OC voters say yes to fireworks, yes to Capistrano recall, no to red-light cameras

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Voters in Orange County have said yes to a school board recall, no to red-light cameras and yes to fireworks. Voters in the county decided on several local measures yesterday.

Unofficially, with all precincts counted but some absentee and provisional ballots yet to be counted, Anaheim voters approved Measure K with nearly 73 percent voting yes.

Measure K will ban red-light cameras and other automated enforcement within the city of Anaheim.

Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle had pushed to get it on the ballot because he says some cities are using red-light cameras to make money. He said he didn’t want to see that in Anaheim.

Voters in Westminster voted 63 percent in favor of Measure AA. That would allow safe-and-sane fireworks back in Westminster, adding it to the handful of Orange County cities that allow such fireworks at Fourth of July.

In the Capistrano Unified School District, voters approved – by about 61 percent – the recall of school board members Mike Winsten and Ken Lopez-Maddox. Three candidates backed by the “Recall, Remove, Recover” campaign made it in: John Alpay, Gary Pritchard and Lynn Hatton.

Two incumbents on the board – Ellen Addonizio and Anna Bryson – kept their seats.

And voters in the Capistrano Unified School District approved Measure H, which will change the way Capistrano school board members are elected in the future. Instead of electing all seven school board members at-large, they will now only vote on the board member who represents their geographic area. A little more than 65 percent of voters approved Measure H.