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Citizens Initiative and Recall

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  • Effort to recall mayor fizzles

    The Costa Mesa resident behind an effort to recall Mayor Jim Righeimer said Friday that he will not have enough signatures by the deadline to bring his petition to voters. Chris McEvoy needed 15% of the Costa Mesa electorate — or more than 9,000...
  • Commentary: Smith ignores inherent risk of charter

    Re. "Smith: Mensinger earned his council appointment" (Oct. 3): I read Steve Smith's column and would like to comment on his statement that the proposed charter is reversible and that if it's approved — and it turns out to be a bad idea —...
  • City Council approves two code-enforcement officers

    In an evening that was more laced with political discontent than action taken, the Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday unanimously authorized two new code-enforcement officers. For the fiscal year 2012-13, eight months of funding for the positions would...
  • Righeimer calls recall effort 'a stunt'

    A schoolteacher who wants to recall Jim Righeimer from the Costa Mesa City Council would need signatures from at least 15% of the city's registered voters to put the question on an election ballot. Chris McEvoy, who ran unsuccessful council bids in...
  • Harlan: This is not the time to recall Righeimer

    With election day approaching quickly, it seems Costa Mesans are not at a loss for finding new ways to muddy the political waters. Take former City Council candidate and math teacher Chris McEvoy's recent announcement of his intent to file a recall...
  • Ballot Initiative 1185: It would keep 2/3 legislative vote requirement to raise taxes

    Ballot Initiative 1185: It would keep 2/3 legislative vote requirement to raise taxes
    What should it take to raise your taxes? The issue is back on the ballot again. This year’s Tim Eyman effort, Initiative 1185, is essentially the same as the one Eyman successfully pushed two years ago, requiring that new taxes receive at least 2/3...
  • Decades long low-income subsidy in peril after Burbank voters reject measure

    A decades-long program that subsidizes trash and sewer bills for low-income seniors and disabled people is at risk of being cut after Burbank voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a special tax to continue its funding source. Roughly 1,900 out of...
  • Think Again: California's political system is the root of the problem

    We’re at that time in the political season where voters are getting hit at every turn with election advertising like being the target in a combat video game. It peaks every four years when elections coincide with presidential elections because...
  • Ballot measure to create charter schools still too close to call

    Ballot measure to create charter schools still too close to call
    Same-sex marriage and legalizing marijuana (R-74 and I-502) stole the spotlight from other initiatives on the ballot. But here's how the voters weighed in as of 8:29 p.m. Thursday. Initiative 1240: After three previous times on the ballot and...
  • Obamacare, same-sex marriage initiatives before voters

    Obamacare, same-sex marriage initiatives before voters
    Obamacare, same-sex marriage and marijuana legalization dominated the hot-button ballot initiatives before voters in a number of states on Tuesday. A key component of President Barack Obama's signature health care reform law is on the line in a...
  • California Democrats Emerge More Powerful After Election

    California Democrats Emerge More Powerful After Election
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown and his fellow Democrats are on the cusp of a coveted supermajority in both the Assembly and Senate, giving them the rare power to raise taxes without any Republican support. No single party has held such a supermajority in...