Local Elections

june 19th meeting 10-12 meet local officials and NEW candidate for OC DISTRICT ATTORNEY PETE HARDIN and the soon to be announced candidte for oc Sherrif.

Go to https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAodeitqDMsG9S4bZ0O-joD4Lmm-wCYWMvD?fbclid=IwAR2d8UzjhaJJmFw-Ndv7BUJT-DrPGA6J1_b9bFNtuXXXwA6j55BAVBdvDzw to register.

Go to https://www.petehardin.com/ to get to know Pere. him. Many of us heard him at the March Peace & Justice meeting. Donate and be ready to volunteer for his campaign.

HB CITY COUNCIL MEMBER REPLACEMENT

After Tito Oritiz’ resignation, the Council elected member Barbara Delgleize as Mayor Pro Tem. The council has determined a process to select a replacement for the Ortiz seat on the council. The new member will be selected via an application process. All the information is posted on the HB City website. Basically HB citizens need to apply by June 18. Interviews will be in late June or July. Final selection will be in July. If you want to bring a candidate to the council’s attention please email them at the addresses below:
kim.carr@surfcity-hb.org
Barbara.Delgleize@surfcity-hb.org 
Dan.Kalmick@surfcity-hb.org
mike.posey@surfcity-hb.org
Natalie.Moser@surfcity-hb.org
Erik.Peterson@surfcity-hb.org
Tito.Ortiz@surfcity-hb.org

GAVIN NEWSOM RECALL

I’s going to happen. Go to https://www.gavinnewsom.com/ for updates and volunteer/donation information. Click here for our Governor’s State of the State speech: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/10/us/newsom-state-of-the-state.html?campaign_id=49&emc=edit_ca_20210312&instance_id=27994&nl=california-today&regi_id=76147924&segment_id=53311&te=1&user_id=611668f34e1c792b4fa07ebf33e738ee

KEEP INFORMED WITH LOCAL NEWSLETTERS

Keep up with local city news by going to the Huntington Beach City Manager’s newsletter at: https://www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/announcements/announcement.cfm?id=1579 and clicking on the PDF file.

Our OC District 2 Supervisor Katrina Foley has a newsletter which you can find at http://bos.ocgov.com/legacy2kf/newsletters/vol1issue2.html

HATE SPEECH IN HUNTINGTON BEACH

Elections have consequences. On April 5, the council reaffirmed the city’s dedication to non-violence and against giving voice to white supremacists. It adopted Resolution 21-289 that “denounces all hate crimes and reaffirms its commitment to safety and inclusivity for all.” It also adopted 21-292 that “denounces any movements promoting White Supremacy within its community.” Councilmembers Kalmick, Moser and Mayor Carr were instrumental in the adoption of these resolutions

Katrina’s win made her the First Woman Democrat Ever elected to the OC Board of Supervisors, District #2.
Way to Go Katrina!
Thank you for a robust campaign even in Covid times.
KATRINA FOLEY WINS SPECIAL ELECTION TO REPLACE SUPERVISOR STEEL.
From the Daily Pilot, March 10, 2021


HB City council member replacement

 



OC BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Back in 2017 Attorney Brendon Love shared an in depth presentation on the scope and importance of the Board of Supervisors. Please see link for the presentation: https://sblwdems.wordpress.com/analysis-of-orange-county-government/

we need a new sheriff and district attorney

Get rid for a new team. Spitzer and Barnes need to fade away into the sunset. Read a sad story about Spitzer: https://voiceofoc.org/2021/03/four-prosecutors-allege-sexual-harassment-was-enabled-by-da-spitzer-promoting-his-friends-over-the-objections-of-aides/?utm_source=Voice%20of%20OC%20Email%20Newsletters&utm_campaign=720bbf442e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_04_30_03_19_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6100b0e74b-720bbf442e-279678050

THE NOVEMBER 3 ELECTION

Other than White House tantrums the election is over.

On November 21st Huddle Zoom meeting we heard from Kim Carr and OC Democratic Party Chair Ada Briceño. Kim will be HB Mayor next year and is energized by having Dan and Natalie on the City Council. We also heard from Karl Seckel who is now on the Municipal Water District # 4. Both of these superb individuals exemplify Ada’s goal for the county. We have to win national elections but MUST concentrate on local elections to build a strong bench of candidates that can step up and make a difference in our immediate lives.

The focus locally is to select one very strong Democrat as a candidate for the now vacant seat on the Board of Supervisors. The Democratic party is going through a selection process to be ready for a special election in February or March.





LOCAL GOVERNANCE

Local governance is more immediate and often just as if not more important than what goes on in the Federal and/or state government. Republicans use “lower” elected office as a stepping stools to higher office. In Orange County and many parts of the country we have not been effective in finding good candidates for these offices. Now this has to be our priority not only to have responsive and accountable elected officials but to build up “a bench” for possible office holders in the future. Follow the political career of Katrina Foley for a model to follow.

One of our problems is that it’s been a while since High School civics classes where local governance was hopefully covered. Our busy lives don’t leave much time to learn how the local water board makes a difference in our lives. It does. Witness the Poseidon disaster where conservative officials with ties to commercial interests and no accountability to voters passed a destructive and hugely expensive measure.

Please join our Local Elections team and review these pages for information on local offices and officials.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Local Elections Reflections on 2020

OUR MISSION

  1. Inform, organize, and mobilize Huddle members and the community to support progressive candidates, initiatives and ideals.
  2. Educate the public about the voting records of elected officials and the positions of candidates in meeting progressive ideals.
  3. Integrate with groups that support our purpose in order to maximize impact, influence, and action toward achieving progressive goals.

RESOURCES:

Please feel free to distribute and share the following resources as you see fit.

OFFICE HOLDERS – pdf   (2016 document )

A comprehensive guide to all elected offices in Orange County presented as a spreadsheet. Page 1 is shown below; click above for remaining pages.

COUNTY GOVERNMENT

County government affects our daily lives in multiple ways: the courts, education, voter registration and such.  This is an important review of an almost “hidden” jurisdiction.  HB Huddle area is represented by Districts 1 and 2. 

OCSupMap2011-2

FRAMING ISSUES EFFECTIVELY

This thought provoking presentation invites you to learn how the “other side” thinks.  You have to have a sense of people’s patterns of developing values in order to have a chance at change.

US CONSTITUTION  — a great read.  Good to review from time to time.

Constitution

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