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Heritage Junction Dispatch
Organization: Los Angeles County / Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich
Date: October 10, 2008
County Regsitrar Apologizes to Pomona Councilman for Ballot Argument Omission
Councilman Hunter Officially Submitted His Name to be Listed as an Opponent to County Measure R
LOS ANGELES COUNTY Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan issued an official apology to Pomona City Councilman George Hunter for the accidental omission of his name as a signer for the argument against Measure R in the November 4, 2008 General Election sample ballot, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
"Although we have quality controls in place, we experienced an unprecedented volume of measure contest consolidations and accompanying argumentation for this election a historical high of 60 measures countywide," said Logan. "We apologize for the error and the lack of quality service in this regard."
"It is unfortunate that the Registrar Recorder/County Clerk's office made this mistake, and it is important to set the record straight and let people know that Councilman Hunter is a key opponent of Measure R," said Antonovich.
"Councilman Hunter recognizes that Measure R does not meet the transit needs of Pomona and the San Gabriel Valley. It fails to complete the Gold Line through Pomona to Claremont, it does not fund the completion of the 71 freeway through Pomona, and it does not complete the vital Alameda Corridor East improvements in Pomona. He also knows that Measure R shortchanges the San Gabriel Valley's return on its taxpayer dollars raised by this inequitable 30-year tax—and that Measure R does not guaranteeing that billions of state and federal dollars leveraged from the tax will go to the Valley."
"Councilman Hunter's commitment to oppose Measure R as an unfair tax for Pomona and the entire San Gabriel Valley should be noted by all San Gabriel Valley voters. His signature for the ballot arguments against Measure R was sought and welcomed by fellow signers Supervisor Gloria Molina, Supervisor Don Knabe, MTA Director and Duarte Councilman John Fasana, Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, El Monte Mayor pro Tem Juventino Gomez, MTA Director and Glendale Mayor Ara Najarian, Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association President Richard Close, and myself."