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Maven's Morning Coffee: Profile of registrar-recorder, money race for state propositions, free concert tickets at City Hall



Dean Logan, who heads the Registrar-Recorder's office of Los Angeles County, is attempting to get more young people to the polls.
Dean Logan, who heads the Registrar-Recorder's office of Los Angeles County, is attempting to get more young people to the polls.
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Today is Thursday, Oct. 23 and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:

Headlines

Money has created lopsided races for the six statewide propositions on the November ballot, reports the Sacramento Bee. Since Aug. 1, more than $83 million has been raised for the proposition campaigns. "Most askew is the campaign for Gov. Jerry Brown’s pet measures, Propositions 1 and 2, which would approve a $7.5 billion water bond and a create rainy-day reserve in the California budget," according to the newspaper.

KPCC profiles Dean Logan, the L.A. County registrar-recorder/county clerk, as he tries to get more young people out to the polls. "We don't get our power from the position we hold, the title we have, the job that we have, we get our power from being registered voters," Logan says.

The Orange County Register looks at the race for assessor, where incumbent Webster Guillory is facing challenger Claude Parrish. The election comes as Guillory, who has served in the office since 1998, is facing charges for allegedly lying on his nomination papers.

Mayor Eric Garcetti's staff and various city departments received 100 free tickets to the Made in America festival over Labor Day weekend, reports the Daily News. "The tickets distributed by the mayor’s office were provided by event producer Live Nation, which put on the concert. Live Nation is currently asking the city to approve its contract to run the Greek Theater," per the paper.

Press Conferences

Mayor Eric Garcetti will announce FireSTAT at the LAFD Emergency Operations Center at 2:30 p.m.

Upcoming Votes

Friday

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