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Maven's Morning Coffee: Voting changes in Anaheim, fees waived for TV pilots, Supreme Court rejects governor's appeal

The city of Anaheim is beginning public meetings to create a hybrid voting system for its city council races.
The city of Anaheim is beginning public meetings to create a hybrid voting system for its city council races.
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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 16, and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:


Anaheim city officials will meet tonight to begin discussions on creating city council districts, a change from the city's current at-large voting system, reports KPCC. "In July, the council voted to keep the at-large system but establish districts where council members and candidates must live. It would be a hybrid system - part district, part at-large - since voters are allowed to vote for anyone, not just for candidates who live in their district," according to the station.

The Los Angeles Times looks the haphazard way older, concrete buildings are retrofitted to survive an earthquake. "The disparity between safe and vulnerable buildings reflects the city's halfway approach to seismic preparedness," according to The Times.

The Los Angeles City Council agreed Tuesday to waive permit fees for television pilots shot in the city, reports the Daily News. "If a pilot is picked up and produced in Los Angeles, you will see millions and millions spent in city. This is not a subsidy. It is a tax incentive that has helped stop some of the bleeding," said Councilman Paul Krekorian.

The Downtown News analyzes Mayor Eric Garcetti's first 100 days in office. "While it’s impossible to adequately judge a mayor after 100 days, that is time enough to learn about their personality and proclivities," according to the piece.

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected Gov. Jerry Brown's appeal on the issue of prison overcrowding, reports the Sacramento Bee.



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