I think people may have misinterpreted the results of Measure J. As presented, it was a slap in the face. There was no option for rejecting the measure. By the way it was written, it indicated that the decision to move to individual district elections was going to happen whether the public wanted to or not, so there was no reason to give voters an opportunity to say that they did not like either one of the options presented.
Personally, I chose not to vote.
How many of the ballots were submitted with Measure J blank? How many voters would liked to have had that option?