The November 2022 election is coming up and there is a lot at stake for Angelenos, including a close race on who will be the LA County sheriff. Incumbent sheriff Alex Villanueva is facing off against former Long Beach Police chief Robert Luna.Read More
The November 2022 election is less than three months away, which means initiatives are being finalized and placed on the ballot. This election is very consequential to California’s future, from social issues to taxes and education.Read More
In a joint statement on August 2nd, President Biden and Vice President Harris endorsed Rep. Karen Bass for Los Angeles Mayor. Bass is currently a congresswoman representing California’s 37th congressional district and was on the shortlist to be Biden’s VP pick during the last presidential election.Read More
Long Beach voters will decide on two election charter amendments that will permanently align city and school board elections with state elections. Until the 2020 election, Long Beach held city elections in odd-numbered years. The state, of course, has its elections during even-numbered years.Read More
The LA County Board of Supervisors recently voted 4-1 to draft a charter amendment allowing them to remove an elected sheriff from office. The proposed amendment will be voted on in the November election.Read More
Long Beach voters will likely see a utility charter amendment on the November ballot. It proposes to merge the gas and water utilities.
Long Beach is the only California city with two city-run utilities.
The city believes this merger will improve efficiencies and provide better service to the community. And at a lower cost. Long Beach is the only California city with two city-run utilities.
Santa Monica voters should expect a Real Estate Transfer Tax initiative on their ballots this fall. If passed, it would raise the transfer tax rate from 0.6% to 5.6% for properties transferred at $8 million or more.
This tax will significantly impact both commercial and residential properties and their tenants.