Local teacher Von Hougo announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Barbara Boxer.
Hougo said his political campaign will not be funded by donations, as this “makes a politician beholden to donors”.
The Senate candidate’s platform revolves around bringing “the power back to the people” and “allowing each citizen’s voice to be heard”.
“California is the tech capital of the world,” Hougo wrote in a press release. “My intention is to harness that ingenuity and create a secure website that allows every registered voter, who is a US. citizen, to sign up for a voting portal.”
“Every issue going before the Senate will be outlined with the pros, cons, benefits, risks and cost analysis. Citizens can cast their vote and the results will be updated and displayed in real time. The majority vote of California is how I will vote on the floor of the Senate.”
Hougo said his focus is on allowing voters to choose their level of involvement when it comes to issues.
Hougo is running his campaign with the help of his 17-year-old son Drake Hougo who will be involved as the campaign’s social media director.
The Sand Canyon Resort project is scheduled to return before Santa Clarita Planning Commissions Tuesday with a series of revisions, following multiple concerns raised by both commissioners and residents.
The Valley Industry Association will welcome College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook as the keynote speaker for the March VIA Virtual Series taking place Tuesday, March 16, from 11:00 a.m to 12:15 p.m.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles announced a new round of extensions for commercial driver’s licenses expiring through May 31 that will help commercial drivers focus on delivering essential products and supplies during the COVID-19 emergency.
The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) announced Thursday the upcoming launch of the Los Angeles Online Dispute Resolution (LA-ODR) program, in collaboration with the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County and its Dispute Resolution Program (DRP), and the Center for Conflict Resolution.
Santa Clarita City Council members declined Tuesday to administer $6.8 million in state rental assistance funds for eligible residents who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and let the state handle those dollars but approved creating a program for them with $6.3 million from the federal government.