Today’s Top Story:
Tomorrow, voters in two Los Angeles County cities, Hermosa Beach and La Habra Heights, will step into the contentious debate over where and how California should drill for oil when they consider ballot measures that would alter local restrictions. (Los Angeles Times, New York Times, KPCC)
California Beach Community Prepares for High-Stakes Vote on Oil Drilling
New York Times
HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. — This quaint and quirky seaside community south of Los Angeles has had a conflicted relationship with the oil industry for close to a century. It has variously approved oil drilling, banned it, approved it and prohibited it again.
Oil drilling, taxes, zoning will appear on Southland cities’ ballots
Los Angeles Times
Voters in two Los Angeles County cities will step into the contentious debate over where and how the nation should drill for oil when they consider ballot measures on Tuesday that would alter local restrictions.
Election 2015: Hermosa Beach Measure O would OK oil drilling in Santa Monica Bay
Hermosa Beach voters are being asked to greenlight new oil drilling or pay a penalty to settle a legal fight stretching decades long, a cautionary tale about the high stakes for land use in California cities, particularly when oil companies get involved.