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News, California, Election, Santa Monica

VIDEO: California Secretary Of State Candidates Alex Padilla & Pete Peterson

Posted Oct. 31, 2014, 1:46 pm

Editor Brenton Garen chats with California Secretary of State candidates Alex Padilla and Pete Peterson in these two video interviews.

All 14 Santa Monica City Council candidates participated in an election forum Oct. 21 at Cross Campus.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Santa Monica Mirror's 2014 City Council Election Forum - Part Two

Posted Oct. 31, 2014, 11:10 am

All candidates running in the Santa Monica City Council on Nov. 4 took to the Cross Campus stage Tuesday night at Mirror Media Group’s forum. The 14 candidates are running for three seats on the council.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Mirror Urges ‘No’ Votes On All Five Ballot Measures On Nov. 4

Posted Oct. 31, 2014, 9:20 am

The Santa Monica Mirror urges a ‘no’ vote on both Measure D and Measure LC on the basis that neither will have any power once the City’s agreement with the FAA expires June 30, 2015.

The Mirror endorses Kevin McKeown, Pam O’Connor, and Frank Gruber for City Council at Tuesday’s election to provide a diversity of voices and a balance of supporting business and smart growth.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica, Smc, Smmusd, Politics

The Mirror's Endorsements For 2014 Santa Monica City Council, SMMUSD & SMC

Posted Oct. 31, 2014, 8:41 am

The Mirror endorses incumbent Kevin McKeown, incumbent Pam O’Connor, and former Planning Commissioner Frank Gruber to provide a diversity of voices that will keep the council active while preventing a super-majority that leans far left or right.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Where To Find Santa Monica Real-Time Election Results

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:51 am

Election Day is this coming Tuesday, Nov. 4 and real-time election results will be coming in all night long at smvote.org.

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Election, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Letter To The Editor: How To Lose Control Of "Our Land"

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:44 am

Dear Editor, The Yes on Measure LC Committee loudly complain that, if voters closed the airport under the terms of Measure D, nothing in that measure directly addresses the development process that would follow.

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Election, Santa Monica

Letter To The Editor: Why You Should Vote No On Measures H, HH

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:42 am

Dear Editor, According to campaign finance statements on file with the City Clerk, the majority of the funding for the Development Tax, aka H+HH campaign, are developers, their lawyers and architects who will reap financial rewards from the building of new high density low income rental housing projects throughout Santa Monica, primarily North of Wilshire and in Sunset Park.

All 14 Santa Monica City Council candidates participated in an election forum Oct. 21 at Cross Campus.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Santa Monica Mirror's 2014 City Council Election Forum - Part One

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:54 am

All candidates running for the Santa Monica City Council on Nov. 4 took to the Cross Campus stage Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the Santa Monica Mirror's election forum. The 14 candidates are running for three seats on the council.

News, Los Angeles, Parks, Election

Sierra Club Opposes County Wide Parks Tax Ballot Measure P

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:25 am

The Sierra Club announced its opposition Tuesday to Los Angeles County ballot Measure P, which would levy a $23 annual parcel tax to fund the development of open space, trails and neighborhood parks over the next 30 years.

Susan Cloke, Columnist

City Council, Opinion, Election, Santa Monica

Ethics: Fourth Question For Santa Monica City Council Candidates

Posted Oct. 25, 2014, 10:28 am

The Santa Monica Council City members to be elected on Nov. 4 will be responsible for guiding and shaping the city. Their decisions will affect each of us in practical ways – such as our daily travel in the city; the number of parks we have and how they are used; how we spend the public dollar and the social benefits that can bring; and the image and character of new development in the city.

The seven SMMUSD Board of Education candidates.

News, Election, Santa Monica, Smc, Smmusd

SMMUSD, SMC Candidates Vie For Last Minute Votes

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 8:21 am

As part of Mirror Media Group’s election forum season, all candidates running for positions on the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) Board of Education and Santa Monica College Board of Trustees met the public Wednesday night at the Santa Monica Main Library’s MLK Auditorium.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Votes: Measures H & HH

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 8:19 am

The issue of increasing real estate transfer tax will be on Santa Monica ballot papers Nov. 4 with Measures H and HH calling for votes on whether to increase transfer tax rates and if so, where to allocate the new funds.

All 14 Santa Monica City Council candidates participated in an election forum Oct. 21 at Cross Campus.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica

City Council Candidates Have Their Say At Mirror Forum

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 7:46 am

All candidates running in the Santa Monica City Council on Nov. 4 took to the Cross Campus stage Tuesday night at Mirror Media Group’s forum. The 14 candidates are running for three seats on the council.

