Orange County Register
In 2006, voters in Yorba Linda passed Measure B by 299 votes. It was called the Right-to-Vote Amendment, but it should have been called the Anti-Property-Rights Amendment. The Constitution does not allow voters to extinguish such essential freedoms as free speech, freedom of religion – and property rights. Moreover, democracy also imposes state laws, which supersede city laws, as described below. We opposed Measure B at the time, stating in an editorial that it "would put major development projects up for general vote, thus giving voters control over the development of other people’s property, which we believe is a violation of the Fourth Amendment right not to be ‘deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.’"