By: Libertarian Party of Orange County Chairman Tom Hanson
As voted by the officers of the Libertarian Party of Orange County. If you have any questions you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our guide to statewide ballot initiatives (propositions).
Don’t forget to vote!
United States Senator: The LPOC endorses Gail K. Lightfoot. A lifelong advocate of fiscal responsibility and social tolerance. With no less than FOURTEEN Republicans, six democrats, and two American Independent candidates available to vote for, this election redefines what splitting the vote means. Other than Obama Birther Orly Taitz, none of the GOP candidates have much name recognition. Lightfoot has more than a puncher’s chance of doing well here. Show her some support!
Orange County Board of Education, Area One: The LPOC endorses Art Pedroza. Art has long been a voice of liberty and limited government in Orange County, and is a Community College Instructor to boot. Art understands the importance of quality, cost-effective education. He understands that education is a life-long pursuit.
County Measures and Recall:
Measure A: Office of the Public Administrator. YES. Turns office of the Public Administrator into an appointed office.
Measure B: Mandatory Minimum Pension Selection. YES Requires county supervisors to enroll in the least lucrative pension program.
Measure E: BREA-OLINDA SCHOOL DISTRICT – MEASURE FOR 21st CENTURY SCHOOLS. NO. Raising funds via bonds. The interest and principle of the bonds will be paid via increase in property taxes.
Measure G: Savanna Elementary School District Measure: Improvements to Support Academic Excellence. NO. Once again an increase in property taxes to pay the interest and principle on school bonds.
Measure H: City of Yorba Linda, Housing Element Implementation Rezonings, Savi Ranch.
Begrudgingly YES. Yorba Linda, like most cities in California are required by state law to provide certain amounts of high-density (i.e. low income housing) development. This measure at least allows for local control in how the state requirement is met. A no victory could lead to a costly battle with Sacramento.
Measure I: City of Yorba Linda, Housing Element Implementation Rezonings, Various Sites. Begrudgingly YES. Same reasoning as Measure H.
Measure J: City of Stanton, Measure to Increase Utility User Tax to Preserve City Services. NO. The City of Stanton doesn’t know how to manage its finances and seeks close the gap by punishing its citizens and businesses with higher utility taxes. Cut waste and prioritize instead. Irony of ironies, the author of the against argument appears to have ran as a Liberal Democrat for Stanton City Council in 2008, whereas Republican Ed Royce’s dad signed off on the For argument.
Measure K: City of Stanton, Advisory Measure: NO NO NO NO NO NO. It appears that the Stanton City Council thinks its citizens are idiots. Next election the Stanton City Council should have an advisory measure seeking feedback on whether its citizens should continue to breathe.
L – City of Cypress, Amendment to Specific Plan YES Allows for additional development possibilities of unutilized land off of Katella Avenue.
Fullerton Recall Election. The LPOC endorses a yes vote on the recall of Fullerton City Council members Don Bankhead, Dick Jones, and Pat McKinley. We offer no endorsement of replacement candidates.