“Do we want to create a lot of special-interest districts and become like Los Angeles or Chicago? You’re going to have people saying, ‘Hey, you got a substation, I want a park for my area.’ Districts will create pork, just like Washington, but on a smaller scale.”
No-prize for the first correct guess.
UPDATED 5/22/14: and the correct answer is….Cynthia Ward!
That’s right – the same Cynthia Ward who now thinks that Anaheim needs single-member council districts, was saying exactly the opposite in late 2012.
“But how can this be?” you may ask. After all, Cynthia champions by-district elections.
But should we really be surprised? After all, one of the few constants about Mrs. Ward is the inconstancy of her opinions, which have a shelf live of 6-18 months. As changeable as her opinions are, she holds each of them with absolute certainty — even when they are diametrically opposed to her previous stance, which was also held with absolute certainty.