mayor’s re-election campaign committee, and therefore triggered a requirement that IE expenditure report his campaign is mandated to file must also include all ...

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Some Outside Interests Are Better Than Others

Anaheim Insider here. Mayor Tom Tait paid for a robocall a few days ago, urging Anaheim voters to oppose Measure D, which would amend the city charter so the mayor serves a maximum of four consecutive two-year terms, rather than the present two consecutive four-year terms. If adopted by Anaheim voters, it would go into effect immediately and Tait, Lucille ...

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OC Register Gets It Right On Measures C and E, Wrong on Measure D

The OC Register editorial board is rolling out its endorsements for the June primary ballot. Weighing in on the three proposed amendments to Anaheim’s city charter: Measures C,D and E, the OCR editorial board got two out of three correct. The OCR supports a “yes” vote on Measure C (a bundle of largely technical modifications to the charter); and on Measure E ...

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