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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | November 29, 2012
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 approved Tuesday for the ballot, would update a decades-old practice and bring it in line with modern accounting principles. Critics, though, contend it will drastically change what city leaders had intended more than 70 years ago, when the revenue transfer was established.
NEWS
July 19, 2000
A recent letter from Anne Shedd, suggesting that the League of Women Voters was a Democratic Party stalking horse, reflects her flawed logic and lack of information. Yes, the League of Women Voters takes positions on issues, but only after careful study and consensus, that is, widespread agreement among its members. State propositions are researched and consensus is reported, if it exists, on a statewide basis, not on the whim of a local chapter. On most issues, consensus does not exist, reflecting the diversity of opinions of league members.
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By Melanie Hicken | June 8, 2010
While today’s election serves as a primary for most races, in the 43rd Assembly District it will also determine who fills the seat until November. The winner will serve the district, which represents Glendale, Burbank and parts of Los Angeles, until the end of the current legislative session in November. The seat has been vacant since January, when Paul Krekorian left to serve on the Los Angeles City Council, leaving state Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) as the area’s sole representative in Sacramento.
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May 20, 2010
Glendale City Clerk Ardy Kassakhian on Thursday is scheduled to appear live on “The Larry Zarian Show” to discuss what voters can expect at the polls June 8. On that day, voters will choose winner of the special runoff election for the 43rd Assembly District race between republican Sunder Ramani and Democrat Mike Gatto. Voters will also be casting ballots for either candidate in the Nov. 2 primary, with that election deciding who goes to Sacramento for the next two years.
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By Angela Hokanson | January 26, 2008
Glendale High School students, some who won’t be old enough to vote for months or years, got to try out the democratic exercise of casting a ballot this week. Students from every grade gathered in the main quad of their school at lunchtime on Thursday and Friday to select a candidate in the presidential primary and vote on three fictitious ballot measures. The mock election is part of “MyVote California,” a civic engagement program sponsored by California Secretary of State Debra Bowen and Supt.
NEWS
October 28, 2000
Unlike previous elections, the Glendale News-Press will not be making endorsements in any races for the Nov. 7 election. However, we will endorse in upcoming local races, including April's City Council race. With the Los Angeles Times endorsing in state and national races, the News-Press will not take positions on the candidates. The decision was made not to interview our local candidates to avoid any conflicts. The News-Press has remained committed to following the issues and people through our news coverage.
NEWS
September 2, 2000
Your paper's criticism of Rep. James Rogan is unfair. You criticize Rogan for not agreeing to accept a debate with the League of Women Voters, a group that is notoriously partisan in recent years. Just looking at the facts, the League of Women Voters continues to side with the California Democratic Party on virtually every issue. In the March election, the League of Women Voters sided with the Democrats on 10 out of 10 ballot measures. Most registered Democrats don't side with their own party on all those issues.
NEWS
March 1, 2000
Terry Bailey This is the third of three parts in which the Glendale/Burbank League of Women Voters explains its positions on ballot measures to be decided by voters March 7. The Glendale/Burbank League of Women Voters is always nonpartisan. It does not support or oppose candidates or political parties. However, we are political because we support and oppose legislation, lobby legislators and take stands on ballot measures after study. Proposition 25 The Glendale/Burbank League of Women Voters opposes Proposition 25, 'Campaign Finance Reform.
