The Los Angeles Times ran a piece about West Hollywood terms limits today. It's filled with the usual, and very simplified, arguments by City Council members John Heilman and Jeff Prang about why terms limits are bad. "The people in West Hollywood are smart enough to know that if there's a council ... More >>
Candidates for the office of Los Angeles mayor are getting nearly half of their money (42 percent) from out of town and nearly one-fifth of it (18 percent) from ritzy Westside neighborhoods, according to a California Common Cause report released today. If you think that special interests control na ... More >>
Ah, but how quickly Los Angeles city officials forget the pact they made with the fed-up peoples of Occupy L.A.! At a City Ethics Commission meeting today, a proposal to more than double the campaign-contribution limits for City Councilmembers and other elected officials was almost passed by the fo ... More >>
Taxpayer funds make San Pedro-to-Watts election the most competitive in years
While the U.S mourned 9-11 the California State Legislature went behind closed doors to rig their elections.By Hillel Aron and Jill Stewart Here's why California citizens today produced new, non-sleazy, non-trickster-y redistricting maps that starkly rejigger how communities are represented ... More >>
$1.2 million buys a lot of fear at L.A. City Hall if that's your aim
Can five intriguing gay men upset the City Council's 26-year dynasty?
14 people will win the chance to un-gerrymander California
Ted SoquiWest Hollywood City Councilman John HeilmanWest Hollywood City Council members John Heilman, Abbe Land, Lindsey Horvath, and Jeff Prang star in a "Yes on Prop. 27" TV ad, begging voters to maintain the supremely shady practice called "gerrymandering." Few, if any, major politicians ... More >>
NBCRobo Phone habla Espanol?We hope nobody fell for it, but Kathay Feng of California Common Cause reports that some Spanish speakers in the L.A. area received "robo calls" informing them that the election was Wednesday. An effort to dilute the Democratic vote or simply a dumb prank? Dunno. ... More >>
Howard Berman camp issues denial; consultant Michael Berman won't talk
San Diego's White Apple TreeCan L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar rock a dancefloor? Will he take home a free set of headphones? Will anybody be able tell Proposition 15 from Questions 67 & 68 (sorry, bad classic rock reference) after DJ Jeremy Dawson's set tonight? Answers to these questi ... More >>
How a progressive town founded on renters' rights and diversity ended up gridlocked, angry and elitist
Can pissed-off Angelenos cut the nation's richest city council salaries by half?
The League of Women Voters, Common Cause and AARP seek change in Sacramento
Making sense of the ballot measures L.A. City Measures:
Play at a casino, and elect a Republican
It’s amazing who’ll climb under the sheets to keep Big Money in politics
Serving on two powerful air-quality boards., L.A. Marathon founder William Burke sets a fast pace. But it just might be when he crosses the finish line, the public — and clean air — are the big losers.
Cost of election ending up in court
Now look what they’re trying to pull