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August 10, 1996 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
The City Council has agreed to let voters decide if the council should have the power to increase the city's transient occupancy tax. By a vote of 4 to 1, the City Council agreed at its meeting Wednesday night to place the issue on the November general election ballot. Voters will be asked to decide whether the council should have the power to implement, by resolution, a hotel bed tax not to exceed 12%.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A measure to preserve open space dominates the Nov. 2 ballot in Agoura Hills, while City Council candidates in Westlake Village have focused on how to provide better emergency medical services. The Agoura Hills ballot measure, if approved, would require two-thirds of voters to approve any attempts to change the designation of land presently classified as open space.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1996 | FRANK MANNING
The presidents of seven Agoura Hills homeowner organizations have endorsed a controversial utility tax that will go before voters June 25. In a declaration urging voters to support a measure asking voters to uphold the assessment, the group called the tax "a pennies a day investment that is keeping our city one of the finest in Southern California."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1997 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voters went to the polls in nearly 100 local elections across Los Angeles County on Tuesday, deciding eight school bond measures and several municipal tax issues as well as city council, school board and special district seats. Early returns boosted the hopes of backers of school bond measures in El Segundo and Pasadena, giving them margins above the two-thirds approval needed for passage. Bond measures in the Mt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1996 | FRANK MANNING
The state Court of Appeal on Feb. 27 is scheduled to hear Agoura Hills' appeal of a Superior Court ruling that paved the way for a recall election against City Councilwoman Fran Pavley. The recall, which initially targeted all five council members, was launched in 1994, after the council adopted a 4% utility tax. The recall group later turned in what it said were enough signatures to force recall elections against all five members.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1996 | FRANK MANNING
Agoura Hills officials have set a June 25 special election for a controversial utility tax. The City Council implemented the tax in 1994, saying it was needed to close a $1-million budget gap. But the move sparked a recall movement led by Agoura Hills resident Barbara Murphy, who argued that the city did not need the extra revenue. The recall has ended up in the courts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1996 | FRANK MANNING
An Agoura Hills anti-tax group that is trying to recall three City Council members suffered a setback recently when the state Court of Appeal ruled that voter registration cards turned in by the group were invalid. However, the court ruled in the group's favor on two other key points, keeping the effort to recall council members Ed Corridori, Denis Weber and Fran Pavley alive. The group launched the recall effort against all five council members after they adopted a utility tax in 1994.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1996 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
The Agoura Hills City Council was scheduled to talk tonight about possibly putting a new Utility Users Tax on November's general election ballot, but that is now expected to be a very short discussion. The city has found that it is precluded by a state election code restriction from introducing another general use utility tax so soon after the last one was repealed by voters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 1996 | FRANK MANNING
Despite pressure from a local anti-tax group, the city of Agoura Hills has decided against placing on the March ballot a measure asking voters to uphold a 4% utility tax passed by the City Council in 1994. In September 1995, the California Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of a 1986 state ballot measure that required voter approval of new general and special taxes. After the ruling, the local anti-tax group demanded that Agoura Hills put the tax to voters in March.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1996 | FRANK MANNING
The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn. has issued an ultimatum to the city of Agoura Hills to place on the ballot a utility tax passed in 1994 or face a lawsuit. Last year, the California Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of a 1986 state ballot measure that required voter approval of new general and special taxes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Candidates in Tuesday's elections in Agoura Hills and Westlake Village all agree on what their cities' big issues are, but each has a different approach to addressing them. In Agoura Hills, the five council candidates--two incumbents and three newcomers--say attracting new, quality commercial developers is the key to the city's sound financial future.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
Supporters of Measure E, a special parcel tax on the Nov. 4 ballot in Agoura Hills, are campaigning to get the word out about the need for a new library in the area. But a small group of opponents said the tax is premature and the city should go to the people for money only when all other avenues are exhausted. "This is the only way we can see that we will get [a library] in the foreseeable future," said Darlene McBane, a board member of the Friends of the New Agoura Library.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
Officials in Agoura Hills and Westlake Village reminded residents this week that the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4 election is little more than two weeks away. Residents have until Oct. 6 to register, or re-register if new to the area, with the Los Angeles County registrar-recorder's office to be eligible to participate in the election. Voters must be U.S. citizens, at least 18 years old by the day of the election, and California residents by the Oct. 6 deadline, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
Voters in the Las Virgenes area will have several candidates to choose from when they go to the polls Nov. 4 to elect city representatives in Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, as well as local school board members. There is a mixed bag of incumbents and newcomers among the candidates who filed papers by the 5 p.m. Wednesday deadline.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
Agoura Hills voters will face a number of local tax requests when they go to the polls Nov. 4, including a new measure designed to add to the city's general fund and a special parcel tax to build a new library. Though it had trouble in the past getting voter approval of a utility users tax, the City Council unanimously agreed Wednesday to again put one on the ballot, this time targeting only the city's business community with the assessment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1997 | SUSAN ABRAM
The Agoura Hills City Council has instructed the city attorney's office to prepare a utility users tax ordinance for possible inclusion on November's general election ballot. The ordinance, if approved by four out of five members at the July 16 council meeting, will include a proposal to increase utilities taxes on local businesses by 3%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1996 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
Only months after voters in Agoura Hills struck down a utility tax that was imposed by the City Council, they approved an ordinance allowing the council to raise the city's transient occupancy tax. Measure L allows the City Council to increase the hotel bed tax from 8% to not more than 12%. The measure passed on Tuesday with 4,964 yes votes, or 67.1%, and 2,434, or 32.9%, no votes. The results do not include absentee ballots.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1995 | FRANK MANNING
Saying they believe voters are ready for change, two critics of Agoura Hills city government are among a group of five candidates running for two City Council seats in this November's election. "The will of the people is pretty clear," said Hank Murphy, who helped launch a recall drive against the entire five-member City Council last summer. The effort achieved only marginal success.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1996 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
Only months after voters in Agoura Hills struck down a utility tax that was imposed by the City Council, they approved an ordinance allowing the council to raise the city's transient occupancy tax. Measure L allows the City Council to increase the hotel bed tax from 8% to not more than 12%. The measure passed on Tuesday with 4,964 yes votes, or 67.1%, and 2,434, or 32.9%, no votes. The results do not include absentee ballots.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1996 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge Monday upheld a state Court of Appeal decision to throw out several hundred signatures on a recall petition, possibly bringing an end to an attempt to recall members of the City Council. Judge Diane Wayne ruled that the signatures were invalid on "technicalities," such as incorrect addresses or names, said Mark Rosen, an attorney who represents Citizens Against New Local Taxes, the group that sought a recall election.
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