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 News    July 11, 2019 

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...

 

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...

 

Culver City to Host Compost Giveaway

To kick off International Compost Awareness Week (May 5-11), Athens American Organics and the Culver City Public Works Environmental Programs and Operations Division (EPO) are teaming up to provide free compost! The event will be held on Saturday...

 

Mitchell's Presents Bill to Protect Hairstyles Worn by Black Women and Men

The Senate Judiciary Committee on a 7-0 vote passed a bill by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, D-Culver City to end based on hairstyles. Senate Bill 188 amends the Fair Employment and Housing Act to prohibit...

 

Mayor to Report on State of the City

The 2019 State of the City event will be held on Tuesday, April 9. This year's event is free and open to the public. Networking and mingling will begin at 4:30 p.m., with the program promptly starting...

 

Annual Spring Egg Hunting Coming

Thunder? Or Thumpers? Don’t be alarmed by the approaching herd of bunnies – they are all converging on Veterans Memorial Park for the Annual Spring Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 16. The Egg Dash begins at 10:00 AM but be sure to arrive by no later...

 

Culver City Rep. Bass to Lead Congressional Black Caucus

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus this week elected Culver City Democratic Rep. Karen Bass to lead their caucus in the next Congress. The caucus crossed the 50-member threshold, following the...

 

Golden State Water Donates Turkeys

During the month of November, Golden State Water Company (Golden State Water) worked in partnership with elected officials and community leaders to distribute more than 8,000 turkeys to organizations that serve families and individuals with limited r...

 

City Hall's Vargas Wins 'Water Reliability' Award

Cathi Vargas, Culver City's environmental coordinator, has won one of the prestigious 2018 "Water Reliability" awards from the West Basin Municipal Water District for her tireless efforts to encourage...

 

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...

 

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