Charter Review Committee

Changing the Name Doesn’t Change the School

To paraphrase Oscar Wilde’s wisdom, “There are two tragedies in life: not getting what you want and getting it.” In the case at hand at Palm Lane Elementary School, establishing a charter school may not result in the outcomes hoped for. In fact, researchers have found that student achievement does not usually vary between public schools and charter schools (Center ...

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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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Measure D – Rebuttal to the Argument Against

Continuing our series of posts (here, here and here) on what will be the most contentious measure on Anaheim’s June ballot – Measure D – we present the “Rebuttal to Argument Against Measure D (which changes the mayor’s term from four to two years): REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT AGAINST MEASURE D We urge you to Vote Yes on Measure D to ...

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Measure D – Rebuttal to Argument in Favor

Continuing our series of posts (here and here) on what will be the most contentious measure on Anaheim’s June ballot – Measure D – we present the “Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Measure D (which changes the mayor’s term from four to two years): REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE D Vote “NO” on Measure D. An overwhelming ...

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Measure D – A Two-Year Mayoral Term: The Argument Against

We’ve posted the Argument in favor of Measure D, which would amend the City Charter to limit the mayor to four consecutive two-year terms, instead of the current limit of two consecutive four-year terms. Here is the Argument Against Measure D that will be in the sample ballot: ARGUMENT AGAINST MEASURE D Opposition to Charter Amendment to Section 504 We ...

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Measure D – A Two-Year Mayoral Term: The Argument In Favor

The most contentious local measure on the June ballot will be Measure D – a measure to change the mayor’s term from four to two years, based on the recommendation of the Charter Review Committee. Following is the Argument in Favor that voters will receive in the sample ballots. I’ll be posting the Argument Against and the rebuttals against both ...

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UPDATED: Council Should Break Grab-Bag “Measure 1” Charter Amendment Into a Few Ballot Measures

Readers may have gathered from my preceding posts (here, here and here) on the Charter Review Committee recommendations and the proposed charter amendments that has issued from the CRC’s work, but the more recommendations that were more political (for lack of a better descriptive) in nature were separated into discrete ballot measures. The rest of the recommendations – mainly streamlining-oriented ...

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Council Places Fireworks, Two-Year Mayoral Term On June Ballot

On Tuesday night, the Anaheim City Council took up the Charter Review Committee’s recommendations, which staff had packaged into four proposed charter amendments for the June ballot. Anaheim voters will have the opportunity to say yes or no to changing the mayoral term from four to two years; legalizing safe and sane fireworks; and enacting a bucket of government efficiency ...

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Two-Year Mayoral Term Instead of Four?

One of the items the City Council will take up tonight is the question of changing the length of the mayoral term from four years to two. Prior to 1992, the mayor was directly elected every two years; only sitting members of the city council were eligible to run. In 1992, the charter was amended and the current system — ...

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