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THE NOONER for May 28, 2013

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DISTRICT CHANGES

  • AD54 (Culver City): Added Crenshaw Subway Coalition chairman Damien Goodwin (D)
  • AD55 (Diamond Bar): Added Walnut Valley USD trustee Phillip Chen (R)
  • AD55 (Diamond Bar): Added Placentia councilmember Scott Nelson (R)
  • AD55 (Diamond Bar): Added West Covina USD trustee Mike Spence (R)

downloadable spreadsheet of all candidates [$$$]

Our friends at the California Manufactured Housing Communities Association provides this handy crosswalk of the shifting senate districts.

DEADLINE: This week is the house of origin deadline in both houses. By Friday, bills need to get out of their first house to have a life in the remainder of this first year of the two-year session. Here is a link to LegTrack's Assembly Daily File and Senate Daily File.

SD16 UPDATE: The Nooner nightcap I sent out on Friday did not include some additional votes that have been counted, but not reported to the Secretary of State. Here is the current, razer-tight race with totals from each county. As a reminder, "top two" does not apply in special elections, but the top two do proceed to a runoff if no candidate receives over 50%. Vidak is currently 171 votes below 50%.

We likely won't know final results until Friday, which is when the counties are obligated to provide final tabulations to the Secretary of State. It appears that only Fresno and Tulare have ballots left, most of which are provisional and, if valid, will favor Leticia Perez. Thus, it is very likely that we will have a July 23 runoff.

SD16 Preliminary Results
 FresnoKernKingsTulareTotal VotesPercent
Ramirez  892  499  295  199  1,885 2.97%
Perez  13,336  8,563  3,286  2,550  27,735 43.75%
Miranda  951  350  207  109  1,617 2.55%
Arif  233  133  83  21  470 0.74%
Vidak  10,997  5,215  11,104  4,210  31,526 49.73%
Write-in  103      57  160 0.25%

 

Meanwhile, here are some articles you might have missed over the holiday weekend:

MALDO-NOT-SO-FAST: Neel Kashkari may run for governor [Carla Marinucci @ SFChron] - "Neel Kashkari, the '$700 billion man' who managed the financial bailout program during President George W. Bush's administration, hasn't held press conferences, appeared in TV spots or made formal announcements about a possible future run for California governor. Not yet, at least. But on the Internet, the 39-year-old former Bay Area Goldman Sachs banker who oversaw the Troubled Asset Relief Program - TARP, the effort to stanch the 2008 financial crisis with $700 billion in government investments in banks and private industry - appears to be laying out the next chapter in his story. The moderate Republican's goal: To pursue his 'passion for public service.'"

GOOD TIMES: Higher than expected property taxes means L.A. County has more money to spend [Christina Villacorte @ SBSun] - "The county Assessor's Office projected the 2013 Assessment Roll - an inventory of all taxable property as of the beginning of the year - would go up 4.23 percent."

BAD TIMES: County pares budget after court ruling [Andrew Galvin @ OCR] - "Orange County's budget director unveiled a revised spending plan for the next fiscal year that patches together funding to minimize possible layoffs and help fill a $76 million deficit."

FANTASY TIMES: How cities gambled to reduce their pension debt [Teri Sforza @ OCR] - "This is the story of the pension obligation bond – alluring, despite the clunky name – and how some have resisted, some have been ensnared, and some, like the County of Orange, have figured a brand-new way to play the game. "

SHOW US THE WAY: GOP asks Bono Mack how to beat Ruiz [Jeff Horseman @ PE] - "A GOP congressman who heads the National Republican Congressional Committee sought Mary Bono Mack’s advice as they form a strategy to take on Ruiz, the Desert Sun reported. Bono Mack, a Republican who held the seat for 14 years before losing to first-time candidate Ruiz, D-Palm Desert. She has since joined a DC lobbying firm. "

PARTING WAYS: Divorcing: Connie Mack and Mary Bono Mack [Alex Leary @ TB Times] - "Former Florida Rep. Connie Mack and his wife, Mary Bono Mack, are divorcing. 'We are saddened to announce that we have reached the difficult decision to end our marriage,' they said in a statement. 'We have nothing but respect and admiration for each other and we intend to remain on the friendliest of terms. We appreciate the love and support of our family and friends.'"

DENIED: Ontario's claim seeking to end agreement over ONT is rejected [Lizet Marquez @ SBSun] - "The claim by Ontario seeking to end its agreement over LA/Ontario International Airport has been rejected by the city of Los Angeles. Ontario officials will now have six months to decide whether it will sue the city and Los Angeles World Airports, the agency that manages ONT, Los Angeles International and Van Nuys airports.

WANDERLUST: L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa dismisses concerns about his financial future "Responding to a report that he was facing a bleak future when he leaves the Mayor's Office, Antonio Villaraigosa insisted Friday he has no "trepidation" about his post-public life."

THE SERPENT: If you didn't feel Thursday night's temblor in Northern California, here's what it felt like.

 

**CLASSIFIEDS**

  • Sublease or small office sought. The Community College League of California, which recently consolidated to its midtown headquarters, is seeking a small shared or solo office space near the Capitol. Contact Scott Lay at scott@scottlay.com or, well, reply to this message!
  • Learn to lobby more effectively. Veteran lobbyist Ray LeBov offers his introductory "Legislative Process / Lobbying 101" and advanced "Lobbying 201" seminars June 6-7. $250 each. Valuable for principals and support staff at lobbying firms, organizations that employ lobbyists, public agencies, membership associations. Info / registration: www.capitolseminars.net or 916-442-5009.
  • Civil Litigation Manuals and Civil Procedure Classes for San Diego, Orange, and Los Angeles counties. For more information, visit www.alexanderslegal.com.

 

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