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City Cuts Tax Deal with Airbnb

Who Use Nearly 75 local residents showed up last week to discuss possible new regulations on short-term rentals with City officials. Most of the attendees said they were already renting out all or...

 
 By Tara Egan    News    September 20, 2018

Cannabis Application Deadline Looms

Culver City officials are bracing for what could be an avalanche of applications from entrepreneurs hoping to obtain one of the three permits to legally sell marijuana from retail storefronts within...

 

Culver Weighs Regs on Short-Term Rentals

Culver City officials and local residents were gathering at press time this week to begin formulating a plan to regulate short- term vacation rentals in Culver, fresh on the heels of a study by a...

 

Culver Weighs Regulations on Short-Term Rentals

Culver City officials and local residents were gathering at press time this week to begin formulating a plan to regulate short- term vacation rentals in Culver, fresh on the heels of a study by a...

 

MORE TAXES?

Acknowledging its massive municipal deficit to fund city employee pensions, the Culver City Council this week unanimously agreed to declare a "fiscal emergency" and pushed forward with its plans to ask local voters to approve another one-quarter...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    July 5, 2018

Angry Residents Confront Council

In an apparent effort to stave-off possible action by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Public Integrity Unit of alleged Brown Act violations, the Culver City Council has re-agenized a vote...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    June 21, 2018

CITY COUNCIL BLINKS

In an unprecedented move, the City Council has opted to review the procedure for mayoral and vice mayor selection, according to a letter from the City Attorney's office. The move was prompted by...

 

Free Household Hazardous, E-Waste Disposal Roundup June 30

Local residents can safely dispose of household hazardous waste and electronic waste free of charge at a Countywide Household Hazardous and E-Waste Roundup next week in Culver City. The Roundup will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    May 31, 2018

Brown Act Violation?

The City Attorney of Culver City this week addressed the controversy that was sparked at the City Council installation and the alleged Brown Act violation. In a carefully worded statement, the city...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    May 17, 2018

Culver City to Join State in Sanctuary Lawsuit Against Feds

With many cities and several counties suing the State of California over the so called "Sanctuary City" law, the Culver City Council voted 3-1-1 to back the state with what is known as an Amicus...

 

Culver Woman's Club Walking to Save Trees

Culver City's Woman's Club raised money for trees by organizing a lake walk at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, Baldwin Hills. Money donated to sponsor walkers will fund several acres of replanting trees in the California Penny Pines...

 
 News    May 3, 2018

JUST POLITICS......Eriksson Snubbed; Shocked Audience Protests

By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher Bringing to light "the decade's worst kept secret in Culver City," the new City Council skipped over Councilmember Goran Eriksson for the post of Vice Mayor at it...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    April 26, 2018

New Council Will Take Seats Monday Night

Newly elected councilmen Alex Fisch and Daniel Lee will be sworn in and take seats on the Culver City City Council Monday night. They will replace Jim Clarke and Jeff Cooper who we step down due to...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    April 26, 2018

COUNCIL VIOLATES POLICY

Shock and disgust were evident in the council chambers Monday night. Unity and kindness flew out the window as the council skipped over the next candidate scheduled to become Vice Mayor. Goran...

 

Rep. Pelosi Through a Kids Eyes

President Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the “TrumpTax,” has been the topic of controversy since its signing on December 22. The TrumpTax caps state and local tax deductions at $10,000, on top of cutting corporate taxes and eliminating most ite...

 
 By Carole Bell    News    April 5, 2018

Nancy Pelosi Holds Culver City Town Hall

"A stunning, disgraceful example of greed." That's how Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives (D-CA), described Donald Trump's tax agenda, speaking Wednesday morning in Culver...

 

Culver City Named Tree City USA

On Monday, March 26, CalFire Urban Forester, David Haas, presented a Tree City USA plaque and flag to City Council in recognition of Culver City's designation as a Tree City. Tree City USA is a...

 

Ocean Water Desalination Facility

West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) announces that the draft environmental impact report (EIR) for the potential ocean water desalination facility in El Segundo, Calif. is available for...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    March 22, 2018

Retiring Mayor Takes a Look Back

Culver City Mayor Jeff Cooper was beaming as he addressed over 400 residents and business people on Tuesday at the annual Mayor's luncheon. "Culver City is at the cutting edge of cities around the...

 

Full Text of Mayor Jeffrey Cooper's Speech

Thank you, Colin. And thanks to the Chamber for organizing this lunch. It has truly been an honor to serve as your Mayor for the past year. I would most importantly like to thank my wife Rafia and...

 

Sustainable Certification in Culver City

In March 2017, the City of Culver City kicked off its new Sustainable Business Certification Program (Certification Program), which was developed under guidelines established by the California Green...

 

Council Makes Appointments

The City Council recently made the following interim appointments to Culver City Commissions, Boards, and Committees: • Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee: Diana Hernandez • Civil Service...

 

Time to Renew Your Business License

It's that time of year again! All businesses owned and/or operating in the City of Culver City must annually renew their Business Tax Certificate. If you are an existing business tax certificate...

 

Culver City Unveils Recycling/Refuse Collection App

If you are one of the growing number of people who have a smartphone or tablet you can now download a free Culver City app that puts refuse, recycling, special waste collection details, and more at...

 

101 Freeway Open in Montecito

NEWS FLASH-Sunday January 21, 2018 1:15 PM Caltrans Anounced moments aso the eopeing of Highway 101 in Montecito following the devistation mudslides in Santa Barbara County. Caltrans tweeted out...

 

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