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Brad Malamud, San Clemente

The Nov. 6 ballot will include Measure V to change from the at-large San Clemente City Council to by-district Councilmembers. If district elections win, the city could create five districts.  Councilmembers will be required to live within the district. If Measure V passes, starting in 2020 voters in two of the newly created districts will elect their Councilmembers. In 2022, the three remaining districts will elect their Councilmembers. Recently, and without a vote of the residents, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Fullerton, Lake Forest, Placentia and Stanton have implemented district elections. The measure lets you make the decision.

If the current system wasn’t broke, we wouldn’t be asking you to fix it. We have tried the current system for years. A district election ensures Councilmembers will live near you and will represent the residents of the district. Vote yes on Measure V.

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  • 1-im concerned that the other districts will gang up on the other district and with voting only every four years bad policy will be impossible to stop and cronies will rule the world and our tax dollar
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  • Folks, George is on point here. Be wary about listening to someone that profits from suing cities repeatedly for his own personal gain on what is best.

    This is really simple. Districting has nullified our voices with the School District and the TCA (aka Toll Road organization.) Doing it at a city level will do the same.

    Here is what the letter above fails to clarify:
    – That this will limit your representation to 1 city council member
    – This will limit each voter to only electing 1 person every 4 years. Whereas today they vote to elect half of the city council members every two years.
    – That per state law cities with high minority populations, which is not the case in San Clemente, are required to put this into effect without a vote,

    In summary, do you want all 5 city council members accountable to your vote? or just 1 of them.

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