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 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...

 

Look For Excitement In Culver City Council 2018 Election

When you are traveling between Savannah, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida take a small detour and visit the Mildred Huie Plantation and Museum for an appointment and personal tour, (912) 638-8425....

 

UCLA Health Magazine Has A Lot To Offer

In Georgia’s De Kalb County Hillary Clinton received more than 78 percent of the votes cast for president in 2016. I hope Councilmember Jim Clarke’s ears are on, because for all you...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    June 30, 2016

Rams In The Coliseum: Here's How It Happened

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was the home of the Los Angeles Rams football team for 34 years from 1946 to 1979. It is fitting and well-timed that the historical stadium will serve as the Rams' ho...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    April 4, 2016

CULVER CITY COUNCIL ELECTION APRIL 12

Culver City residents have long been familiar with Goran Eriksson, who frequently speaks at City Council and other civic meetings and chaired the Culver City Chamber of Commerce in 2012. Eriksson has...

 

Culver City Year in Review:2014

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter January The Culver City Expo Line station was closed for almost two hours on January 7 due to a security threat involving what police called "a suspicious...

 

Council Nixes Considering Rent Control

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter The issues of rent control and affordable housing might be seen as six of one and half a dozen of the other. Affordable housing was, however, the preferred issue...

 

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