Ignacio De La Fuente and Jane Brunner’s Ballot Measures Fizzle

A proposal by Oakland City Councilman Ignacio De La Fuente to overturn ranked-choice voting appears to have died before it even reached the city council. De La Fuente, with the help of council President Larry Reid, had tried to put his proposal on the council’s July 17 agenda without going through the usual committee process. But the Oakland Tribune reported over the weekend that De La Fuente’s proposed measure for the November ballot was stricken from the agenda because he could not get the support of either Mayor Jean Quan or City Administrator Deanna Santana, as required by city regulations. Quan is a strong supporter of ranked choice voting, also known as instant-runoff voting, or IRV.

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