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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1996 | JEFF KASS
Residents say they have 1,800 signatures on a petition requesting that the city not close the west-end police substation, and intend to present the document to the City Council on Monday. The city is considering closing some substations next year to centralize operations at a single downtown headquarters. Councilwoman Patricia McGuigan said she requested that the topic be raised for public discussion to let residents air their concerns.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 2009 | By David Zahniser
The push to recall the controversial head of L.A.'s firefighter union has fizzled, according to the man who was the target of the campaign over the last three months. Pat McOsker, president of United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Local 112, said the union's election committee unanimously invalidated the recall drive after discovering that signature gatherers had, in violation of the rules, failed to attach the reasons for the recall to their petitions. McOsker has been criticized for using aggressive tactics to lobby against reductions in firefighter and paramedic staffing, including the publication of a mailer featuring images of last year's deadly Metrolink crash in Chatsworth.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1990
A group seeking to oust Pomona Councilman C. L. (Clay) Bryant from office has filed recall petitions it says contain more than 11,000 signatures. City Clerk Elizabeth Villarel said a recall election will be called if the verification process shows that at least 8,304 registered voters signed the petitions, filed Friday. Members of the recall committee contend that Bryant uses his office "for vicious personal attacks and character assassination."
NEWS
January 9, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
FBI agents took the filing petitions of presidential candidates Bob Dole and Alexander M. Haig Jr. from Republican Party headquarters Friday after reports that some signatures may have been forged. George Strake, Texas GOP chairman, asked U.S. Atty. Helen Eversberg and the FBI to investigate after reports that petitions with questionable signatures were filed to place the two men's names on the March 8 primary ballot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Opponents of water fluoridation filed a petition with election officials to stop the city from altering tap water. The Santa Barbara County Clerk's office certified that there are enough valid signatures on petitions turned in by Citizens for Safe Drinking Water to require an election on the issue. The group submitted 4,545 signatures to Santa Maria City Hall on Feb. 24. The ballot measure will probably appear in the November 2004 election.
NEWS
May 8, 1986
Proponents of establishing English as the official language of San Marino have begun circulating petitions that would put the issue to voters. Kevin Forbes, leader of the movement, said he hopes to get the signatures of the required 10% of registered voters, approximately 1,350, by June 9, the city's deadline for a ballot measure in the November election.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2001 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The voter recall instructions seem simple enough: Gather at least 10 signatures of registered voters, serve a copy of the notice to the targeted elected official, and give the original to the city clerk. But even that seemingly straightforward process has ignited controversy in an ongoing political battle in South Gate.
NEWS
July 2, 1986 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
The author of a proposed ballot initiative that seeks to protect the rights of medical malpractice victims has sued the California secretary of state, claiming the state's requirement that only registered voters can sign petitions caused the initiative to be disqualified for the November ballot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1995 | LISA RICHARDSON
The Taxpayers for Responsible Planning group moved one step closer Tuesday to halting plans for a commercial airport at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, delivering to the county registrar of voters a truckload of petitions asking voters to scrap the idea. If certified, the 106,000 signatures would place a measure on the March ballot calling for the repeal of Measure A, which mandates the development of a commercial airport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1991 | JON NALICK
A long-promised recall campaign against Mayor Sal Sapien officially got under way Friday with petition circulators hitting the streets to gather signatures needed to force a special election.
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