Articles Tagged With ‘Vote’

Fire authority blames voters for parcel tax failure

By JOSH FRIEDMAN After 60 percent of voters rejected a parcel tax initiative for firefighting services, the Five Cities Fire Authority (FCFA) took to Facebook to blame its fiscal woes on South County property owners. On Friday, the votes were... (Continue reading)

Yee’s arrests changes California Secretary of State race

Following the arrest of Sen. Leland Yee, Democratic state Sen. Alex Padilla picked up the bulk of Yee’s supporters and now trails Republican Pete Peterson by 11 percent, according to a new field poll. Previously, Peterson led the pack and... (Continue reading)

Fire tax flub allows for voting as ballots are counted

Property owners in Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach and Oceano who have yet to vote on a firefighting assessment measure can still do so, even as ballots are counted. The Five Cities Fire Authority is proposing a $66 fee on all... (Continue reading)

Mayor and council race heating up in Morro Bay

Morro Bay’s qualifying period for mayoral candidates has ended with two candidates vying for the office, incumbent mayor Jamie Irons and former council woman Carla Wixom, then known as Carla Borchard. Irons and Wixom were contestants in the 2012 race... (Continue reading)

SLO County clerk-recorder to retire

San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder Julie Rodewald announced Tuesday that she will retire at the end of her term in January 2015. [Tribune] Rodewald has worked for the county for 33 years and spent the last 20 as clerk-recorder. She... (Continue reading)

Kevin Rice withdraws from SLO City Council race

San Luis Obispo Council candidate Kevin Rice announced during his introduction at the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum that he is stepping down from the race and endorsing Paul Brown. Rice asked the audience to join himself... (Continue reading)

Race for open SLO council seat set

Five candidates are running for San Luis Obispo City Council in a special election to fill the seat vacated by Andrew Carter who left to become the city administrator of Guadalupe. The filing period for the vote by mail special... (Continue reading)

Sacramento County’s unopened ballots

The Sacramento County Elections office announced Thursday that a staffer found 407 uncounted ballots cast in the Nov. 6 election sitting unopened in a sealed bag on a shelf. [SacramentoBee] The employee found the ballots while going through red supply... (Continue reading)

California Democrats push for younger voter turnout

Democratic California lawmakers have introduced bills aimed at increasing the voter turnout among young people. [LA Times] The bills aimed at increasing younger voter turnout include two that would require polling places on college campus and one that would allow... (Continue reading)

SLO grants more than $200,000 to CAPSLO

The San Luis Obispo City Council approved more than $200,000 in funding to the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo Tuesday evening after acknowledging allegations that the nonprofit is fraudulently handling homeless clients’ accounts. The council unanimously approved $125,988... (Continue reading)