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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...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    September 17, 2020

Dear Honorable Mayor, Vice-Mayor, Council Members and Staff:

Re: Realignment of City Budget due to COVID-19 Shutdown and Losses in Revenue In light of the pandemic and its devastating impacts at all levels of society, the Culver City Coalition for Fiscal...

 

SM Moves Against Airbnb

by Alyssa Erdley News with Attitude Declaring they were "building community," the Santa Monica City Council voted on additional rules to try forcing out Airbnb-type rentals. Under the new law,...

 

Rent Control, Tenant Protection Policies Discussed at Council Meeting

The City Council this week continued its effort to establish a permanent rent control ordinance in Culver City. At its Monday meeting, Councilmembers spent nearly 3 hours evaluating rent control and...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    August 20, 2020

Rent Contol Questions for the Culver City Council

Dear Editor, These are the ecomments I submitted to the city council regarding Action Item a last Monday evening, 8-17-120: "Honorable Mayor, vice mayor and members of the council. Given that permanen...

 

Rent Control, Tenant Protection

The City Council this week continued its effort to establish a permanent rent control ordinance in Culver City. At its Monday meeting, Councilmembers spent nearly 3 hours evaluating rent control and...

 

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...

 

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