El Dorado County Local News: Elections & Politics


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Image caption: Translated from the Greek, “Democracy” means “people power.” How much power do the people have in California?
People Power! What Is Democracy, and How Does It Work in California?

Democracy is a 2,500-year-old system of government still looked on today as the best system, because under a democratic system, the people govern themselves. But is that all there is to it? What is democracy? And how does it work …

Image caption: The California Supreme Court has defined the state’s legal and political agenda for more than 170 years.
How the California Supreme Court Blazes Legal Trails

The California Supreme Court has kept the state at the forefront of legal issues surrounding abortion, the death penalty and same-sex marriage, starting in its earliest days in the Gold Rush era.

Image caption: The cycle of crime and homelessness is escalating, but it doesn't have to be that way.
Homelessness and Crime in California: Even More Complex Than You Think

The links between homelessness and crime are complex, and the idea that unhoused individuals present a danger to their community seems to be exaggerated.

Image caption: California continues to work on legislation that would make voting easier.
Voting Rites

California keeps on taking legislative steps that will keep it ranked in the top 10 of voter-friendly states.

Image caption: There are more than 300 community service districts in California.
Community Services Districts, Explained

Community service districts can do most anything a city government can do. Here’s how they work and how to start one.

Image caption: California cities switch to more inclusive, district-based elections system.
Voting Rights...the Final Frontier

Pushed by activists, cities move from at-large elections to district races.

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07/16/2024
The Republican hopeful brought in more cash than Democratic rival Adam Schiff for the first time this campaign during the latest quarter, but still has less to spend.

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07/15/2024
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Candidate filing for the November 5, 2024, General Election opens on July 15, 2024 and ends August 9, 2024. If an incumbent fails to file then the filing period will be extended to August 14, 2024 for that position only.

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07/08/2024
CalMatters launched Digital Democracy in April, and its impact has rippled across the Legislature.

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07/04/2024
California lawmakers met into the night on July 3 to finish the November ballot before heading off on summer vacation until Aug. 5.

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07/01/2024
Small and low-income school officials say the bond measure deal is unfair. The money is allocated through matching grants, so wealthier districts that can raise more local funds will get more money from the state.

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06/21/2024
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Councilmembers made two small changes to an informational report on the citizen-initiated vacancy tax ballot measure before approving the report at their meeting Tuesday night, June 18.

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06/14/2024
Image for display with article titled El Dorado County Registrar of Voters Clarifies Misinformation Circulating About Election Laws

El Dorado County Elections department director, Bill O'Neill, issued an open letter to all voters to clarify the law regarding where a person may register to vote and the importance of adhering to Election Law.

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06/11/2024
On June 11, Solano County elections officials announced the verification of necessary signatures for the California Forever sponsored initiative to amend the county General Plan to be on the November ballot.

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06/07/2024
The two-day CalMatters Ideas Festival wrapped on June 6 with more than a dozen events examining critical policy issues impacting the lives of millions of Californians.

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06/05/2024
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Two Board Member seats for South Tahoe Public Utility District are up for election on November 5, 2024.

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06/04/2024
California is hailed as a national leader for voting access. But visually impaired voters and their advocates say they still face unnecessary barriers, despite bills and lawsuits. Some election officials raise security concerns.

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05/30/2024
Image for display with article titled Folsom Council Gives Sales Tax Measure a Green Light for November Ballot

A special sales tax measure will officially be on the ballot for Folsom voters to decide on, following the May 28 Folsom City Council meeting where council members took the next steps to put the option on the ballot for the upcoming election in November of this year.

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05/28/2024
It’s time for the folks in California’s Capitol to play let’s-make-a-deal – or actually, many deals.

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05/28/2024
After University of California students were arrested or suspended for protests, student workers are striking at three campuses. The Office of President says the strike violates the union contract.

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05/25/2024
Image for display with article titled South Tahoe City Councilmember Tamara Wallace Endorses Tenessa Audette for State Assembly District 1

REDDING, CA – Tenessa Audette, candidate for State Assembly District 1, is honored to announce the endorsement of Tamara Wallace, South Tahoe City Councilmember and President of the South Tahoe Chamber of Commerce.

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05/24/2024
California lawmakers voted to offer an official apology for the state’s role in supporting slavery and moved several reparations bills but let others die.

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05/21/2024
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Former City Manager and current Good Government Advocate David Jinkens announces his campaign for South Lake Tahoe City Council.

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05/19/2024
The job action starting today at UC Santa Cruz isn’t about pay, but instead is in response to how UC deployed police to clear pro-Palestinian encampments on campuses.

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05/17/2024
Image for display with article titled Barbara Leary Announces Run for Folsom City Council Dist. 4

Longtime public servant and dedicated community advocate, Barbara Leary, has officially announced her candidacy for Folsom City Council, representing District 4.

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