The Reform Ticket and The Pledge
The ‘Long Beach Reform Ticket’ is a concept we created to emphasize the parallel nature of the reform candidacies of our two board members who chose earlier this year to run for office: Juan Ovalle, District 8 city council candidate and co-founder of LBRC member organization People of Long Beach, and Robert Fox, District 2 city council candidate and executive director of LBRC member organization the Council of Neighborhood Organizations (CONO). By their separate campaigns, they each reinforce one another and carry forward the mantle of the local reform movement.
They each will be signatories to The Reform Pledge. The Long Beach Reform Pledge will consist of a series of local government reform policies for which the candidates promise to advocate on city council if elected, including campaign finance reforms, restoration of a process for the public to agendize council items, a clear public vote on term limits, absolute opposition to the use of public funds for political advocacy (veiled or otherwise), officeholder account reform, and greater transparency by elected officials.