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Does Culver City Still Need Its Civil Service Commission?

Culver City has a plan to get rid of its Civil Service Commission. Albert Vera, the appointed authority, is not taking this lying down. Vera, through email correspondence with the Culver City Observer, shared his thoughts about the importance of the...

 

Golden State Water Company Provides Protections For Customers Impacted By Natural Disasters

Golden State Water Company (Golden State Water) has an Emergency Disaster Relief Program that provides protections for residential and small business customers impacted by wildfires or other natural disasters. The program complies with California...

 

NEWS FLASH

City Proposes 327 Streets to Install Parking Meters I a late edition to the agenda on Monday night's council meeting item C-5 has been added to place parking meters on an additional 327 street in the...

 

Council Candidates Line Up

Vice Mayor Goran Eriksson and Civic Service Commission Chairman Albert Vera have joined Yasmine-Imani McMorrin in announcing their candidacy for City Council in the 2020 years election. Eriksson will...

 

Rep. Barragan talks impeachment to her constituents

CARSON, CA - Congress is now full-fledged into this impeachment thing with hearings and testimonies lined up to speak up about possible corruption that President Donald Trump may have been involved in. How does that affect Culver City and local juris...

 

West Basin Kicks Off Winter Rain Barrel Giveaways

West Basin Municipal Water District is hosting a series of distribution events to give away free rain barrels to qualified District residents. The 55-gallon eco-friendly rain barrels help residents co...

 

West Basin Joins Fifth Annual 'Imagine A Day Without Water'

West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin), which serves Culver City residents and businesses, joined elected officials, water utilities, community leaders, educators, and businesses from across the country as part of the fifth annual Imagine...

 

Bass Declares Support for Formal Impeachment Inquiry

Culver City Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, recently issued the following statement: "For the last...

 

Reps. Bass, Davis Introduce FAFSA Act

On Tuesday, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Culver City) and Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) introduced the FAFSA Act (the Financial Aid Fairness for Students Act) to repeal a law that makes it all but impossible for pe...

 

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...

 

Lion Chased Lion into Cars

Shortly After, He Was Struck by Traffic and Killed Dramatic new surveillance video shows mountain lion P-61 getting chased by a male uncollared lion minutes before he was struck by traffic and killed...

 

Green Leader Businesses in Culver City

Culver City is now a Clean Power Alliance (CPA) Green Leader and encourages local businesses to become the same through the Alliance's Green Leader Program. To become a CPA Green Leader, local...

 

West Basin Municipal Water District receives Transparency Certificate Of Excellence

At the August Board Meeting, the West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) in...

 

Governor Appoints Olivares-Castain

Stacie Olivares-Castain, 44, of Culver City, has been appointed to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System Board of Administration. Olivares-Castain has been chief investment officer at Lendistry since 2019. She was senior advisor on...

 

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...

 

Mayor Sahli-Wells Voices Support for Rent Freeze

By Dennis J. Freeman City Editor Culver City has a dilemma on its hands when it comes to the possibility that its City Council will consider putting a cap on rent increase for the time being. With...

 

India Ends Kashmir Autonomy

By Preity Upala A 72-year wait is over today. Prime minister Narendra Modi of India has reversed the political blunder committed by Jawaharlal Nehru with regards to the state of Kashmir. It is a day that will be remembered as the day history was...

 

West Basin Increases Grass Replacement Rebate

Beginning July 1, the West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) will add one dollar to the popular Turf Replacement Program rebate offered by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD). The extra dollar, approved by the West...

 

Funding for Water Bottle Filling Stations

The West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) announced its Water Bottle Filling Station Grant Program will return for another year with increased funding opportunities. As a public facility Culver City, along with eleven other cities and...

 

Council Appoints Commissioner and Board Members

The City Council made the following appointments to Culver City Commissions, Boards, and Committees at the June 10 meeting: • Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee: Art Nomura and Anne Diga Jacobsen • Civil Service Commission: Michelle Ford...

 

Bill to End Hair Discrimination Moves forward in Assembly

The CROWN Coalition, a national alliance comprised of the National Urban League, Western Center on Law & Poverty, Color Of Change, and Dove, announced today the bill they are sponsoring, Senate Bi...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

West Basin Announces Legislators of the Year

The West Basin Municipal Water District Board of Directors announced the Legislator of the Year awardees last week. This annual award recognizes legislators who have been instrumental in advancing the development and protection of reliable water...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    April 25, 2019

Meghan Sahli-Wells Elected Mayor

The acrimonious selection of the vice mayor last year was no where in evidence as the council voted unanimously to elect Meghan Sahli-Wells as Mayor and Goran Eriksson as Vice Mayor. Outgoing Mayor Sm...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    April 18, 2019

Mayor Small Gives 'State of the City' Address

Culver City Mayor Thomas Small was beaming as he delivered his "State of the City" address to more than 600 members of the community. "Our city remains socially, culturally and economically diverse...

 

Culver City Sales Tax 10.25%

The new sales tax took effect in Culver City along with 50 other cities in California effect as of Monday, April 1. Sales tax in Culver City jumped from 10 percent to 10.25 percent. Culver City hiked up 0.25 percent. Culver City's sales tax is now th...

 

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