RSM City Council Adopts Resolution In Opposition To Measure H

I just received the following Press Release from the City Cerk of the city of Rancho Santa Margarita. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                               CONTACT:
              September 23, 2010                                                                                                             Molly McLaughlin
                                                                                                                                                             City Clerk/PIO

Capistrano Unified School District Accelerates Redistricting Effort 

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – At its September 22nd City Council meeting, the City Council unanimously approved a resolution in opposition to Measure H, Capistrano Unified School District’s Ballot Measure that will be before the voters at the November 2nd General Election.  

Currently all 7 members of the Capistrano Unified School District Board are elected at large, providing every voter the opportunity to vote for each of their 7 elected representatives.  If passed, Measure H would change this process by taking away from every voter six of those seven votes — each voter would only be allowed to vote for the Trustee in his/her immediate Trustee Area. 

The resolution reads in pertinent part as follows: 

“The City Council, pursuant to its duty to protect and enhance the quality of life in the City has reviewed Measure H, the ballot proposal to change the way CUSD Trustees are elected in future elections. The City Council declares the passage of Measure H would have a material adverse impact upon the City of Rancho Santa Margarita and its residents…The City Council does hereby strongly oppose the passage of Measure H…The City Council strongly encourages voters in the City of Rancho Santa Margarita and throughout the Capistrano Unified School District to vote “No” on Measure H.” 

A copy of the complete Resolution is attached hereto. 

Note: I have not printed it out as yet. 


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