"Declaration of Intention to Become a Candidate" filing has began for the city of Los Angeles 2011 primary
March 8 elections
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Candidates for the city of Los Angeles' 2011 primary nominating election may begin filing today their declaration of intention to run for office.
They have to file the "Declaration of Intention to Become a Candidate'' in order to appear on the March 8 ballot.
Among the officials being chosen in the upcoming election are council members for districts 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14; Los Angeles Unified School District board members and Los Angeles Community College District board trustees.
Each candidate also is required to circulate and submit a nominating petition. They can waive the filing fee if they can submit more than 1,000 but no more than 2,000 valid signatures of qualified, registered voters within their districts.
If they have more than 500 signatures but fewer than 1,000, they have to pay a $300 filing fee.
They can pick up and file the documents with the Office of City Clerk-Election Division at Piper Technical Center, 555 Ramirez St., Space 300, from Nov. 13-Dec. 8.
Candidates can get additional information by calling the Election Division at (213) 978-0444 or by going to the website http://cityclerk.lacity.org/election.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The fate of a proposed half-cent sales tax to fund public safety and other city services will rest in the hands of Los Angeles voters today, with some city leaders calling it essential to residents’ safety and opponents slamming it as a money grab by a city unable to control its own spending.
Now that the Los Angeles City Redistricting Commission has submitted its final renditions of proposed new L.A. City Council district maps to that body’s Rules, Elections, and Intergovernment Relations Committee, a series of hearings will begin tomorrow to allow the public to once more voice their opinions and thoughts of the maps.
This first hearing will be held at 8:30 a.m. at Los Angeles City Hall in the Council chambers, 200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles.
The proposed draft maps for the new Los Angeles City Council districts have been released, and to say that some people are not happy, is an understatement of epic proportions.
On Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m., citizens in the South Region will have the opportunity to offer input during a public hearing at West Angeles Church of God in Christ, 3045 S. Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles City Redistricting Commission is expected to release its first draft map of the proposed new Los Angeles City Council district lines on Tuesday, and will follow up with a series of public hearings to solicit comments beginning next Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.
Redrawing Council lines is a process that is required every 10 years, and is designed to make sure that each district is fairly represented in terms of population and resources.
As the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors wrestled with three proposals to redraw district lines, Supervisors Gloria Molina and Mark Ridley-Thomas contended that the current lines were disproportionate, disenfranchising minority groups like Latinos and African Americans.
Molina and Ridley-Thomas said two majority Latino district are needed because Hispanics now comprise 48 percent of the county’s population— about one-third of voting-age residents. They also agreed that one district with an African American plurality is needed.