Statewide election results will be certified by Friday. As the final numbers come in, there's a new number to look for: how many people registered and voted on the same day. This was California’s first general election to allow same day voting.
Democrat Jimmy Panetta is running for reelection in Congress against Independent Ron Kabat. The 20th District covers the Monterey Bay Area and southern Monterey County. Panetta just completed his first term ever in elected office.
Ron Kabat is not a newcomer to politics. This is the third time he has run for the Congressional seat that represents the Monterey Bay area. This time he’s running against incumbent Democrat Jimmy Panetta. Kabat is a CPA who lives in Carmel and first came to the region while serving on Fort Ord.
Pacific Grove is one of the only places on the Monterey Peninsula where visitors can stay in short term rentals. Now, voters there are set to decide whether they want to restrict where those vacation rentals can be located. Measure M would remove them from most residential neighborhoods.
A three-term incumbent faces a political newcomer in the race to represent California’s 29th Assembly district. That covers most of the Monterey Bay area. Democrat Mark Stone is running against Republican Vicki Nohrden.
Vicki Nohrden is a Republican running for the state Assembly in the 29th District. It covers most of the Monterey Bay area. Nohrden is a political newcomer from Carmel. She’s facing Democrat Mark Stone from Scotts Valley.
California’s expensive housing market is pushing people out. That’s a top concern for some as they head to the polls. In Santa Cruz County, voters will weigh in on Measure H. It taxes property owners to pay for affordable housing.
Numbers out today show the median monthly rent in Santa Cruz is $3,149. That’s according to the real estate website Zillow. This November, residents will vote on whether rent control is the answer to reining in rents.