Measure J organizers used Asm. Isaac Bryan as the co-chair of bogus legislation that was ruled unconstitutional by a Superior Court judge.
Measure J, which county voters approved last year to set aside public funds for social services and jail diversion programs, is unconstitutional.
In a proposed ruling Thursday, Judge Mary Strobel said the amendment to the county’s charter improperly restricts the L.A. County Board of Supervisors from deciding how and where to spend county funds. Strobel said at a court hearing that she expects to make the ruling final in coming weeks.
The measure, which passed easily, requires that 10% of locally generated, unrestricted county money — an estimated $300 million each year — be spent on services such as housing, mental health treatment and investments in communities harmed by racism. The measure prohibits the county from using the money on prisons, jails or law enforcement agencies.
Political consultant Tina McKinnor put out an SOS video, under the banner of her. “political minute”, addressed to county board of supervisors Hilda Solis and Sheila Kuehl, co-authors of Measure J, urging them to allocate close to $1 billion as the “voters” wanted.
When asked why she was only addressing the measure’s co-chairs, she responded “be on the lookout for part 2” which never published.
McKinnor was tapped as Civic Engagement Director for LA Voice, who raised nearly $2 million in contributions to support the passage of Measure J, which Kuehl is listed as a contributor.
When asked why she was calling out one of her organizations funders, we were promptly blocked from her social media account.
Isaac Bryan was tapped as the measures vocal co-chair, who used personal stories of his brother’s legal woes as a means to drum up support of not only passage of the measure, but also to ascend to the state legislature, on a false premise.
Ironically, Measure J was co-authored by Sheila Kuehl, a Harvard law graduate, who practiced municipal law for a living.
Was McKinnor’s timely video a last ditch effort to have the board of supervisors allocate the funds before the judge’s ruling became final?
More importantly, were Assembly District 54 voters sold a false bill of goods when they elected Isaac Bryan?
The County of LA must fully fund Measure J. $960 million dollars are on the table for our community. pic.twitter.com/JCiRHs7tVw— Tina McKinnor (@TinaMcKinnor1) June 8, 2021