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Citizens Initiative and Recall

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  • Jerry Brown, California Democrats appear to be big winners in election

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown’s $6-billion-a-year tax initiative to rescue California schools and the state's finances appeared to squeak by with a victory....
  • Post-election forensics of the religion vote in 2012

     
    Faith in Public Life put together an election analysis based on exit polling and the political context that’s developed over the course of the year: Ballot initiatives In Florida and California, faith-based community organizing groups mounted...
  • San Bernardino activists get recall effort on November ballot

    San Bernardino activists get recall effort on November ballot
    Activists in bankrupt San Bernardino have qualified their effort to recall three city officials this fall, the county registrar of voters has announced. Voters will decide on Nov. 5 whether to recallĀ Councilmembers John Valdivia and Wendy McCammack...
  • Police union challenges former Mayor Riordan to pension debates

     
    L.A. labor leaders are coming out swinging against former Mayor Richard Riordan's push to place an initiative on next year's ballot switching new city workers into 401(k)-style retirement plans....
  • Riordan accepts police union's pension debate challenge

     
    Multi-millionaire businessman and former L.A. mayor Richard Riordan has accepted a police union's challenge to put his mouth where his money is....
  • L.A. union worker told members to put fake names on voter petition

     
    One of L.A.'s largest public employee unions admitted that a staffer sent an email to members asking that they sign "fake names/addresses" on a petition being circulated by former Mayor Richard Riordan to place a pension initiative on the ballot....
  • 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...
  • Tamarac mayor to commissioner: Watch who you call an 'idiot'

    Tamarac mayor to commissioner: Watch who you call an 'idiot'
    A commission conversation about red light cameras got a little personal Monday. The commission was chatting about prospective cameras – an estimated 20 cameras are expected to be erected in September, after new state law could take effect giving a...
  • The martial art of subduing special interests

    Passing a major reform in Sacramento has the same odds as a novice knocking out the champ at a martial-arts competition. This is particularly true when it comes to reforming ballot-box budgeting. I’ve introduced eight measures on this topic over the...
  • McEvoy to gather recall signatures

    A petition to recall Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer is now certified, city officials confirmed Tuesday, but the effort still has a long way to go before the question goes before voters. Schoolteacher Chris McEvoy, who unsuccessfully ran for council in...
  • Recall effort of Righeimer moves forward

    It was a small beginning for a large, uphill effort to recall Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer. The door was open at Chris McEvoy's Westside house on Wednesday night for the dozen or so supporters who came in to join or inquire about his endeavor to...