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League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Councilmember Term Limits of Three Terms; City Lobbying, Campaign Finance and Ethics Laws
City of Los Angeles
Charter Amendment & Ordinance - Majority Approval Required
Pass: 375,433 / 59.53% Yes votes ...... 255,242 / 40.47% No votes
Index of all Measures
|Results as of Dec 3 2:14pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (1,799/1,799)|
|Information shown below: Arguments | Full Text|
Shall the Charter be amended and ordinance adopted to: change Councilmember term limits to three terms; restrict lobbyists from making campaign contributions, gifts and becoming commissioners; revise lobbyist registration thresholds; require contractors certify compliance with lobbying laws; extend elected officials' post-employment restrictions; require ethics training; and revise requirements for independent expenditures and campaign communications?
|Arguments For Measure R||Arguments Against Measure R|
|Our City government needs reform.
Proposition R has tough new ethics reforms and term limits that will make City government more honest, effective and accountable to voters. It will reduce the power and influence of special interests and their paid lobbyists.
That's why the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce initiated this reform.
Please join us in voting YES on Proposition R!
JOHN W. MACK
|"THE PEOPLE OF LOS ANGELES HAVE BEEN CHEATED." - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo on Measure R
If you believe in open, transparent government…
If you believe in strong ethics rules that limit powerful lobbyists…
If you believe politicians must be honest with voters…
Reject Measure R.
Measure R was written BY lobbyists. City Attorney Delgadillo says Measure R "weakens current ethics laws, places the city in legal peril and is misleading to the voters."
Measure R will hide lobbyists from public view until after they win favors for a client.
It throws transparency out the window.
Measure R doesn’t say what it really does: lengthen city council term limits. Politicians think you’ll only approve an extension if it’s hidden in “ethics reforms.” Why not just be honest and ask voters for another term?
The City Council rushed to approve Measure R for the ballot only hours after receiving it, just to keep their jobs for four more years, and:
Instead we got sham “ethics” changes rushed through City Hall.
Ethics Commissioner Bill Boyarsky called Measure R “outrageous” and said the City Council “showed absolute contempt for the Ethics Commission.” (Los Angeles Times, 8-3-06)
The Daily News says Measure R “has nothing to do with reforming ethics and everything to do with confusing voters into voting for this ill-begotten scheme.”
Measure R: Rubbish.
PAT HERRERA DURAN
PASTOR A.J. MORA
JILL BANKS BARAD
|Full Text of Measure R|
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