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Citizens Initiative and Recall

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  • Recall bid against Pasadena official who backed possible NFL games fails

    The effort to recall a Pasadena councilman who supported the possibility of having professional football at the Rose Bowl has failed. Residents opposed to having a National Football League team use the city-owned stadium pulled papers in January to...
  • Facing sexual harassment claims, San Diego mayor vows to fight

    SAN DIEGO--Now, 10 days into a crisis over sexual harassment allegations, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has dug in for a fight, maybe in the courts, maybe against a recall movement. Filner has been accused of sexually harassing staff members and...
  • Second measure to keep pot shops open qualifies for L.A. ballot

     
    Another medical marijuana initiative has qualified for the L.A. ballot, increasing the chances that voters will get to choose whether to keep pot shops open in the city when they go to the polls in May....
  • Pasadena councilman targeted for recall over NFL-Rose Bowl vote

     
    A Pasadena councilman is facing a recall campaign over his support for an ordinance that cleared the way for negotiations to bring professional football to the Rose Bowl. Recall proponents on Thursday filed a notice of intent to circulate a......
  • First of two L.A. pot shop initiatives qualifies for May ballot

     
    The debate over medical pot dispensaries in L.A. could bleed into this year’s mayoral race, with one initiative that would allow some pot shops to remain open qualifying for the May ballot....
  • Third medical pot measure moves toward L.A. ballot

     
    The Los Angeles City Council moved forward with its own medical marijuana ballot measure Wednesday, increasing the chances voters could face three pot initiatives on the May ballot. On an 11-1 vote, the council instructed city lawyers to draw up......
  • Highlights from Chicago Bar Association v. Illinois State Board of Elections (1994)

     
    Below are excerpts from the 4-3 Illinois Supreme Court ruling that knocked a term-limits question off the statewide ballot in 1994, the subject of my print column for tomorrow. Read the whole opinion, including the case citations I've edited out,......
  • Anti-Delta Thermo petitioners come up 624 signatures short

     
    Opponents of a proposed waste to energy plant slated for Allentown have hit a snag with their efforts to restrict emissions from the plant. The group -- led by Rich Fegley, owner of Brew Works -- has been collecting signatures in favor of a ballot...
  • Gatto touts road-energy bill

    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) may have found a new energy source for California — the pavement beneath your car tires. Last week, Gatto introduced Assembly Bill 306, a proposal to launch tests of “piezoelectric” generation of...
  • Americana generates its own civic problems

    While reading the Sunday edition, I came across two articles about the proposed Americana at Brand expansion. One was a full-page ad saying that Glendale faces an $8-million deficit this year with threats to services like police, fire and parks. Then it...
  • What lawmakers really want: Freebies

    What lawmakers really want: Freebies
    Florida is facing a fiscal crisis. There's talk of slashing everything from public safety to help for the disabled. So what burning issue are some of our legislators pushing? Gifts for themselves! Specifically, they want more freebies. After all,...