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E-273 - Tuesday, June 4, 2019


  • Gimme Shelter Podcast (Matt Levin of CALmatters and Liam Dillon of LAT): the housing bill bloodbath with Dan Dunmoyer and Cesar Diaz (06/04/19)
  • Political Breakdown Podcast (Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos at KQED): Identity politics with Tonya Mosley, host of new KQED podcast Truth be Told (05/23/19)
  • The California Nation Podcast (Bryan Anderson and Hannah Wiley @ SacBee): ‘Be ambitious': California Democrats see Gavin Newsom as a sign to move further left (05/23/19)
  • SacTownTalks by The Nooner (Gibran Maciel and Scott Lay): What a Week! (05/18/19) [Simplecast | iTunes] - YouTube coming around 05/30

SacTown Talks by The Nooner


  • SD23 (Redlands): added Redlands USD trustee Cristina Puraci (R) - likely Rep
  • AD25 (Fremont-Santa Clara): added Milpitas councilmember Karina Dominguez - safe Dem - open seat

RESULTS: As widely expected, Lena Gonzalez won the SD33 special general election with 69% of the vote. Brian Dahle also defeated Kevin Kiley in SD01, but Kiley is safe in his Assembly seat for another four terms.

In the special election for LA council district 12, John Lee and Loraine Lundquist will face off in a runoff in August. 

In LA, the per-square foot parcel tax in Measure EE was soundly defeated. It needed two-thirds of the vote, but only received 45.7% yes votes. LAUSD is now in a pickle, as the teachers strike in January was settled largely with the assumption that voters would pony up. Mayor Eric Garcetti, schools supe Austin Beutner, and UTLA president Alex Caputo-Pearl now have a big mess on their hands as promises resolving the strike can't be realized. Of course, everyone is waiting for the split roll property tax on next November's ballot, but even that likely doesn't fund the promises.



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