NEWS
By Tracy E. Gilchrist | October 12, 2006
GLENDALE — Anyone who attended "Get Ready, Get Set, Vote," a forum sponsored by two women's organizations, won't be in the dark when they step into the voting booth on Nov. 7 to pull the lever on 13 propositions slated for the ballot. The Glendale/Burbank League of Women Voters and the Glendale Commission on the Status of Women banned together Wednesday at Glendale's Sparr Heights Community Center to educate the public on the ins and outs of the 13 ballot measures. About 30 people attended the information session.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | February 27, 2014
Come June, Glendale residents will be voting for a new council member to replace an appointed one and following a City Council decision this week, they will also be voting on whether to get rid of the city rules that required the early election in the first place. The current rules for how to fill a seat on the dais after a council member leaves office before the end of their four-year term are costly, confusing, cause voter fatigue, and need to be changed, council members said at a City Hall meeting Tuesday.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | November 29, 2012
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 approved Tuesday for the ballot, would update a decades-old practice and bring it in line with modern accounting principles. Critics, though, contend it will drastically change what city leaders had intended more than 70 years ago, when the revenue transfer was established.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | October 5, 2012
As the November ballot initiatives approach, Glendale Unified school board members this week said they are torn over Proposition 38 - one of two competing tax measures supporting education funding - because it would leave out cash-strapped community colleges. The money raised in Prop. 38 could be used only for schools, early childhood education and reducing government debt, and is trailing far behind in the polls. The other tax initiative, Proposition 30 - pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown - would temporarily raise income tax rates on high earners for seven years and boost the state sales tax by a quarter-cent for four years to raise money for a broader range of education programs.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | August 15, 2012
City officials on Tuesday said they want to tweak language in Glendale's Charter to reflect modern financial accounting practices and streamline the annual transfer of millions of dollars each year in utility revenues to pay for public services. Any change to the city's Charter would have to be placed on an election ballot and be approved by a simple majority of voters, but city officials say the Charter's current decades-old language is a hindrance, given the current way of doing things.
THE818NOW
November 30, 2011
The funding plan for the California bullet train does not comply with key provisions of a ballot measure that voters approved to authorize the project and $9 billion in state bonds to help finance it, according to a report released Tuesday. The study - by the Legislative Analyst's Office, which periodically reviews the $98-billion construction proposal - concluded that the most recent funding plan does not meet important requirements of Proposition 1A because high-speed trains cannot operate on the first stretch of track to be built next year in the Central Valley.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | February 7, 2011
The organization dedicated to passing the $270-million school bond measure on the April 5 ballot opened its campaign headquarters at 936 Brand Blvd. last week. The Yes on S committee also launched a new website where residents can find additional information about the Measure S bond. “It is the start to all the volunteer work,” said committee co-chair Harry Hull. “It is a very professionally run campaign. There is going to be a slew of phone banks, yard signs, all kinds of stuff.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | October 28, 2010
Candidates who've battled at the polls three times over the last nine months hit the final turn with two side-by-side appearances in Burbank this week. 43rd District Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) and Republican rival Sunder Ramani spoke at a League of Women Voters Glendale/Burbank forum Wednesday night, and then at the Burbank Assn. of Realtors Thursday morning. Gatto touted his work for financial reform during his four months in office representing Glendale, Burbank and parts of Los Angeles.
NEWS
October 7, 2010
As the campaign season gets into full swing, the League of Women Voters would like to urge voters to step back from the ads and hype and look carefully at the measures on your ballot. Here are some good tips to use when deciding how you might vote on each measure. • Examine what the measure seeks to accomplish. Do you agree with those goals? Is the measure seeking changes that are consistent with your ideas about government? Do you think the proposed changes will make things better?
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | June 8, 2010
While today’s election serves as a primary for most races, in the 43rd Assembly District it will also determine who fills the seat until November. The winner will serve the district, which represents Glendale, Burbank and parts of Los Angeles, until the end of the current legislative session in November. The seat has been vacant since January, when Paul Krekorian left to serve on the Los Angeles City Council, leaving state Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) as the area’s sole representative in Sacramento.
NEWS
May 20, 2010
Glendale City Clerk Ardy Kassakhian on Thursday is scheduled to appear live on “The Larry Zarian Show” to discuss what voters can expect at the polls June 8. On that day, voters will choose winner of the special runoff election for the 43rd Assembly District race between republican Sunder Ramani and Democrat Mike Gatto. Voters will also be casting ballots for either candidate in the Nov. 2 primary, with that election deciding who goes to Sacramento for the next two years.
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