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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...
  • High court hears challenge to Eyman initiative

    High court hears challenge to Eyman initiative
    It’s been the law of the land for most of the last 20 years, but is the supermajority requirement to raise taxes here Washington even legal?  On Tuesday, the Washington Supreme Court heard a challenge to one of the most debated laws in our state....
  • Election 2012: Deadline to apply for mail-in ballots is Oct. 30

    More and more folks are voting via mail-in ballots, touted as a convenience for busy citizens. Oct. 30 is the deadline to apply for mail-in ballots. Applications for the mail-in ballots are available in the city clerk's office in City Hall or the...
  • November Ballot Proposal: "Decriminalize" Marijuana in GR

    November Ballot Proposal: "Decriminalize" Marijuana in GR
    When you get caught speeding, police give you a speeding ticket and most times you pay a fine. A group in Grand Rapids wants that same penalty to apply to illegal marijuana possession. "Possessions decriminalized, use is decriminalized, gift is...
  • Group delivers signatures for pot initiative

    Group delivers signatures for pot initiative
    Medical marijuana advocates on Wednesday submitted nearly 6,800 signatures to the Costa Mesa city clerk in hopes of placing an initiative on the November ballot that would legalize nonprofit collectives citywide. "It's imperative to provide safe access...
  • Measure V is on the ballot

    Costa Mesa's proposed city charter will be on the general election ballot listed as Measure V, Orange County Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley said Tuesday. The measure — which proposes a city constitution — would be the first time in the city'...
  • 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...
  • Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery [Text]

    Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery [Text]
    Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens:  Fifty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy declared to this Chamber that “the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress…It is my task,” he...
  • 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...