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PVE, Rolling Hills to Hold March Elections

Palos Verdes Estates and Rolling Hills will each have two seats up for re-election on their city councils.

Two cities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula are set to hold municipal elections this March.

Palos Verdes Estates has two council seats and the city treasurer's office up for election, while Rolling Hills will elect two council members and vote on two ballot measures.

In Palos Verdes Estates, Mayor George Bird and Mayor Pro Tem James Goodhart will be up for re-election, in addition to Treasurer Joseph Sherwood.

Bird was first elected to the city council in 2009; Goodhart in 2005. Sherwood, a former councilman, was elected as city treasurer in 2009.

Members of the city council are elected at large.

The city council seats and treasurer's office are the only elected positions in Palos Verdes Estates. All positions serve four-year terms.

The filing period opened Tuesday and will close Dec. 7 unless an incumbent does not file by the deadline. If not, the nomination period for non-incumbents will be extended until 5 p.m. Dec. 12, according to the city clerk's website. City offices will be closed Nov. 22-23 for the Thanksgiving holiday during the nomination period.

In Rolling Hills, seats held by councilmen Thomas Heinsheimer and Godfrey Pernell will be up for election. Members of the city council are elected at large.

Two measures have qualified for the ballot. The first would allow stables constructed prior to July 12, 2010, to be used for residential purposes; the second would amend the current view preservation ordinance to limit view protection only to views that existed at the time the owner purchased the property. If passed, the measure would also establish a higher burden of proof to show the existence of a protected view.

As in Palos Verdes Estates, the filing period opened Tuesday and will close Dec. 7 unless an incumbent does not file by the deadline. If not, the nomination period for non-incumbents will be extended until 5 p.m. Dec. 12, according to the city clerk's website.

robin November 14, 2012 at 03:37 AM
It's sad seeing stables and horse property disappear. The houses are already big enough, Why add a second house? Needs to be an ordinance to save the horse and what little is left of horse property. Wake up people, Palos Verdes Peninsula is slowing blending in with the rest of Los Angeles county, will be all concrete before you know it.
robin November 14, 2012 at 03:37 AM
It's sad seeing stables and horse property disappear. The houses are already big enough, Why add a second house? Needs to be an ordinance to save the horse and what little is left of horse property. Wake up people, Palos Verdes Peninsula is slowing blending in with the rest of Los Angeles county, will be all concrete before you know it.

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