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February 28, 1998 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nobody said carving up the second-largest city in the nation would be easy. That is becoming abundantly clear to Valley VOTE, the group that hopes to put Valley secession on a citywide ballot in 2000. The group's latest concern is that even if a majority of Los Angeles voters allow the Valley to break away, state law would impose a government structure for the new city that Valley VOTE leaders say is unacceptable. Under state law, the 1.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1998 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The group pressing for a study of a San Fernando Valley secession demanded an investigation Monday into allegations that its volunteers were barred from circulating petitions during a public event at the Van Nuys Airport. Leaders of Valley Voters Organized Toward Empowerment suggested airport officials were instructed by high-ranking city officials to obstruct their petition drive at the Aviation Expo '98 this past weekend.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 1998 | ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The office of the state legislative counsel said Tuesday that San Fernando Valley secessionists should have six months, not three, to complete a petition drive that could kick off an effort to carve up Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1998 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A panel of experts met for two hours Thursday to discuss the impact of a San Fernando Valley political secession on race, class and the cost of government services, but found little common ground. In fact, panel members, who were brought together in a symposium sponsored by Cal State Northridge, agreed on only one point: The current form of city government is unresponsive and must be dramatically restructured.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1998 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A San Fernando Valley secessionist group is just three months away from launching the petition drive that ultimately could create California's second-largest city. But leaders of the organization, Valley VOTE, said last week that they have neither the volunteers nor the funds to run the campaign that one day could transform Los Angeles' sprawling suburb into the nation's sixth-largest city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1998 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While angry debate continued on where to draw the borders, an activist group set May 30 as the date to a launch a petition drive to start the legal process of creating a San Fernando Valley city. Members of Valley VOTE said they will begin collecting the required 135,000 signatures just before the June 2 primary elections so that volunteers can gather signatures near polling booths.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1998 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A panel of experts met for two hours Thursday to discuss the impact of a San Fernando Valley political secession on race, class and the cost of government services, but found little common ground. In fact, panel members, who were brought together in a symposium sponsored by Cal State Northridge, agreed on only one point: The current form of city government is unresponsive and must be dramatically restructured.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1998 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Energized by a poll that shows strong public support for breaking up the city, leaders of a San Fernando Valley group said Tuesday they are confident they can collect signatures quickly enough to trigger the next step toward Valley secession. The group, Valley VOTE, earlier had asked for legislation extending a 90-day deadline on collecting 135,000 petition signatures seeking a study of secession.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1998 | JON STEINMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was a revolt against a rebellion and it worked. If the San Fernando Valley secedes from Los Angeles, this hillside neighborhood just east of Universal City will stay behind in the original city. Valley VOTE, the leading Valley secessionist group, announced Wednesday that Hollywood Knolls would be left out of the proposed new city at the request of its residents, the first neighborhood to opt out.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1998 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The group pressing for a study of a San Fernando Valley secession demanded an investigation Monday into allegations that its volunteers were barred from circulating petitions during a public event at the Van Nuys Airport. Leaders of Valley Voters Organized Toward Empowerment suggested airport officials were instructed by high-ranking city officials to obstruct their petition drive at the Aviation Expo '98 this past weekend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1998 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While angry debate continued on where to draw the borders, an activist group set May 30 as the date to a launch a petition drive to start the legal process of creating a San Fernando Valley city. Members of Valley VOTE said they will begin collecting the required 135,000 signatures just before the June 2 primary elections so that volunteers can gather signatures near polling booths.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1998 | JON STEINMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was a revolt against a rebellion and it worked. If the San Fernando Valley secedes from Los Angeles, this hillside neighborhood just east of Universal City will stay behind in the original city. Valley VOTE, the leading Valley secessionist group, announced Wednesday that Hollywood Knolls would be left out of the proposed new city at the request of its residents, the first neighborhood to opt out.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1998 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Energized by a poll that shows strong public support for breaking up the city, leaders of a San Fernando Valley group said Tuesday they are confident they can collect signatures quickly enough to trigger the next step toward Valley secession. The group, Valley VOTE, earlier had asked for legislation extending a 90-day deadline on collecting 135,000 petition signatures seeking a study of secession.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1998 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nobody said carving up the second-largest city in the nation would be easy. That is becoming abundantly clear to Valley VOTE, the group that hopes to put Valley secession on a citywide ballot in 2000. The group's latest concern is that even if a majority of Los Angeles voters allow the Valley to break away, state law would impose a government structure for the new city that Valley VOTE leaders say is unacceptable. Under state law, the 1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 1998 | ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The office of the state legislative counsel said Tuesday that San Fernando Valley secessionists should have six months, not three, to complete a petition drive that could kick off an effort to carve up Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1998 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A San Fernando Valley secessionist group is just three months away from launching the petition drive that ultimately could create California's second-largest city. But leaders of the organization, Valley VOTE, said last week that they have neither the volunteers nor the funds to run the campaign that one day could transform Los Angeles' sprawling suburb into the nation's sixth-largest city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1996 | DADE HAYES
Following the recent defeat of the state Assembly bill designed to aid the San Fernando Valley in an effort to secede from the city of Los Angeles, the Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce has withdrawn its support of Valley VOTE, an organization created to back the bill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2000
Re "Treasurer Secedes From Valley VOTE, Citing 'Malfeasance,' " March 2. In all my experiences with Valley VOTE and as the current treasurer of the organization for almost a full year, I have seen nothing to suggest there is any malfeasance going on in the Valley VOTE organization. Last year [former Treasurer Bruce] Bialosky advanced some money to Valley VOTE and was not paid back as quickly as he should have been. This was unfortunate, but does not constitute malfeasance. This, however, resulted in a small personality dispute that is a product of the tiny growing pains the Valley independence movement has faced as more and more supporters have flocked to the cause.
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