Measure L

How Measure L (By-District Council Elections) Will Be Implemented

Now that Measure L has been approved by Anaheim voters, how will it be implemented? The settlement agreement between the city and the ACLU spells out the steps that have to take place: First, the city council must adopt a resolution establishing the process for drawing “councilmanic” districts. [NOTE: council districts would have been drawn regardless of the Measure L ...

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Moreno’s Defeat Is A Tactical Loss, Measure L Is A Strategic Win for Anaheim’s Political Left

Leftist council candidate Jose F. Moreno finished a distant fourth place last week, despite the generous financial assistance of rich San Francisco Bay Area progressives. The newly-minted Democrat and Tom Tait ally declined to seek re-election to the Anaheim City School District Board off Education to make a run for the Anaheim City Council, and was the the de facto ...

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OC Register: No on Measure L – “Level of Disunity…Undesirable for California’s 10th Largest City”

The Orange County Register editorial board is advocating a “No” vote on Measure L, which would carve up Anaheim into a by-district system for electing the city council: Come 2016, Anaheim voters will select their City Council candidates on the basis of residency districts – candidates will need to reside in a geographic district, but they will face voters citywide. ...

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Sources: Tait Supporting Left-Winger Jose Moreno for City Council

The Tait for Mayor campaign posted this photo on its Facebook page this week: Why take a photo of Mayor Tom Tait with council candidate Jose Moreno thanking him “for his leadership” and post it on the Tait campaign Facebook page for the benefit of Tait campaign supporters – rather than on his non-campaign mayoral Facebook page? The Tait campaign ...

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Anaheim Elections Advisory Committee Member Gloria Ma’ae: “Measure L is Not the Answer for Anaheim”

Gloria Ma’ae is a long-time resident of Anaheim’s flatlands who is active in the civic affairs of the city. When the City Council appointed the Anahem Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) on Elections and Public Participation in 2012 following the ACLU-Jose F. Moreno lawsuit seeking the imposition of by-district council elections without a vote of the people, Gloria applied and was ...

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Life-Long Anaheim Resident Ron Bengochea: “No On Measure L”

Ron Bengochea is a life-long resident of Anaheim and a committed (although I believe now retired) union member and activist. I add the latter for those tempted to dismiss him as “Tea Partier.”  He was one of the few Anaheim residents to faithfully attend meetings of the Anaheim Citizens Advisory Committee on Elections, at which he always took the opportunity ...

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Measure L Is Entirely a Ruse for Power and Control

Measure L amends the Anaheim City Charter to require the City Council to establish voter districts. A candidate seeking a seat on the city council must live within a given district, and only voters residing within that district may vote for that candidate. Currently, members of the City Council may live anywhere in Anaheim, and voters may vote for any ...

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“The Money Keeps Rolling In For Yes on Measure L”

It’s been a week or so since we’ve checked in on the outside special interest money rolling in for Measure L, which would replace the current at-large election system with by-district elections. If Measure L passes, Anaheim voters would go from having four representatives on the city council to only one. On October 1, the Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) ...

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