Long Beach, CA
In another political stunner, Long Beach Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell announces his opposition to the controversial charter amendment Measure BBB, which would allow Long Beach officials to run for a Third Term and eliminate the Write-In campaign.
In a press release he states:
“On November 6th, I will be casting a ‘No’ vote on Measure BBB. The Long Beach City Council wants the voting public to increase the number of terms they can serve. I am not necessarily against that idea for incumbents, but I am firmly against getting rid of the write-in option. If you get rid of the write-in, you get rid of accountability.
“Further, the e-mails I have received from some councilmembers and the mailers I have received in support of this measure are misleading. The write-in was never a “loophole” as the mailers have stated. In fact, it was approved by the voters at the same time term limits were put in place. To claim anything different is a fabrication and appears to be an attempt to confuse voters into favoring the measure. This is unfortunate.
“Simply put, we can do better, and the best way to do this is to be above board and remain honest with the voters.”
Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell joins Third District Councilwoman Suzie Price in opposing the measure.