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Large Crowd Aims for City Council Seats

By Leonard “Guzz” Brophy IV We already know this year’s presidential campaign is a wild one, but how about at the local level? It could be big too. Twenty-two people as of Wednesday have pulled papers for potential campaigns for five open...

 

The Illusion of a California Housing Crisis Versus the True Need for More Infrastructure, Including Water

by Alyssa Erdley News with Attitude The State Legislature has been working hard to attempt to squeeze 1.8 million more units of housing into the state before 2029 by producing at least nine land-use proposals this year, each of which either enable,...

 

City Council Considers Extended and Permanent Rent Control

The Culver City Council will be holding a Special Meeting on Thursday, July 16 at 7:00 pm to consider extending the current interim rent control and tenant protection. The meeting will be virtual. The current measures were implemented in August 2019...

 

Community Group Calls for Fiscal Responsibility

The Culver City Observer has obtained a copy of a letter being delivered to city hall this week the newly formed "Culver City Coalition for Fiscal Responsibility." The letter is as follows: Dear Honor...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Rent Control Measure Approved for November Ballot

On May 1, the Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder's office qualified the proposed ballot measure to allow voters to decide the issue of rent control. The measure will appear on the November ballot....

 

Rent Control Ballot Measure Moves Forward

It's been a long time since Culver City residents were so moved to sign petitions for a ballot initiative but they have done it for rent control. Armed with a briefcase -- apparently containing the...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    February 13, 2020

Council to Allow Minors on Commissions?

Monday night city council proposed allowing minors and non-registered voters on city commissions and boards. We at Protect Culver City are vocally opposed to the idea. We see it not as an extension...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    February 13, 2020

Rent Control Opponents Ramp Up Signature Gathering

Dear Editor, We are currently circulating a ballot initiative among Culver City voters, requiring voter approval for rent control. We only have a couple months left to secure the 2800 signatures...

 

City Council Pushes Proposed Rent Control Measure Down the Road

The last item on the City Council’s agenda could eventually be a big deal down the line for the city. But not right now. A proposed measure brought before the City Council by several residents to be considered was put aside for a rainy day....

 

Council to Discuss Rent Control Ballot Measure

At the City Council meeting on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m., the council plans to hold a discussion of a proposed initiative measure regarding rent control submitted to the city clerk by the group known as Protect Culver City. The initiative, should it qualify...

 

Group Seeks Voter Approval for Rent Control

A recently formed group called “Protect Culver City” gave notice of intent to the City Council proposing amendments to Culver City Municipal Code, relating to a prohibition on passing of rent control without a vote of the people. The proposed...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    August 22, 2019

Council Reject Arguments Against Rent Control

Dear Editor, We are deeply troubled, though unfortunately not surprised, by Culver City council’s 4-1 decision to pass last night’s 3% 12-month rent freeze urgency ordinance. Regardless of...

 

RENT CONTROL IS HERE

Culver City approved a temporary rent control measure early Tuesday. Despite objections for many apartment owners the freeze will be in place for twelve months. The vote was 4-1 with Vice Mayor Goran Eriksson opposing the move. As expected, the...

 

"Protect Culver City" PAC Formed

By Protect Culver City Political Action Committee On July 15, Culver City residents created a new PAC, Protect Culver City: an association of residents and business owners concerned with the current trajectory of our city council. Our beginnings can...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    June 27, 2019

CULVER CITY FREEZE IS COMING

Responding to a well-orchestrated campaign to “Protect Culver City Renters,’” the City Council voted 4-1 this week to move forward on a 12-month rent freeze. At Monday night’s meeting that...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    June 20, 2019

Large Crowd Expected at Council Meeting Over "Rent Freeze"

Based on the public response to a proposed "Rent Freeze" a large crowd of renters and apartment owners is expected at Monday's council meeting. The discussion will include the "Rent Freeze"...

 

Against Rent Control

Dear Council Members, I have owned a small 4-unit apartment building in Culver City for over 30 years. I depend on rental income for my living expenses. My living expenses increase every year. I maintain my apartment units in great condition. I am...

 

Council to Discuss Rent Freeze

The City Council will hold a discussion of options regarding a rent freeze (moratorium on rent increases), at the council meeting on Monday, June 24 at 7:00 PM at city hall. Many residents see this as a precursor to rent control. Social media has...

 

Disguising a Public Safety Crisis as a Housing Crisis

By Ron Bassilian Another day, another camp. The latest vagrant camp has emerged on Inglewood Blvd. under the 90 freeway, by the very upscale Sunkist Park. First, it's a couple of tents, then more,...

 

Disguising a Public Safety Crisis as a Housing Crisis

By Ron Bassilian Special to the Observer Another day, another camp. The latest vagrant camp has emerged on Inglewood Blvd. under the 90 freeway, by the very upscale Sunkist Park. First, it’s a couple of tents, then more, then it becomes a city in...

 

Culver City Ranks Low in Financial Soundness

Friends, before I leave on a well-deserved vacation, I would like to enlighten you all on some problems that are easy to verify. According to California State Senator Moorlach, California is ranked...

 

Vote 'No' on Prop. 10

By Ron Bassillian With less than a month to the election, Prop. 10, the “California Local Rent Control Initiative,” is waking up as the sleeper issue of the state. Prop. 10 is a repeal of the 1995 Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, which protects...

 

Realty Roundup

The powerful California Association of Realtors is stepping-up its campaign for voters to approve Prop. 5 on the statewide November ballot but reject Prop. 10. The upcoming election is “critical to addressing California’s housing crisis through...

 

Real Estate Corner

DEAR DAVE: My husband and I are getting divorced. He has a good job and wants to keep our house, so he says that he’ll make all of the future mortgage payments if I agree to sign a “quitclaim deed...

 

Confessions of a Concerned Citizen

By Ron Bassilian I suppose my name has gotten out a bit ahead of me. In the past few months I’ve gone from casual observer of Culver City politics, to concerned citizen, to specter of the "Alt Right" that the City Council must defend against in...

 

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