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  • The Times' endorsements for Tuesday's election

    The Times' endorsements for Tuesday's election
    Don't sit this election out. It's true that there's no high-profile mayor's race or marijuana ballot measure, but Tuesday's election could lead to one of the most significant changes to local government in years. If Charter Amendments 1 and 2 pass, city and school board elections will move, beginning in 2020, from March and May of odd-numbered years to June and November of even-numbered years — to coincide with state and federal elections. The idea is to increase the dismally low number of people voting in local L.A. elections.
  • Outside money aiding incumbents in L.A. City Council races

    Outside money aiding incumbents in L.A. City Council races
    Unlimited outside spending in the campaigns for seven Los Angeles City Council seats has topped $1.2 million, with the vast majority of the money going to help incumbents at City Hall. The spending has only added to the lopsided nature of the contests...

    Bid to move L.A. elections faces growing opposition from candidates

    Bid to move L.A. elections faces growing opposition from candidates
    The campaign to combine Los Angeles' elections with state and federal contests has been hailed by backers as a way to lift the city's dismal turnout, which in the last mayoral race was 23%. But more than a dozen candidates for City Council now say...

    L.A. City Council president blasts 'smear' mailers by Fresno grower

    L.A. City Council president blasts 'smear' mailers by Fresno grower
    Months after the Los Angeles City Council took a stand in a labor dispute involving a Fresno fruit grower, the company is spending more than $12,000 on election mailers claiming that Council President Herb Wesson "works hard to keep Mexicans from voting."...

    Federal judge rejects challenge to L.A. council's 2012 redistricting

    Federal judge rejects challenge to L.A. council's 2012 redistricting
    A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a three-year-old legal challenge to the boundaries drawn for Los Angeles' 15 City Council districts, saying she found no evidence that race was the predominant factor in creating the new maps. U.S. District Judge...