Tag Archives: by-district elections

Measure L-Created Wrinkles for the 2016 City Council Election

A friend alerted me that missing from yesterday’s post on implementing Measure L was a discussion of how many council seats will be on the ballot in 2016. The answer is: four. Councilmembers Lucille Kring and Jordan Brandman will be running for re-election in yet-to-be drawn council districts, and two new, open seats will be on the ballot. According to ...

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OC Labor’s Top 2014 Priorities: Re-Electing Quirk-Silva and By-District Council Elections in Anaheim

The Orange County Labor Federation’s (OCLF) top two 2014 election priorities are: 1) Re-Elect Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva 2) Adoption of by-district council elections in Anaheim. This is according a presentation in January 2014 – several days after the City of Anaheim-ACLU settlement agreement placing by-district elections on the ballot – by the OCLF, entitled “Analysis of the 2014 Elections In ...

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Militant Union “UNITE-HERE” Puts $25,000 Into Measure L Campaign for By-District Council Elections

The campaign for by-district council elections has received another big union check: UNITE-HERE Local 11 contributed $25,000 to the Committee for District Elections, which is the “Yes on Measure L” campaign.  Who does UNITE-HERE Local 11 represent? Hotel workers (and food service employees). Of what does Anaheim have thousands? Non-unionized hotel workers that UNITE-HERE not only wants, but needs as members.  ...

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More Liberal Special Interest Money for By-District Elections: OC Labor Federation Contributes $10,000

On August 7, the OC Labor Federation, via its Orange County Dignity PAC, contributed $10,000 to the Committee for District Elections, the committee running the campaign for by-district council elections. So, we have another contribution from another liberal special interest group interested in carving Anaheim into single-member council districts. The OC Labor Federation joins OCCORD, San Francisco-based PowerPac.org and left-wing ...

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Why Does A Liberal San Francisco Group Want By-District Council Elections In Anaheim?

As I reported last week, of the $101,100 reported by the campaign to convince Anaheim voters to adopt by-district council districts, not a penny comes from Anaheim. 93% of the “Committee for District Elections” funding is “dark money” – meaning its true sources are undisclosed. Half of that is from a liberal issues advocacy group from San Francisco – PowerPac.org. ...

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Misleading Passage From Pro-Districting Measure Ballot Argument Deleted

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 ...

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Pro- And Con Arguments Against Single-Member Districts Initiative Filed

This November, Anaheim voters will decide on two initiatives: whether to replace the current at-large council election system with the single-member district (or “by-district”)system being pushed by a left-wing coalition; and whether to expand the city council from four to six members. Ballot arguments for and against the by-district initiative were filed on Monday. The pro argument is signed by ...

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