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  • Council to vote on $15.37 minimum wage for workers at big hotels

    Council to vote on $15.37 minimum wage for workers at big hotels
    The drive to boost minimum wages in Los Angeles could reach a milestone this week as the City Council votes on a proposal to raise the hourly pay of thousands of workers at big hotels to at least $15.37. That would be more than $2 an hour higher than...
  • L.A. Councilman Bernard Parks finds himself in political wilderness

    L.A. Councilman Bernard Parks finds himself in political wilderness
    For much of the past decade, Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks has been a force at City Hall. He helped topple a mayor, played a key role in steering the city through the Great Recession and served as a counterweight to the political pull of...
  • L.A. officials could gain time in office if election dates change

    L.A. officials could gain time in office if election dates change
    A proposal to boost voter turnout in Los Angeles by holding city elections at the same time as state and national contests could deliver a special benefit to elected city officials: 18 extra months in office. For months, civic leaders have pushed for...
  • Mayor Garcetti says L.A. discussing ballot measure on business tax

    Mayor Garcetti says L.A. discussing ballot measure on business tax
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday he and other elected officials were exploring the possibility of a ballot measure that would eliminate the city's tax on business receipts and replace it with a different tax on companies. Garcetti, who...
  • Garcetti considering ballot measure to halt tax opposed by businesses

    Garcetti considering ballot measure to halt tax opposed by businesses
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday he and other elected officials are exploring the possibility of a ballot measure that would eliminate the city’s tax on business receipts and replace it with a different tax on companies. Garcetti, who...
  • Supervisor Gloria Molina says she will seek Huizar's council seat

    Supervisor Gloria Molina says she will seek Huizar's council seat
    Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina said Friday that she plans to challenge City Councilman Jose Huizar in next year's election, dramatically rearranging a contest that looked like an easy one for the incumbent. With less than three months...
  • Molina makes surprise decision to challenge L.A. Councilman Huizar

    Molina makes surprise decision to challenge L.A. Councilman Huizar
    Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina said Friday that she will run against City Councilman Jose Huizar in next year's election, dramatically rearranging a contest that looked like an easy one for the incumbent. After serving more than two decades...
  • When it comes to free tickets, City Hall should just say no

    How soon they forget. It was only three years ago that four Los Angeles City Council members — including Mayor Eric Garcetti, who was then a councilman — and former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa were fined thousands of dollars for accepting...
  • Most L.A. City Council offices got free tickets to Made in America

    Dozens of tickets to the Made in America festival were distributed to Los Angeles City Council offices last week by representatives of Mayor Eric Garcetti, provided free by concert promoter Live Nation. Tickets were given to 12 of the 15 council...
  • Unions escalate fight with Garcetti over Employee Relations Board

    Unions escalate fight with Garcetti over Employee Relations Board
    Eight Los Angeles public employee unions have taken their fight with Mayor Eric Garcetti into a new arena by seeking to curtail his power to select who can serve on a panel that decides the city's biggest labor disputes. Unions representing police...
  • L.A. to pay $75,000 to end harassment lawsuit by ex-aide to Englander

    L.A. to pay $75,000 to end harassment lawsuit by ex-aide to Englander
    Los Angeles has agreed to pay $75,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former aide to City Councilman Mitchell Englander who claimed she was repeatedly subjected to sexual comments and inappropriate jokes while working in his office, officials said Tuesday....
  • Idea of an L.A. Voteria is gaining currency

    Idea of an L.A. <i>Voteria </i>is<i> </i>gaining currency
    The proposal to enter L.A. voters into a cash prize lottery, for the sake of increasing turnout, is easy to attack on numerous fronts. My first reaction to last week's recommendation by the L.A. City Ethics Commission? Horror. Or maybe it wasn't...