WE THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA support a change in the California Constitution to PROHIBIT a holder of any Constitutional Office, State Legislature, School Board, Mayorship or City Council from running or campaigning for another elected public office other then re-election to the same office, while that individual is in their currently elected or appointed office and for a period of not less than 180 days immediately afterwards.
We support an effort to place this measure for referendum on the first available ballot after the necessary amount of signatures have been gathered.
Why do we need this Here is a taste of the shinanigans going on in Los Angeles alone:
The following Los Angeles elected officials have either filed for, or are rumored to be seriously considering the following seats:
City Councilman Jack Weiss - LA City Attorney
City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel - LA City Controller
City Councilman Greig Smith - State Assembly
City Councilman Dennis Zine - LA County Supivisor
LA City Controller Laura Chick - LA City Council
LA City Attorney Rocky delgadillo unsucessfully ran for California Attorney General
LA City Councilman Alex Padilla ran for State Senate abandoning his council seat.
LA City Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa ran for Mayor, abandoning his District 14 seat.
Newly elected LAUSD School board member Tamar Galatzen has barely been sworn in and is already considering a run for LA City Council.
LA City Councilman Richard Alarcon ran for State Senate while a City Councilman. He wins, abandoning his City Council post, serves his full term in the Senate where he launched an unsuccessful campaign for Mayor. He then runs for State Asembly while still in the State Senate. He wins and then DAYS LATER begins a run for Los Angeles City Council winning the City Council seat and abandoning the Assembly.
In Santa Clarita, City Councilman Cameromn Smyth abandoned his seat and ran for State Assembly. He is now planning on running for Congress.
ALL this and more represents the last 24 months of LA politics.
The list goes on and on
Shameless in Sacramento: