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City Sues Landlord On Rent Control

By Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer The city of Santa Monica has sued a local landlord for allegedly converting a rent-controlled apartment building on 10th Street into a complex mostly used for “unlawful vacation rentals,” thereby violating the...

 

Residents Launch Effort to Recall Mayor Fisch, Vice Mayor Lee

Observer Staff Story Mark Salkin, a local Realtor and attorney, has launched an effort to recall Mayor Alex Fisch and Vice Mayor Daniel Lee, stating they "are not listening to the community." Salkin...

 

Culver City Council Approves 'Soft Story' Retrofitting Ordinance

The Culver City Council has introduced and approved a seismic retrofit ordinance to address "soft story" buildings in Culver City. These buildings are wood construction that have soft, weak, open...

 

What we know about the hospital's lawsuit against City Council

By Ron Bassilian Guest Writer President,Protect Culver City Council was sued in federal court on June 22nd by Southern California Hospital of Culver City in response to their June 14th ordinance requiring an additional $5/hour “Hero Pay” for...

 

Remarks by Alex Fisch at January 28 Special Meeting

The question this evening is whether we will embark on a year-long path of outreach and study to determine how to create missing middle housing throughout our city in a way that preserves what we...

 

Residential Zoning Meeting Draws 150+ Speakers, Adjourned to June 28

The Culver City Council this week held a joint session with the Planning Commission to a discuss the controversial topic of "exclusionary zoning practices" in the residential areas. The...

 

Council Okays Registration Fees for Rental Units, 'Hero Pay' for Local Hospital Workers

The City Council this week approved a resolution establishing a registration fee for residential rental units in Culver City. The fee -- $167 per unit per year -- was "based upon the reasonable costs...

 

Council Okays Registration Fees for Rental Units, 'Hero Pay' for Local Hospital Workers

The City Council this week approved a resolution establishing a registration fee for residential rental units in Culver City. The fee -- $167 per unit per year -- was “based upon the reasonable costs associated with the administration and...

 

In-Person Services Now Available by Appointment at Culver City Hall

Culver City has announced that in-person city services at City Hall are now offered on a limited, appointment-only basis. City services will also continue to be available online, through email and telephone. The public is urged to make appointments...

 

City Sues Landlords For Eviction

By Jack Simon Santa Monica is taking a tougher stance against landlords who have ignored the eviction moratorium and aggressively tried to force out long-term tenants during the pandemic. The SM City...

 

'PLEASE STAY STRONG,' URGES MAYOR ALEX FISCH

One would be hard put to find idle moments in Alex Fisch's day. Culver City's new mayor, who was elected to the City Council in April of 2018, brings considerable background to his position, as set...

 

California Slowly Counts Ballots

By Alyssa Erdley News with Attitude. As of Tuesday, a full week after the national election, California has only counted 82 percent of the vote. An estimated 2,740,846 ballots have not yet been...

 

McMorrin, Vera, Puza Top City Council Race; Measure B Headed for Defeat,

Two political newcomers and a former city commissioner are on the verge of winning the 3 seats on the Culver City Council while the controversial Measure B is headed for defeat. With mail-in ballots...

 

Results of the California Ballot Measures

• Prop 14: Funding medical research that uses stem cells PASSED • Prop 15: Raising taxes on commercial properties worth more than $3 million FAILED • Prop 16: Bringing back affirmative action...

 

No Vote on Rent Control

California rejected Proposition 21 which would have permitted stricter rent control laws. Proposition 21 was opposed by 59.8% of the voters, according to the state’s unofficial election tally Wednesday morning. “Yet again, California voters...

 

4 Win Council Seats

By David Ganezer It has been said that SMRR could run monkeys, and people would pull the levers. That’s usually true, but it was not true in 2020. In an historic repudiation of Santa Monicans for Renters Rights, Phil Brock and Christine Parra...

 

Notable Local Races and Measures on Culver City Ballot; Voting Info

Culver City residents have until November 3 to vote on the candidates for the City Council and School Board as well as decide the fate of two separate measures dealing with rent control and property...

 

EDITORIAL

MEASURE B - YES “Shall the measure adding Culver City Municipal Code Section 15.09.100 requiring voter approval of any ordinance establishing interim or permanent rent control or prohibition on...

 

QUERYING CULVER CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES

What do you see as the most important issue affecting Culver City at this time? How do you plan to address it as a Council Member? Why do you feel you're especially qualified to deal with it? What is...

 

Chamber of Commerce Recommendations on Ballot Measures

This year, after much conversation and discussion, we have chosen not to endorse any candidates for the City Council or School Board races. We appreciate the opportunity we had to host one of the City's only Candidate Forums that had all the...

 

Measure B Proponents Maintain They're not Against Rent Control

Leaders of Protect Culver City, the much-maligned, local political action committee that placed the rent control initiative on November 3 ballot, told the Observer this week that Measure B was never meant as a “statement for or against rent...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    October 8, 2020

The Genesis of Protect Culver City and Measure B

By Ron Bassilian, president of Protect Culver City Shortly after midnight on June 25 2019, Councilmembers laid bare their plans to phase in rent control. At that late hour, a number of us gathered...

 

How to Vote on the Propositions if You Don't Want a Toilet State

Print headline: by Alyssa Erdley Voting with Attitude There are many alarmingly radical propositions on the ballot this election. Please go through the many measures, educate yourself, and vote. Otherwise, you will be unpleasantly surprised with the...

 

CC Council Adopts Rent Control Ordinance; Measure B May Void It

The City Council this week formally adopted a new comprehensive rent control ordinance, offering strong tenant protections to more than 7000 renters in Culver City. However, the new law, which takes...

 

Culver City Council Approves New Rent Control Ordinance

The City Council this week took one final step toward adopting a new comprehensive rent control ordinance in Culver City. At a marathon meeting Monday night, Councilmembers voted 4-1 to introduce two...

 

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