Cities across Los Angeles County will be deciding ballot measures Tuesday
Los Angeles, Calif., Voters in school districts and cities across Los Angeles County will be deciding ballot measures Tuesday, most involving tax hikes aimed at closing budget gaps or proposed bond issues to fund school construction.
Voters in cities such as Artesia, Bellflower, Commerce, Culver City and Pomona will consider various tax increases. Multimillion-dollar bond issues on the ballots in school districts such as Bellflower Unified, Castaic Union, Covina-Valley Unified, Lancaster, Little Lake City, Lynwood, Palmdale, Redondo Beach Unified, Rowland Unified and Santa Monica-Malibu Unified.
In Pomona, voters will decide on Measure T, which would scrap the City Council's district system and instead mandate that council members be elected at large by voters citywide. Opponents of the measure claim the district system was enacted 22 years ago to bolster minority representation on the council and facility better communication between residents and elected officials.
Pomona voters will also consider a proposed $38 parcel tax that would be charged on every piece of taxable property in the city to fund the public library.
Santa Monica voters will cast ballots on Measure GA, which would amend the formula used to adjust rents of properties under the city's rent-control ordinance, with annual adjustments limited to between 0 and 6 percent.
In Sierra Madre, voters will decide Measure ALF, which would approve the development of assisted-living facilities on Hermosa Avenue and West Sierra Madre Boulevard.
Long Beach voters will decide on Measure N, which would set minimum wages and sick leave requirements for hotel workers, and Measure O, which would change the dates of the city's primary and general elections.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Three hospitals in Los Angeles County and one in Riverside County were among a dozen fined by the state Department of Public Health, authorities said today.
The four Southland hospitals, each fined $50,000, are Brotman Medical Center in Culver City, Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center in Boyle Heights, Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Riverside Community Hospital.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Single-use plastic bags will be banned at grocery stores, pharmacies and other shops in unincorporated Los Angeles County areas under an ordinance approved today by the Board of Supervisors.
The ban is aimed at reducing by 50 percent the number of plastic bags that wind up in landfills, as well as in river beds and other areas.
The ordinance, which will come back for a final vote when exact language is finalized, was approved on a 3-1 vote, with Supervisor Mike Antonovich dissenting.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — An explosive device found in a man’s vehicle during a traffic stop today prompted authorities to go to the motorist’s Palms-area residence, where a number of possible explosive devices were found, police said.
A bomb squad was sent to the apartment building in the 3800 block of Overland Avenue about 6:30 a.m., the Los Angeles Police Department reported.
The Crenshaw Subway Coalition is gearing up for a possible showdown over additional funding for the Crenshaw-to-LAX light rail line, including a Leimert Park Village Station, but may have to await a May 23 decision by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board on just how bruising—or necessary—a showdown will be.
Despite the fact that a record 1.13 million individuals in Los Angeles County received CalFresh benefits in January 2013, there are still many residents in immediate need of assistance who are unaware that they may be eligible for the benefit.
Consequently, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has voted to launch another campaign reminding people that May is CalFresh Awareness Month and that the help is available.
Additionally, the compaign is designed to promote healthier food choices in the nation’s largest and most diverse county.