Anonymous Blogging Sometimes Doesn't Work
Mayor Sam points us toward a new blog dedicated to opposing Measure R, a controversial ethics reform ballot measure that encompasses both campaign ethics and the changing of Los Angeles City Council term limits from 2 to 3. It's a sore subject because it looks like combining new restrictions on campaign contributions with term limits is included simply to entice voters to approve it. It's a sore subject because the bill went onto this November's ballot expediently and seeminly under the radar. It's a sore subject because Neighborhood Councils were not given time to comment on it. It's a sore subject because the City Attorney, Ethics Commission and other entities said it was not legal and, well, not ethical.
Yet, the bill goes forward and we vote on it in November.
The opposition blog, Termed Out, is run by the handle "3rd Tactical". This not only sounds silly for a blog that is for the people and by the people, but in an atmosphere begging for political transparency, typing behind a sobriquet gives a shady feeling about this particular opposition.
LAist doesn't deny the importance of opposing Measure R, but encourages the blog to step it up and succeed.
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