Friday, February 13, 2009

Some Politics This Week: Campaigns and Elections

The L.A. municipal election is about two weeks away and campaigns are revving up as the March 3 balloting approaches. The offices of mayor, city attorney, city controller, city council member and community college trustee are up for election, along with the hotly debated Measure B and four other city initiatives.

Voter Registration Deadline Tuesday
Feb. 17 is the last day to register to vote in the March election. Visit the city clerk election page for details.

Voter Forum Thursday
Harbor Area neighborhood councils and chambers of commerce are sponsoring a candidates forum Thursday covering the offices and measures on the upcoming ballot.

The forum will take place on Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rolling Hills Preparatory School community room, 1500 Palos Verdes Dr. North, San Pedro.

As of Friday, the following candidates had confirmed their attendance:

City Council, 15th District:
Janice Hahn (Hahn is expected to attend towards the end of the event)
Chris Salabaj

City Attorney:
Michael Amerian
David Berger
Carmen Trutanich
Noel Weiss

Suzy Evans
Nick Patsaouras

Representatives for and against the solar-power initiative, Measure B, are also confirmed.

For more information, contact or (310) 344-0023.

High-Tech Campaigning: Websites and Videos
Councilwoman Hahn has launched a campaign website at

New this election, the city clerk has posted video statements by the candidates and initiative supporters and opponents.

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