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Culver City Taps Team TS for Voter Education on Measure CC, Los Angeles County’s Most-Supported Ballot Measure in March 2020 Election

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The residents of the City of Culver City passed Measure CC, a continuation of a half-cent sales tax that was due to sunset in 2023, with 76.93% YES, making Measure CC the most-supported ballot measure in Los Angeles County in the March 3, 2020 election.

To effectively inform residents about Measure CC and educate voters, Culver City turned to Tripepi Smith. This was Culver City’s third time tapping the firm for voter outreach, the first being Measure CW in 2016 and Measure C in 2018–both of which passed by more than 70 percent.

Tripepi Smith Director Jon Barilone led the three-month effort, with support from Business Analyst Saara Lampwalla and Junior Business Analysts Blair Welch and Alexandra Applegate. The team created a webpage dedicated to Measure CC, outlining what residents needed to learn about the half-cent sales tax prior to voting. The webpage features FAQs; a collaboration among Tripepi Smith, staff and residents; facts about Measure CC; resources for voter registration and colorful graphics by Senior Graphic Designer Kjerstin Wingert. Kjerstin also designed mailers (delivered to all mailboxes in the city) and digital placement graphics for social media.

To round out Culver City’s education plan, Senior Business Analyst Cameron Grimm crafted an animated video explainer that summarized key facts in approximately one minute.

“Over the years, Culver City leadership has repeatedly proven their dedication to transparency and serving their residents. Their commitment to educating voters on Measure CC was no different,” said Jon. “Together, we succeeded at providing residents with a menu of objective resources that prepared them to make an informed decision come voting day.”

Tripepi Smith has a long-standing partnership with Culver City and is currently contracted to provide a variety of strategic communication support services for the City through June 2021. Culver City first began engaging the firm in 2016 when Tripepi Smith conducted a communications assessment for the City and provided education/outreach services for the Measure CW campaign.

About Culver City

Culver City is a five-square-mile, urban community of 39,000 residents surrounded mostly by the City of Los Angeles but also shares a border with unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County.  It is centrally located on the Westside near Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Los Angeles International Airport. Culver City is particularly known for its well-run public school system, “small town” charm, growing high-tech and creative economies, and a dynamic downtown that is regionally known as a destination for restaurants, live theater, and art galleries.

About Tripepi Smith

Tripepi Smith is an Orange County-based marketing, technology and public affairs firm that serves for-profit, nonprofit and public agencies. Its unique mix of marketing and technology prowess provides a competitive advantage to agencies seeking to leverage the internet to achieve their communication goals. The firm provides full content creation services, including: ghost writing, collateral development, photography, video production, search engine marketing, search engine optimization, email marketing campaigns and website design and execution. Tripepi Smith clients include: City of American Canyon, City of Culver City, City of Cupertino, City of Daly City, City of Duarte, City of El Cerrito, City of Indian Wells, City of La Cañada Flintridge, City of Lakeport, City of Lake Forest, City of Paramount,City of Rolling Hills Estates, City of Santa Ana, City of Santa Cruz, City of Tracy, City of Yuba City, Cal Choice, California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Rowland Water District, Valley Water Company, California Contract Cities Association, California City Management Foundation, Institute for Local Government, League of California Cities, Renne Public Law Group, Bob Hall & Associates and Climatec Energy Services.

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