Santa Monica voters will decide on the local races of City Council, SMMUSD School Board, and SMC Board of Trustees on Nov. 4, 2014.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Election, Santa Monica, Library

Santa Monica Double-Header Election Forum Tonight With SMMUSD, SMC Candidates

Posted Oct. 22, 2014, 10:11 am

The Santa Monica Mirror, in collaboration with the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, will host a double-header election forum tonight, Oct. 22 featuring all seven SMMUSD Board of Education candidates and all six SMC Board of Trustees candidates.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Northeast Neighbors Board Urges A No Vote On Ballot Measure H, HH

Posted Oct. 20, 2014, 9:46 am

Dear Editor, Given the strong opposition voiced by our members, the Board of Northeast Neighbors has voted to oppose ballot measures H and HH.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Santa Monica CityTV To Air "Council Candidates Live!" Tonight At 7 pm

Posted Oct. 20, 2014, 9:39 am

The League of Women Voters of Santa Monica Education Fund (LWVSMEF) in partnership with CityTV of Santa Monica will air “Council Candidates Live!” with Round One to air today, Oct. 20 and Round Two airing on Oct. 27 at 7 pm on CityTV.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Deadline Approaches For Los Angeles Voters To Register For Nov. 4 Election

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 8:42 am

Monday is the deadline for Los Angeles voters to register for the Nov. 4 election. Registration forms can be completed online at www.lavote.net.

Susan Cloke, Columnist

Opinion, Election, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Airport: Third Question For City Council Candidates

Posted Oct. 18, 2014, 9:49 am

The Santa Monica City Council members to be elected on Nov. 4, 2014 will be responsible for guiding and shaping the city. Their decisions will affect each of us in practical ways – such as our daily travel in the city; the number of parks we have and how they are used; how we spend the public dollar and the social benefits that can bring; and the image and character of new development in the city.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica

L.A. Elections May Change From Odd To Even-Number Years

Posted Oct. 18, 2014, 9:42 am

A Los Angeles City Council panel on Friday backed shifting city elections from odd- to even-numbered years to coincide with federal and state balloting -- a change that could result in a one-time extension of the terms of office of the mayor, council members and other officials from four to five-and-a-half years.

Santa Monica voters will decide on the local races of City Council, SMMUSD School Board, and SMC Board of Trustees on Nov. 4, 2014.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica, Smc, Smmusd

Last Chance To RSVP For Santa Monica Mirror Election Forums Oct. 21/22

Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 9:16 am

The Santa Monica Mirror, in collaboration with the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, will present election forums on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

The future of Santa Monica Airport is a leading controversial issue heading to the ballot on Nov. 4.

News, Election, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Santa Monica Votes: Airport Issues, Measures D & LC

Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 9:09 am

The fate of one of the most controversial pieces of land in the city, Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO), will be put in voter’s hands this election on Nov. 4. The decision of ownership, development, and control is on the ballot in the forms of Measures D and LC.

News, Election, Santa Monica

PBI To Host L.A. County Supervisor Debate In Santa Monica On Friday

Posted Oct. 16, 2014, 8:51 am

The Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State L.A., the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles Education Fund, the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles County, and KABC-TV will co-sponsor a candidates’ debate for the County of Los Angeles 3rd Supervisorial District.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Election, Santa Monica, Pier

Chamber To Feature Santa Monica Election Candidates At Networking Mixer Today

Posted Oct. 15, 2014, 10:09 am

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce will today, Oct. 15 host its monthly "Business @ Sunset Networking Event" featuring candidates for the Santa Monica City Council, SMMUSD Board of Education, and SMC Board of Trustees as well as other local state and congressional seats.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Committee For Racial Justice To Hold Santa Monica Election Forum Oct. 19

Posted Oct. 15, 2014, 8:00 am

The Committee for Racial Justice (CRJ) will hold a community forum for candidates running for Santa Monica’s College Board of Trustees, SMMUSD School Board, and Santa Monica City Council at the Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill Street, Santa Monica on Sunday, Oct. 19 from 4 pm to 8 pm.

News, Election, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Grant Elementary PTA To Consider Airport Ballot Measures Tonight

Posted Oct. 14, 2014, 9:45 am

The Grant PTA will hold a Town Hall-style meeting tonight, Oct. 14 to help the community better understand the two airport ballot measures, "LC" and "D," and to make a recommendation to the wider community that reflects the views of Grant parents on this important issue.

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