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  • Supreme Court Rules Local Governments Can Cite or Arrest People Living on Public Land

    Stephen Hadland, Culver City Observer Editor & Publisher|Jul 11, 2024

    L.A. Mayor Bass Slams Supreme Court's Ruling By Stephen Hadland Culver City Observer Editor & Publisher The Supreme Court has ruled that the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does not prohibit cities from criminalizing sleeping outdoors. City of Grants Pass v. Johnson began when a small city in Oregon with just one homeless shelter began enforcing a local anti-camping law against people sleeping in public using a blanket or any other rudimentary protection against the elements – even i...

  • Contract Awarded for Intersection Safety Improvements Project

    Jul 11, 2024

    Safety improvements are slated to begin at 10 intersections in Culver City. The City Council awarded a construction contract to Elencor Belco Electrical Inc., for $463,407 for the Unsignalized Intersection Safety Improvements Project. The Unsignalized Safety Improvement Project proposes safety improvements at the 10 intersections listed below. The safety improvements include intersection lighting, installation/upgrade of stop signs and other warning and regulatory signs, and upgrade of...

  • Zoning Code Change Approved to Pave Way for Digital Kiosks

    Jun 20, 2024

    Digital wayfinding kiosks could come to Culver City in the future. The City Council, in a 3-2 vote, approved a zoning code amendment that could allow for interactive digital kiosk to be installed on public property. Vice Mayor Dan O'Brien and Council Members Albert Vera Jr. and Goran Eriksson voted in favor of the ordinance. Mayor Yasmine-Imani McMorrin and Council Member Freddy Puza voted against. The kiosks would be permitted to provide public information and other messaging selected by the...

  • City Council Opposes Referendum Challenging Prohibition of New Oil & Gas Wells

    Jun 20, 2024

    The City Council made it clear that it opposes an upcoming referendum challenging new oil and gas wells that will appear on the November ballot. The California Oil and Gas Well Regulations Referendum will challenge the 2022 law prohibiting new oil and gas wells near homes, schools, and hospitals. City Council unanimously approved its position in support to "keep the law" of Senate Bill 1137. SB 1137, passed during the 2022 legislative session, introduces several new regulations for the oil and...

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