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Pasadena rent control supporters claim victory; Filling a gap in the Baldwin Park cannabis scale

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Pasadena Rent Control Action organizers declared victory on Tuesday, November 15, as the latest batch of vote count results came from the Los Angeles County Recorder’s Office.

Ballots continue to be counted throughout Los Angeles County and the San Gabriel Valley during the scheduled voting period, which can last for days until the election is certified.

More than 600,000 county-wide ballots are believed to be still pending since Tuesday’s election. Another voting update is scheduled to be released Wednesday.

However, some on the campaign trail are ready to declare victory and have already begun to do so after the Registrar’s Office introduced a fifth round of updated counts on Tuesday.

Measure Pasadena, an initiative looking to establish rent control in the city, had one of the tighter races to happen in the county this election, but the gap in favor of Measure H has continued to grow in recent days.

Separating more than 1,500 “yes” and “no” votes on Measure H with the race standing at 19,057 yes to 17,515 no as of 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. (In percentage terms, the ‘yes’ vote was 52.11% vs. 47.89 ‘no’.

The statistic led to a victory call for the campaign’s organizers on Twitter, who described the result as a historic victory for all who rent a unit in the area.

“This is a win-win for every renter, and for every Pasadena resident who is tired of watching their old neighbors take down rates. We’ve spoken to thousands of people across the city who are willing to continue to fight displacement and unfair evictions with us,” said P. Rooney, field director for Measure H. .

“The community support has been amazing, but not surprising,” said campaign organizer Ryan Bell. “People are losing neighbors, friends and classmates to evictions and skyrocketing rents. It’s time to control rents across California, and hopefully this lights a spark for other cities to fight for their right to housing.”

If the lead holds up, and is eventually approved, Measure H will put in place Crown City’s first-of-its-kind rental monitoring policy. would cap rent increases by 75% of the percentage increase in the CPI for multi-family rental units built prior to February 1, 1995; establish stricter thresholds for eviction; It will create an independent rental housing board appointed by the city council.

But the city will still need to provide funding to implement the measure, and as noted in the city’s analysis, the measure may create legal challenges. If these appeals are successful, the courts can overturn some or all of the provisions of the measure.

While Measure H activists celebrated, Baldwin Park’s fans CB measurement They continued to sit on the edge of their seats with the difference between closing the race from 118 votes to 59 when updated numbers were released around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The measure, which would allow cannabis retailers to sell and deliver cannabis to adults, is now behind 3,769 to 3,710, or 50.4% to 49.6%.

The race was one of many that remained deadlocked through Tuesday.

Education advocate Monica Garcia carries 43 votes behind real estate agent Shauna Elias in the race for Trustee District 2 in the Glendora Unified School District.

In the conservatorship of Whittier Union High School District 4, attorney Irma Rodriguez Moisa was at one time 326 votes behind Chris Hardeman, a longtime Whittier businessman, but found herself in the lead with 4,757 votes to Hardeman’s 4,718.

Here’s a look at some of the other San Gabriel Valley elections:

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Chia Yu Teng continues to lead Lee Mao, receiving 100 votes for a total of 1,208 votes, or 51%.

Lee Mao closed the gap, receiving slightly less, 97 votes, in the updated results, for a total of 1,175, or 49%.

In Diamond Bar’s two other counties, council members Steve Tai and Andrew Chu have big leads.

Bassett Unified School District

School Personnel Commissioner Aaron Simmental’s lead over Virginia Garcia for third place on the board grew from 50 votes to 60 votes.

Simmental has a total of 1,058 or 22%, while Garcia has 998 or 21% of the turnout.

Incumbents Dolores Castro Rivera and Patrice Stanzione finished first and second.

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