CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1996 |
A referendum petition signed by more than 7,000 city residents who want to block a proposed 216-unit apartment complex was validated Tuesday by the Orange County registrar of voters. The victory for residents, however, may be short-lived. The city staff believes the petition has legal problems and is recommending that the City Council reject it at its meeting tonight.
December 6, 2003 |
A referendum March 20 will ask Taiwanese voters to demand that China remove hundreds of missiles aimed at the island, a presidential spokesman said. President Chen Shui-bian had said the referendum would not concern independence. China has viewed Taiwan as a renegade province since they split in 1949. It had threatened military action if the independence question were put to a vote.
October 9, 1999 |
A student vote on a referendum to raise money for athletic facilities at Cal State Northridge has been postponed until Nov. 9-10, an Associated Student Body spokesman said. If approved, students would pay an additional $27 in 2000 and 2001, increasing to $90 in 2002, to help finance construction of an 8,000-seat multipurpose stadium and other facility construction and renovation that could cost up to $30 million.
February 14, 2007 |
Ecuador's Congress approved holding a referendum on whether to create an assembly to rewrite the constitution, bowing to demands by leftist President Rafael Correa, who is seeking to weaken traditional political parties. Correa blames the parties for the Andean nation's problems. He called on Ecuadoreans "to fulfill their role in history, crushing the political mafias at the ballot boxes." Ecuador has been marked by political instability, with seven presidents in the last decade.
June 17, 1988 |
The Western Advisory Board of Actors' Equity has rejected a request to set aside a spring referendum that resulted in the adoption of a controversial Actors 99-Seat Theater Plan. In his letter Tuesday explaining the board's decision, Western Regional Director Edward Weston denied claims that the referendum ballot was unaccompanied by "a differing viewpoint," that the voting time was any shorter than that of any Equity election and that a secret ballot was not employed in the referendum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1989 |
A legal glitch has stalled the referendum efforts of a Tustin group trying to overturn the City Council's decision to change local election dates. The group has gathered more than 600 signatures for a referendum, but some members, including leader Berklee Maughan, have stopped collecting signatures after learning of potential legal problems with the referendum. City Atty.