In their rebuttal to the argument against carving Anaheim into single-member council districts, Mayor Tom Tait and Councilman Jordan Brandman made a number of claims ranging from fanciful to plain old misleading.
One passage in particular drew a complaint from Councilwoman Lucille Kring:
The entire City Council agreed that Anaheim deserves to have neighborhood representation, and that is why we unanimously placed Measure ____ on the ballot for your consideration.
That sentence clearly and falsely mislead voters into believing the entire Anaheim City Council supports by-district elections.
This morning, a judge signed off on a settlement agreement striking that passage from the rebuttal.
Too bad someone didn’t file a complaint against the section of the argument in favor of by-district elections claiming that adopting it would result in Anaheimers getting their trees trimmed.