Tuesday, November 16, 2010

L.A. Voters' Bill of Rights One Step Closer to 2011 Ballot

Los Angeles Voters' Bill of Rights

The City Council voted to support putting a crucial part of our L.A. Voters' Bill of Rights election-reform policy on the March 2011 Ballot, which aims to limit the influence of big money special interests on City elections. The measure will ask voters to support updating the City's Matching Fund Program, which voters first approved 20 years ago. It also will ask voters to support imposing restrictions on campaign contributions from those vying for City contracts. We need one more second-reading majority vote next week to make it official. Also, tomorrow the City Council will vote to put the DWP Ratepayer Advocate on the ballot. I was the first Councilmember to call for such a position in 2008.

Click here to read our press release on the Matching Funds-Campaign Donation Restriction Measure.