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Los Angeles County, CA March 8, 2005 Election
Council Member; City of South Pasadena Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Candidates (Vote for 2)

Election results -- manually collected from individual City Clerks' offices -- are official unless noted above. Unofficial results will be updated as available.
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Michael A. Cacciotti Click here for more information about this candidate 2,647 votes 33.3%

  • Occupation: Councilmember, State Prosecutor
  • Mayor, 2003-2004; Advisory Board, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, 2001-2005
  • Liaison: Library Board of Trustees, Parks and Recreation and Animal Commissions, and Tournament of Roses Committee
  • Former Liaison to Natural Resources, Transportation, Public Safety, and Youth Commissions; Chair, Arroyo Nature Park Task Force
  • Former Deputy State Attorney, State Department of Transportation
  • AYSO Soccer Coach
  • Volunteer: South Pasadena Senior Center and Guide Dogs for the Blind
  • Continue to lead successful strategies in fighting the 710 Freeway, get Caltrans properties sold and advocate multi-modal transportation solutions
  • Reverse decades of infrastructure neglect, including advocacy of critically needed street repairs
  • Continue the high quality of our police, fire-fighting and library services and continue to advocate for fiscal responsibility
Philip C. Putnam Click here for more information about this candidate 1,792 votes 22.6%
  • Occupation: Business Lawyer/C.P.A.
  • B.S. and J.D., University of Southern California (numerous honors and awards)
  • Judge Pro Tem, Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • Chairman, Citizens Bond Oversight Committee (Measure M)
  • Board Member, South Pasadena Educational Foundation
  • Vice President, Rose Bowl Foundation
  • Member, Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association
  • A well planned, orderly program of street repair, coordinated with water and sewer line replacement
  • Increased emphasis on education; increased cooperation and involvement between the city and the School Board
  • Well planned, reasoned development (including downtown revitilization) balanced with the concerns of neighborhood residents
Janet Ervin Click here for more information about this candidate 1,656 votes 20.8%
  • Occupation: Transportation Commission Chairperson
  • 22 years in government service with City of Los Angeles ... now retired and will apply my efforts full-time to help govern South Pasadena.
  • Managed large programs and grants with budgets far in excess of our city budget. Experienced negotiator.
  • Worked with Caltrans and local cities to successfully obtain road improvements and preserve historic properties.
  • Received commendations from the Board of Public Works and the Los Angeles City Council for managing large city programs.
  • Have lived in South Pasadena over 15 years ... raised family here.
  • UCLA graduate ... multi-lingual.
  • Improve city services, fix distressed streets and curbs, make city budget transparent, work to maintain property values, and perserve city charm.
  • Will improve quality and responsiveness of service from City Hall ... make it user friendly.
  • Bring 710 fight to a conclusion ... no freeway. Support low-build, multi-mode alternative.
J. Stephen "Steve" Felice Click here for more information about this candidate 1,067 votes 13.4%
  • Occupation: Principal, Americal Mortgage
  • 30-year resident of South Pasadena
  • USC and Southwestern Law School graduate
  • Active member, State Bar of California
  • 16-year parishioner of St. James Episcopal Church
  • Commissioner, City of South Pasadena Design Review Board a.m.
  • Commissioner, City of South Pasadena Quality of Life Committee
  • Our public safety: Streets, sidewalks and infrastructure must be repaired and maintained in a coordinated, fiscally responsible and timely manner.
  • Protect property values and rights: Work with the School District, Library/Senior Center and city commissions to maximize use and access.
  • Instill a "Positive Process, Positive Results" approach to policy and decision-making to avoid costly legal action.
Ernest B. Arnold Click here for more information about this candidate 781 votes 9.8%
  • Occupation: Securities
  • Bachelor's, Business Management
  • Master's in Business Administration
  • Redevelopment Commission
  • 2 terms - Transportation Commission
  • 1 term - Transportation Commissioner
  • Director of Citizens United to Save South Pasadena
  • Provide leadership for funding of infrastructure repairs
  • Provide leadership on the 710 freeway and Gold Line
  • Make the City Council and government more accessible and responsive to everyone in South Pasadena

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