| Jan 16, 2013
| 9:01 AM
Los Angeles County supervisors on Tuesday deferred a vote on placing a storm water cleanup tax on the ballot amid strong opposition from a range of stakeholders, including local school districts, which have historically been exempt from such fees.
| Jan 4, 2013
| 7:44 PM
The Glendale City Council election in April has a crowded field already.
By midday Friday, 12 people had pulled the paperwork necessary to declare official candidacy, already surpassing the six who ran in 2011.
They include City Hall insiders and...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 9:13 AM
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...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 9:26 PM
La Caņada Flintridge residents expressed interest in putting both new and familiar faces on the City Council when deciding on whom to vote for Tuesday.
Ernest Koeppen, who ran for a seat on the school board in 2011, said he voted for Dave Spence and Joe...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 8:42 AM
An initiative that would simplify how Glendale transfers tens of millions of dollars from the city-owned utility to pay for general public services is officially going on the April ballot.
City Hall officials say the changes, which the City Council...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 4:04 PM
City officials say they are on solid legal ground in continuing to transfer tens of millions of dollars in operating revenue from Glendale Water & Power -- no matter how residents vote in April on proposed amendments to the charter’s language...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 2:59 PM
La Caņada Flintridge residents leaned Republican in Tuesday's general election, supporting GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romey and Republicans running for the U.S. Senate and State Assembly.
Of La Caņada’s 14,360 registered voters, 8,408 cast...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 8:08 PM
"Neighborhood Services Administrator" — it's a job City Council candidate Sam Engel has been out of for nearly six months, but that's how he's describing himself on the April ballot.
Doing so is by the book. Candidates get only three words to...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 10:58 AM
More Glendale voters used the postal service to cast their votes than a polling center ballot box for the election on Tuesday, a trend that’s been on the rise in the city — and across the state — now for years.
The shift, candidates and...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 10:51 AM
State Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Caņada Flintridge) introduced legislation Tuesday to increase cooperation between the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the Angeles National Forest.
Liu’s bill, SB 238, would allow the superintendent of the Angeles...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 3:22 PM
The outcome of the races for City Council, clerk and school board remained unchanged Thursday after officials counted roughly 3,500 ballots left over from the April 2 election.
City Council incumbent Ara Najarian remained in first place with 10,165...
| Mar 31, 2013
Glendale this year has limited the sample ballot that goes out to all voters to just English and Armenian. But critics say officials should have kept with the prior practice of including all four major languages spoken in the city to avoid...