Culver City Observer -

By Stephen Hadland
Observer Publisher 



November 8, 2018

To the surprise of few, Culver City residents approved a ¼% increase in the sales tax and a parcel tax put forward by the Culver City Unified School District Board of Trustees.

Measure C which increases the sales tax in Culver City by ¼% received almost 70% of the vote. The tax increase required a 2/3 majority.

Named the "Culver City Neighborhood Safety and City Services Protection Measure" the preliminary totals were;

Yes 8,266 69.90%

No 3,560 30.10%

Measure D which will amend the city charter to change the dates of municipal elections to coincide with a statewide election passed with the following vote totals:

Yes 9,160 82.17%

No 1,987 17.83%

Measure K will impose an "education parcel tax" of $189 to each parcel annually for the Culver City schools. A parcel tax is a property tax based on units of property. The measure will require homeowners in the district to pay $189 per parcel annually on taxable real property for seven years and the district plans to form an independent oversight committee to review how the funds produced from the tax are being used. Senior Citizens can opt out of the increase.

The semi-final vote was:

Yes 8,731 73.52%

No 3,144 26.48%

All legislators who represent Culver City were reelected by wide margins.,

For the United States Representative in the 37th District incumbent Democrat Karen Bass received 88.23% with Republican Ron J. Bassilian garnering 11.77%

State Senator Holly J. Mitchell ran unopposed.

Sydney K. Kamlager who replaced ailing assembly member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas in a special election won a full term in the assembly with 63.66%. Democrat Tepring Michelle Piquado garnered 36.34%

In the race for West Basin Municipal Water District Member, Board of Directors, Division 4 incumbent Scott Houston crushed his opponent Joseph F. Lococo 79.38 to 20.62%.


Reader Comments(1)

DrTepring writes:

You're article has an error. I am a life-long Democrat. Democrat Tepring Michelle Piquado, Scientist/Educator, garnered 36.34% I am a Professor of ethics and policy analysis as well as a neuroscientist.


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