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OCBC’s Board of Directors has taken positions on local and state propositions, and endorsed candidates, and encourages your vote as follows:

LOCAL MEASURES:

Measure EE, City of Newport Beach – SUPPORT 

Measure EE is a common sense solution for ensuring Newport Beach remains a transparent and fair city. By removing outdated language from the city’s charter, Measure EE ensures Newport Beach uses the most efficient and cost effective methods of governance, saving the city and taxpayers money and time.

Measure M, Coast Community College District – SUPPORT

The $698 million bond will allow the community college district to update technology and facilities and repair classrooms and laboratories.

Measure W, City of Fullerton – SUPPORT

This public-private partnership will preserve a majority of West Coyote Hills as natural open space for the public, and provide $30 million in private funding to improve Fullerton’s roads, schools, fire protection, library technology and parks, including the opening of the Ward Nature Preserve.

STATE PROPOSITIONS:

Proposition 30 – Temporary Taxes to Fund Education – OPPOSE

OCBC recognizes that Prop 30 is Governor Brown’s signature initiative, and while education and workforce development are top initiatives for OCBC, this measure increases taxes without the reforms in education needed to assure efficient and effective use of taxpayer dollars, or assurances that any funding will go to the classroom for students.

Proposition 31, Government Accountability Act – SUPPORT

This measure creates a two-year state budget cycle and mandates that all bills be published at least three days prior to a legislative vote, helping to improve accountability and transparency of state government while encouraging flexibility to local governments.

Proposition 37 – Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods – OPPOSE

This measure will require labeling on raw or processed food offered for sale to consumers if the food is made from plants or animals with modified genetic materials, but is not supported by sound science, will increase food costs, incentivize frivolous litigation, and is full of nonsense exemptions for special interests.

Proposition 38 – Tax for Education and Early Childhood Programs – OPPOSE

Similar to proposition 30, this measure increases taxes without addressing education reforms that would guarantee more efficient and effective use of funding.

Proposition 39 – Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses – OPPOSE

Requires multistate businesses to calculate their California income tax liability based on the percentage of sales in California.

ENDORSED CANDIDATES:

Tom Daly, 69th Assembly District

Janet Nguyen, 1st Supervisorial District

Todd Spitzer, 3rd Supervisorial District

Tim Jemal, South Orange County Community College District

Jordan Brandman, Anaheim City Council

Steve Chavez Lodge, Anaheim City Council

Colin McCarthy, Costa Mesa City Council

Gary Monahan, Costa Mesa City Council

Steve Mensinger, Costa Mesa City Council

Jennifer Fitzgerald, Fullerton City Council

Bruce Whitaker, Fullerton City Council

Barbara Delgleize, Huntington Beach City Council

Dwight Robinson, Lake Forest City Council

Tony Petros, Newport Beach City Council

Wendy Bucknum, Mission Viejo City Council

Frank Ury, Mayor, City of Mission Viejo

Teresa Smith, Mayor, City of Orange

Ray Grangoff, Orange City Council

Mark Murphy, Orange City Council

Eric Alderete, Santa Ana City Council, Ward 3

Miguel Pulido, Mayor, City of Santa Ana

Tyler Diep, Westminster City Council

Gene Hernandez, Yorba Linda City Council


Posted on October 23, 2012

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