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Mike Gatto

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  • Local, state officials urge MTA to drop 710 Freeway tunnel proposal

    Local, state officials urge MTA to drop 710 Freeway tunnel proposal
    A coalition of local and state officials gathered in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday to urge regional transportation officials to ditch a controversial proposal to build an underground tunnel extending the Long Beach (710) Freeway to Pasadena. Calling...
  • For many local voters, a sense of 'lesser of two evils' at the polls

    For many local voters, a sense of 'lesser of two evils' at the polls
    The mood among voters who hit the polls Tuesday in Burbank and Glendale was a mixed bag of frustration, anger, fear and uncertainty — not exactly a ringing endorsement for the next four years. “It was like picking the lesser of two evils,&...
  • Gatto's broken meter bill advances to state Senate

    Gatto's broken meter bill advances to state Senate
    Legislation introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) that would prevent cities from ticketing motorists who park at broken meters sailed through the state Assembly on Thursday. and his colleagues have agreed with him, passing his legislation...
  • Turkish scholar talks policy at Glendale's Armenian genocide event

    Turkish scholar talks policy at Glendale's Armenian genocide event
    For the first time, a Turkish scholar addressed a crowd of more than 1,400 people at the city's annual event to commemorate the genocide of about 1.5 million people in 1915 by Ottoman Turks, a tragedy still denied by modern-day Turkey 98 years later....
  • Gatto bill to expand solo use of carpool lanes is expanded

    Gatto bill to expand solo use of carpool lanes is expanded
    A bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Sliver Lake) that would allow solo drivers to use carpool lanes during non-peak hours on the Ventura (134) Freeway in Glendale and Burbank has been amended to possibly include other local freeways. Gatto’s bill,...
  • Ron Kaye: Getting along to run the city

    Ron Kaye: Getting along to run the city
    Everybody loves cops and firefighters who protect our lives and property so when you get a slate mailer in the middle of a heated election campaign that looks like these public servants are supporting candidates based on their personal merits, you...
  • Democrats begin to pull ahead in local Assembly races

    Democrats Chris Holden and Mike Gatto expanded their leads ahead early Wednesday morning in the race for the 41st and 43rd Assembly seats, respectively.  With about a quarter of precincts reporting as of 1 a.m., Gatto received 29,436 votes, or 59.1%, a...
  • Liu and Gatto look to supermajority

    With Democrats securing a supermajority in both state houses, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) and state Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) may find it easier to push their agendas through to the governor’s desk, but they both said they...
  • On Education: Glendale school board not quite the political springboard

    On Education: Glendale school board not quite the political springboard
    Glendale Unified school board members are 0-2 in consecutive 43rd Assembly District races. Local businessman and Republican candidate Greg Krikorian last week resumed his seat on the dais at district headquarters after conceding to Democratic incumbent...
  • Ron Kaye: A question of legislative grease

    There are no angels in politics, at least not for long. Power corrupts, even a little power, even the illusion of a little power can corrupt. That’s why everyone who gets in the political game becomes tainted to one degree or another or they...
  • Legislators praise their bills

    Legislators praise their bills
    With the deadline for signing legislation into law upon Gov. Jerry Brown, local state lawmakers this week were able to claim early success in getting their own bills past his desk. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) had eight bills signed before the...
  • Voters need substance from Krikorian

    As the election nears, I ask myself, what do supporters of Greg Krikorian see that I do not? I consider myself an educated and informed voter, but am puzzled by Krikorian's platitudes and do not find them helpful for someone who wants to keep an open...