Please see the following news items and interviews from my past week of activism:
- 7 July 2009 - MP3
- 8 July 2009 - OC Register
- 9 July 2009 - OC Register
Archive for July, 2009
This morning I filed with the City of Rancho Santa Margarita the necessary paperwork to begin circulating a petition to place a measure on the June 2010 Primary Election ballot.
The measure would establish a limit of two terms on the city council, totaling 8 years, and will be likely to greatly expand the field of candidates in future elections, thus creating a more competitive, democratic environment.
Term limits break ties to special interest groups, and will introduce new ideas and fresh perspectives.
Many of the founding fathers of this nation were very much in favor of term limits. Thomas Jefferson wrote that term limits were necessary in American government “to prevent every danger which might arise to American freedom by continuing too long in office”.
The majority of Orange County cities have term limits for their city council, and it is time that Rancho Santa Margarita joins with the rest of the county in establishing them here.
We will need as many volunteers as possible to help with this effort by circulating petitions to reach the necessary number of signatures (approx. 2,900) to qualify this initiative. Volunteers must reside in Rancho Santa Margarita. Those interested in generously assisting please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 949-973-5815