One of the two proponents listed on the Notice of Intent to Circulate Petition for the “Prohibition on Alternative Law Enforcement Service Providers” ballot measure is listed as “Shinji Nakagama of Sierra Madre, CA 91024.”
His name is misspelled. Its actual spelling is Shinji Nakagawa.
Here is a site where Mr. Nakagawa's name is shown correctly spelled (link). Empyrean Design is the name of his company.
Does this mean that any petition name gathering that has been done so far on behalf of this Sierra Madre Police Association initiative has been less than legally noticed, and therefore the entire process must be scrapped and started all over again?
And if so, would there now be enough time for this ballot initiative to make next April's election?
It may be that you only need to get one proponent right on such a notice, and the jury is still out on this. Inquiries are being made. So you know, using the wrong name for one of the two proponents may not be fatal. We don't know yet. But it is certainly false advertising and Keystone Cop-like work.
If they can't get the spelling of this guy's name right on so important an election related document, how can these people be trusted to do all of the other things we ask of a Police Department?