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News Story
5/24/2001
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Two Claremont officials decide in midst of review of garbage truck bids to try to implement Measure A.Inland Valley Times Almost a month after the City Council decided to ignore a new law restricting conflicts of interest for city officials, the debate over the controversial Measure A resurfaced when two council members changed their mind about...
News Release
5/22/2001
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Citizen Group Refutes City Attorney's Unfounded Claims that LL is Unconstitutional Fredric Woocher, attorney with the Santa Monica-based Strumwasser and Woocher, delivered a letter on behalf of the Oaks Project today to the Santa Monica City Council demanding the immediate implementation of Proposition LL. Proposition LL, the anti-kickback...
News Story
5/18/2001
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Santa Monica frets over anti-corruption measureLA Weekly When Santa Monica voters handily approved a Ralph Nader-backed anti-political-corruption initiative last November, the town's reform-minded city government - which boasts one of the strictest campaign-finance laws in the state - found itself in an awkward predicament. Instead of embracing...
News Release
5/8/2001
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Cities of Claremont, Pasadena, Santa Monica Refuse to Enforce Voter-Approved Ballot Measures to Stop Political Kickbacks Volunteers with the Oaks Project today petitioned Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley and California Attorney General Bill Lockyer to file an action for writ of mandate compelling Claremont, Pasadena and Santa...
News Story
5/2/2001
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Pasadena Star-News The city is blocking the implementation of a voter-approved political initiative while the City Council decides whether it wants to enforce the initiative or fight it in court. Dubbed the "Taxpayer Protection Amendment" by its sponsors, Measure B is an amendment to the City Charter that aims to prevent city officials from...
News Story
4/25/2001
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Inland Valley Daily Bulletin The city will neither enforce Measure A nor file a lawsuit seeking to overturn the conflict-of-interest initiative passed by voters last month, the City Council announced Tuesday. After a closed session held before Tuesday's meeting, the council said City Attorney Sonia Carvalho would also write a policy protecting...
News Release
4/18/2001
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Oaks Project Lauds Bill Which Would Eliminate Incentives for Voter Fraud Encouraged by Pay-Per-Signature System AB 980 (Pavley) passed out of the Assembly Elections Committee today, clearing the first hurdle in an effort to eliminate 'mercenary' signature gatherers from the initiative process. The bill bans the pay-per-signature scheme for paid...
News Story
4/17/2001
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Inland Valley Daily Bulletin A second member of the Community Services Commission has resigned because of worries about the conflict-of-interest measure passed by Claremont voters last month. Commissioner Joan Overturf submitted a letter of resignation to city officials Friday, joining former Commissioner John Seery as those who have left the...
News Release
4/16/2001
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Citizens Deliver Letter Demanding Council Immediately Implement Conflict of Interest Protections Volunteers with the Oaks Project delivered a letter today to the Claremont City Council demanding the immediate implementation of Proposition A, the anti-kickback initiative which received 55% of Claremont voters' support in the March municipal...
News Story
4/9/2001
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Inland Valley Times Claremont voters recently enacted Measure A, a law forbidding any city official from receiving rewards, gifts over $50, campaign contributions or jobs from anyone to whom they award public benefits worth more than $25,000. Very similar versions of this law have been enacted in several other California cities. Incredibly, the...