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In a triumph for Malibu cityhood backers, a judge on Monday ordered Los Angeles County supervisors to set a June 5 incorporation election or risk being cited for contempt. County lawyers said that the supervisors will comply with the order. "We're not arguing any more. The court has spoken," said Elwood Lui, an attorney representing the county.
October 14, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
A member of the majority bloc on the city's tumultuous council will seek Monday to switch regular municipal elections from November to April, a move condemned by critics as an attempt to eliminate the minority opposition. The ordinance, proposed by City Councilman Richard B. Edgar and drafted by the city attorney's office, would move up the next city election by seven months, from the now-scheduled November, 1990, date to April.
September 19, 1989 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, Times Staff Writer
Thirteen candidates, led by four San Diego City Council members seeking reelection, face voters today in the city's first district-only council election since the City Charter was adopted in 1931. With voters in half of the city going to the polls, the seats at stake in today's primary are those representing the four odd-numbered council districts.
June 21, 1985 | LANIE JONES, Times Staff Writer
A subcommittee studying municipal campaign reform recommended Thursday that the San Diego City Council make several changes in election procedures in time for fall elections. Most of the proposals were minor. The most significant recommendation made by the enforcement subcommittee of the 3-month-old Campaign Review Task Force was an ordinance that would prohibit campaign contributions from being deposited until all required donor information has been obtained.
October 27, 1985 | Roxana Kopetman \f7
In north Orange County, only Buena Park has a city council election. Placentia, Brea and Cypress, however, have a number of ballot measures to be decided. There are numerous school board races, including one in Brea, which is building a new high school; Fullerton, whose teachers are still negotiating for a contract; and Yorba Linda, which must decide whether about 800 high school students will attend school in Placentia or in Fullerton.
January 5, 1986
The question of how easy government should make it to vote or to run for office is a permanent part of the American political dialogue. At some level of the debate, the question generally revolves around determining the point at which ease of access to the electoral system gives way to ease of manipulating the outcome. In California, fortunately, it's not difficult to register to vote. But here in San Diego there seems to be no shortage of controversy over other aspects of local elections.
July 2, 1995
I often wondered what would happen if they held an election and no one came. Well it almost happened. I spent June 6 being an inspector at the municipal election. The payroll for running our polling place was $170 and could have been $215. This only includes rent for the polling place and personnel. Multiplying this by the thousands of precincts and adding in all the additional costs, you can see just how expensive an election is. The precinct I worked in has in the past had double the citywide turnout.
April 13, 1989 | Results compliled by Alma Cook, Warwick J. Elston, Chris Garcia, John Hayes, Bill McElhaney, Karen Racina, Cecilia Rasmussen and David J. Van Houten
KEY: Incumbent. . Candidates who withdrew after ballots were printed. . Write-in candidates. . . Exact precinct figures unavailable at edition time. LOS ANGELES RACES AND MEASURES MAYOR 99.61% Precincts Reporting Votes % Tom Bradley 156,724 52.0 Nate Holden 84,376 28.0 Baxter Ward 45,917 15.2 Raul Reyes 3,794 1.3 Maria E. Munoz 2,702 0.9 Eileen Anderson 2,572 0.8 Stewart A. Alexander 2,512 0.8 Joel Britton 1,240 0.4 Khushro Ghandi 1,134 0.4 Leonard E. Miropol 471 0.2 Gary Passi . 0 0.0 CITY ATTORNEY 99.61% Precincts Reporting Votes % James K. Hahn 261,906 100 CITY CONTROLLER 99.61% Precincts Reporting Votes % Rick Tuttle 207,408 79.2 Ray Bishop 29,568 11.3 George E. Hollis 24,766 9.5 BALLOT MEASURES 99.61% Precincts Reporting Votes % 1--Library Bonds Yes 191,366 68.2 No 89,226 31.8 2--Police Facilities Bonds Yes 195,335 68.7 No 88,985 31.3 3--Housing Rehabilitation Bonds Yes 180,201 64.7 No 98,406 35.3 4--Fire Sprinkler/Safety Bonds Yes 189,590 68.3 No 87,915 31.7 5--Pay Raise Procedures Yes 108,928 42.4 No 148,259 57.6 6--Fund Transfer Limits Yes 149,860 58.2 No 107,512 41.8 BOARD OF EDUCATION 99.61% Precincts Reporting Votes % District 2 Alan Gershman 32,606 48.1 Mark Slavkin 24,442 36.1 Gary Garcia . 7,453 11.0 Terry E. Allen 3,272 4.8 District 4 Julie Korenstein 32,840 50.0 Jerry Horowitz 14,383 22.0 Barbara Romey 10,913 16.6 Dauna L. Packer 3,715 5.7 Cliff Stadig 2,191 3.3 Michael Kaliczak...
June 8, 1989 | SAM ENRIQUEZ and ELAINE WOO, Times Staff Writers
Overnight, the balance of power in the nation's second-largest school district may have shifted dramatically. As a result of Tuesday's runoff election, the Los Angeles teachers union, which two weeks ago was locked in a bitter strike against the Los Angeles Unified School District, has won what appears to be a sympathetic majority on the Board of Education. And teachers suddenly face the heady prospect of wielding new influence over how the sprawling district--with about 600 schools and nearly 600,000 students--is run. The change on the seven-member board also raises questions about the future of district Supt.
A political newcomer has proposed major election reforms that have drawn criticism from other candidates and City Council members. Bob Torres, president of the Montrose-Verdugo Hills Chamber of Commerce and one of eight people vying for two council seats, said Saturday at a candidates forum that he favors limiting council members to two four-year terms, electing council members by district rather than citywide, and electing the mayor.
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