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To the Polls…

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Tomorrow is the end of another long election season. I think it was roughly four hundred ninety seven days ago that candidates could "pull papers" and announce their intention to run for office in...

Santa Monica Next Releases Endorsement Matrix for Local Ballot Propositions

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Data on endorsements compiled from press releases or organization websites. The SMArT endorsement is based on their column in the Santa Monica Mirror.

Next Endorsements : Yes on SMS, No on SM

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(Note: The Santa Monica Next Steering Committee only makes endorsements when there is unanimous opinion on a ballot measure. We do not endorse political candidates.) Santa Monica Next urges voters to support ballot measure SMS...

Next Endorsements : Yes on County Measure W

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Santa Monica Next and Streetsblog L.A. have endorsed the L.A. County Measure W which would enact a parcel tax to raise funds for clean water. Next urges readers to vote Yes on W. Measure W...

Vote Local: Help Us, Help You…We’re Compiling Endorsements on Ballot Measures from SaMo Community...

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  Honestly, the headline pretty much says it all. I'm asking all of our readers to crowdsource our election coverage. As part of our Vote Local campaign, we're compiling the endorsements for ballot measures (both for...

Fact Checking Arguments for Repealing the Gas Tax

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Proponents of Prop 6, which would repeal the recently passed gas tax increase, S.B. 1, want people to support their proposition, of course. They’ve put together a handy list of six reasons to vote yes...

Vote No on Prop 6: The Campaign Is an Incoherent and Childish Effort to...

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If you follow national politics, you doubtless know the name “Devin Nunes,” even if you are not a resident of his Central Valley Congressional District. Nunes, the Congressional Consigliere for the Donald Trump legal...

Vote Local Guide: Prop. 69

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There are five statewide propositions on the spring primary ballot that voters will decide tomorrow. As with most ballot box measures, there are also campaigns underway to muddy the issues and confuse voters. Of those...

This Fall’s Ballot Starting to Take Shape. Term Limits Proposal Likely on the Ballot.

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Yesterday, organizers submitted over 19,000 signatures to place a term limit proposal on this fall's ballot for the City of Santa Monica. The initiative, if passed by a majority of voters, would limit the...

California’s Candidates for Governor Weigh in on Transportation and Land Use

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Seven gubernatorial candidates were invited to share their views on transportation and land use by a team of advocates working on those issues. Led by TransForm, the team included MoveLA, Public Advocates, San Francisco...

Santa Monica in 2018: Are All Politics Still Local?

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The following post originally appeared on The Healthy City Local. (Note: I haven’t written here about Santa Monica politics since my last blog last summer on the Downtown Community Plan, but I was invited to give...

Santa Monica’s Huntley Hotel Laundered Campaign Contributions, Fair Political Practices Commission Finds

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The Huntley Hotel, one of the major players in anti-development politics in Santa Monica over the last six years, will have to pay more than $300,000 in fines after the California Fair Political Practices...

Editorial: To Help End Homelessness in Los Angeles County Vote Yes on H, Tell...

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Every night, tens of thousands of people bed down in shelters, in their cars, or on the street. The causes are myriad. Some are homeless because of bad luck. Some are trying to escape...

Coalition Launches Yes on H for Quarter-Cent Sales Tax to End Homelessness

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Via Streetsblog L.A. Measure H will be on the ballot in every jurisdiction in L.A. county this March 7, including Santa Monica. The Yes on H campaign kicked off Monday morning. The kickoff featured a broad array...

Less Than a Week In, California Making Good on Vow to Fight Trump

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Via Streetsblog California Over a million people marched last Sunday at women’s rallies in the Bay Area and Los Angeles, to say nothing of the dozens of other rallies across the states. Governor Jerry Brown uses his State...
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