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August 23, 1997
Firefighters have gathered enough signatures to qualify a ballot measure asking voters if fire protection services should be transferred from the city to the county. City Clerk Francis Moore said she will present a report to the City Council advising members that the petition has more than the 4,700 valid voters signatures required for the issue to appear on a ballot.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A labor attorney Monday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to effectively void an initiative slated for the March ballot that would impose term limits on the Los Angeles County supervisors, sheriff and district attorney. The initiative, given final approval by reluctant supervisors last week, was first pushed in 1999 by activists who sued to force the county to place the measure on the ballot. In the letter sent to Joseph D.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1999
Mayor Richard Riordan is scheduled to announce a countywide initiative today linking county and city officials with private industry to ensure that Southern California does not suffer major disruptions in the rollover to 2000.
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November 5, 2000 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An initiative before Los Angeles County voters this week has the potential to scramble the local power structure and redefine what may be the most important branch of regional government. The initiative is Measure A, which would boost the membership of the county Board of Supervisors from the current five to nine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A week after a Year-2000 readiness test triggered a massive sewage spill in the San Fernando Valley, Mayor Richard Riordan met Thursday with more than 50 managers of city departments who assured him the city's major computer-dependent systems will function properly on Jan. 1. Riordan is scheduled today to announce a countywide initiative linking county and city officials with private industry to ensure that Southern California does not suffer major disruptions in the rollover to 2000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A labor attorney Monday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to effectively void an initiative slated for the March ballot that would impose term limits on the Los Angeles County supervisors, sheriff and district attorney. The initiative, given final approval by reluctant supervisors last week, was first pushed in 1999 by activists who sued to force the county to place the measure on the ballot. In the letter sent to Joseph D.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1999
Los Angeles County voters will be asked in March to decide whether high-level county managers should be exempt from Civil Service protection. The ballot initiative to amend the county charter was authored by Supervisor Don Knabe and would apply to 65 positions in county government with salaries of $88,000 to $131,000. It was approved unanimously Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1998 | RICHARD SIMON and JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Eastside politicians have about as much chance of halting subway construction to North Hollywood as the Clippers do of winning this season's NBA championship. But the frustrations expressed this week by Latino elected officials with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's recovery plan are bound to increase the MTA's troubles in Washington on the eve of crucial funding decisions. At Wednesday's MTA board meeting, Rep.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1996 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Supervisors Zev Yaroslavsky and Yvonne Brathwaite Burke on Wednesday unveiled a broad measure for the November ballot that would reform Los Angeles County's wide-open system of fund-raising and spending on political campaigns. The proposal, which would apply to offices from supervisor to district attorney, will be considered at a Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1993 | KURT PITZER
Supporters hope to raise about $10,000 for a direct mail campaign touting a controversial ballot measure that would allow many tall, pole-top signs in Agoura Hills to remain in place, a spokeswoman said Thursday. "We have a need to reach out for educational purposes," said Linda Harmon, political consultant for Concerned Tax Contributors. "I don't think most people are aware of how this city is run: on the sales tax revenues from businesses."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 2000 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The effort to expand the Board of Supervisors through an initiative on next week's ballot has become a grudge match, and the bad feeling deepened Wednesday as both sides hurled accusations at each other during news conferences. In one corner are unions steamed at county supervisors for a series of blows the five elected officials have dealt to Los Angeles' resurgent labor movement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1999
Los Angeles County voters will be asked in March to decide whether high-level county managers should be exempt from Civil Service protection. The ballot initiative to amend the county charter was authored by Supervisor Don Knabe and would apply to 65 positions in county government with salaries of $88,000 to $131,000. It was approved unanimously Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1999
Mayor Richard Riordan is scheduled to announce a countywide initiative today linking county and city officials with private industry to ensure that Southern California does not suffer major disruptions in the rollover to 2000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A week after a Year-2000 readiness test triggered a massive sewage spill in the San Fernando Valley, Mayor Richard Riordan met Thursday with more than 50 managers of city departments who assured him the city's major computer-dependent systems will function properly on Jan. 1. Riordan is scheduled today to announce a countywide initiative linking county and city officials with private industry to ensure that Southern California does not suffer major disruptions in the rollover to 2000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1998 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
County Supervisor Mike Antonovich, attempting to steal the thunder from advocates of the Los Angeles International Airport expansion, announced Friday that he will seek a ballot measure allowing county voters to weigh in on the future of regional air traffic. Antonovich, who represents the area around the Palmdale airport, has long pushed for that facility to grow exponentially and absorb the increase in air traffic anticipated for Southern California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1998 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The dogfight at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board over the future of its cursed regional subway system spilled over into the ballot box for the second time Monday, as three frequent opponents of County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky announced plans to try to kill his anti-subway initiative with a similarly worded--but vastly different--measure of their own.
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March 25, 1993 | TED ROHRLICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A bipartisan group is urging major reforms in the local ballot initiative process, which it says is plagued by deceptive advertising, overly secretive special interest participation and rules that prevent fiddling with even poorly drafted propositions once campaigns have been launched.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1993 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A study by a private bipartisan organization concludes that large contributions from powerful business interests helped defeat at least two South Bay ballot initiatives in recent years, illustrating the group's call for reform of the referendum process. The South Bay cases were among 40 campaigns studied in a 407-page report called "To Govern Ourselves: Ballot Initiatives in the Los Angeles Area," released Wednesday by the California Commission on Campaign Financing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1998 | RICHARD SIMON and JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Eastside politicians have about as much chance of halting subway construction to North Hollywood as the Clippers do of winning this season's NBA championship. But the frustrations expressed this week by Latino elected officials with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's recovery plan are bound to increase the MTA's troubles in Washington on the eve of crucial funding decisions. At Wednesday's MTA board meeting, Rep.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1998 | JEFFREY L. RABIN and MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
By announcing that he is launching an initiative campaign to end local funding for Metro Rail subway extensions, county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky has sent shock waves rolling from East Los Angeles to Wall Street. Without collecting a single signature to put his proposition on the November ballot, Yaroslavsky may have derailed Los Angeles County's 20-year-old approach to mass transit.
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