YES--Proposition 190 (Judicial Performance Commission): Reforms the state's Commission on Judicial Performance, which is responsible for disciplining errant or incompetent judges. The measure ensures that a majority of commission members will be from the public and grants the panel more authority to remove or discipline current and former judges.
YES--Proposition 191 (Justice Courts): Eliminates justice courts and merges them with the municipal courts in jurisdictions of 40,000 or fewer people.
Los Angeles County
Superior Court Office No. 2: TERRY B. FRIEDMAN. This veteran state assemblyman and former poverty lawyer has the patience, fairness and compassion to be an excellent judge.
Superior Court Office No. 4: TERI SCHWARTZ. An outstanding prosecutor with the hard-core gang division of the L.A. County district attorney's office, Schwartz has the respect of her peers for her skill, intelligence and demeanor.
Superior Court Office No. 93: MITCHELL BLOCK. In a close call over Susan Bryant-Deason, an accomplished prosecutor.
Measures in L.A. County
YES--Los Angeles County, Charter Amendment A: Gives the County Board of Supervisors needed flexibility to increase or decrease the compensation for the posts of district attorney, assessor and sheriff.
YES--El Rancho Unified School District, Bond Measure C: Permits the El Rancho Unified School District in Pico Rivera to issue $13.3 million in general-obligation bonds in order to upgrade facilities including fire, earthquake, electrical and security systems; provide students with access to modern technology; renovate or replace obsolete facilities; construct permanent facilities, and make improvements to older buildings on district property.
YES--La Verne, Lancaster, San Dimas and Walnut, Measures E, F, G and L: An advisory vote to support the L.A. County Board of Supervisors' creation of a community facilities district (CFD). Property owners in cities that voluntarily join the CFD would be subject to a small assessment on their property taxes, when needed, to increase materials, hours and days of service at the besieged county public library branches in their communities.
YES--Long Beach, Bond Measure D: Authorizes the issuance of up to $48 million in general-obligation bonds to finance improvements to city facilities, bringing them into compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act.
YES--San Marino, Special Tax I: Extends a special public safety tax for paramedic services, police protection and fire protection and prevention. The current levy expires in 1995.
YES--Santa Monica, Charter Amendment J: Saves the city money by allowing it to publish condensed versions of city ordinances.
YES--Santa Monica/Malibu Unified School District, Measure K: Permits the school district to continue a special tax that funds educational improvements. This measure extends the special parcel tax--$58 a year--for six years and increases it to $68 per parcel. The measure requires a two-thirds majority for passage.
Orange County Offices
Supervisor, 2nd District:
LINDA MOULTON PATTERSON
Clerk-Recorder: GARY GRANVILLE
Judge, West Muni Court:
DANIEL C. DUTCHER
Orange County Measures
NO--El Toro Initiative, Measure A: Movers and shakers are agitating prematurely to require that a commercial airport be established at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, in Orange County's largest remaining open space. Let planners study the airport and other ideas before deciding. Everybody will be better off if this initiative is rejected.