CityWatch: Top 5 Reasons! … You Must Vote No on the “Not Affordable Housing” Measure JJJ on Nov. 8

CityWatch: Top 5 Reasons! … You Must Vote No on the “Not Affordable Housing” Measure JJJ on Nov. 8
October 20, 2016 Peter

EXPOSING THE LOOPHOLES, BACK DOORS, TRAP DOORS AND CROSSED FINGERS–In nearly every election in California, there’s a ballot measure that uses the tricks of phrasing I have long dubbed “And Other Uses” to obtain riches for people who don’t deserve them and haven’t earned them. When I was the news editor, and then managing editor, of LA Weekly for nine years, my favorite story that dug into the loopholes and scams lurking on our California ballots was “Reading the Fine Print: How to spot the Loopholes, Legal Doozies and Loose Phrasing in California’s Ballot Initiatives.” Let’s call JJJ what it is: a Jargon-Jammed Joke. It pulls an inexcusable trick on voters by promising something LA needs, “affordable housing.”

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