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futureA friend alerted me that missing from yesterday’s post on implementing Measure L was a discussion of how many council seats will be on the ballot in 2016.

The answer is: four. Councilmembers Lucille Kring and Jordan Brandman will be running for re-election in yet-to-be drawn council districts, and two new, open seats will be on the ballot.

According to the text of the Measure L charter amendment, once the four winners are sworn, they will cast lots to decide which serves only a two-year term and runs again in 2018:

Notwithstanding the term of office specified in the first paragraph of this Section 500, at the City Council meeting where these four members are sworn in, the City Council shall select by casting of lots one member elected at the November 2016 general election to hold office for a term of two years and until his or her successor qualifies; the remaining three members shall serve for a term of four years and until their successors qualify.

This is done so that going forward, there will always be three council seats on the ballot every two years. So, it is possible that either Councilmember Brandman or Kring will have to run a third time in 2018 (but for another two-year term). It begs the question of why the amendment didn’t limit the lot casting to the winners of the two newly-created council district seats.

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Jordan BrandmanThis came over the transom from Councilman Jordan Brandman’s campaign last week:

I hope you are looking forward to the Summer season as much as I am. So many great things are happening in Anaheim, and with your continued support, only the best is in our future.  With that in mind, I would be honored to have you celebrate with us at a Taco Tuesday Summer Fiesta!

Tuesday, July 1st
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

El Torito Restaurant
2020 E. Ball Rd.
Anaheim, CA 92806

Please RSVP to Melahat at or (562) 491-1318.

If you are unable to attend but want to support the campaign, please click here to contribute today.

Hope to see you then!



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