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  • L.A. mayoral candidate Perry calls for more public pension reform

     
    Warning that L.A. is facing insolvency, mayoral candidate and City Councilwoman Jan Perry outlined her plan for reforming the city’s employee pension and benefits system. “The truth is that we cannot afford to continue to pay our city...
  • Wesson warns of up to 1,400 city layoffs if tax hike fails

     
    Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson warned Friday that a failure to win passage of a half-cent sales tax hike would result in the layoffs of up to 1,400 city employees next year....
  • L.A. business group comes out against proposed sales tax hike

     
    A group that represents San Fernando Valley businesses came out against a half-cent sales tax hike backed by L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson, saying city leaders should find other ways of addressing their budget crisis....
  • LAPD in danger of layoffs without sales tax hike, chief warns

     
    L.A. Police Chief Charlie Beck warned that police officers will be in danger of layoffs unless the city proceeds with a half-cent sales tax hike planned for the March 5 election ballot....
  • L.A. sales tax hike could cause a dip in business, report says

     
    A half-cent sales tax proposed by L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson could have a modest but negative effect on sales activity, with the biggest impact felt by sellers of building supplies, according to an analysis....
  • L.A. City Hall employee group moves to oppose sales tax hike

     
    One of the largest public employee unions at L.A. City Hall handed a potentially costly setback to a plan for a new half-cent sales tax, announcing that its political advisory board opposes the measure....
  • L.A. City Council votes to put sales tax hike on March 5 ballot

     
    Searching for a long-term solution to its chronic financial woes, the L.A. City Council agreed to ask voters for a $200-million-a-year increase in sales tax collections....
  • Newton: An opening for the outliers

    Newton: An opening for the outliers
    The most remarkable proposal of the mayor's race to date took most of the field by surprise last week. On Tuesday, Controller Wendy Greuel announced that, if elected, she intends to add 2,000 officers to the ranks of the LAPD and 800 firefighters to the...
  • Newton: What now in the mayor's race?

     Newton: What now in the mayor's race?
    The first round of the mayoral election ended Tuesday much the way it began, with Controller Wendy Greuel and Councilman Eric Garcetti fighting for the lead while facing the complicated task of defining themselves to voters and assembling a majority in an...
  • My morning with the mayor

     
    For eight years I have photographed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, from his days on the campaign trail in 2005 at a Little League game in Sylmar to this week, his last as chief executive of the City of the Angels. We developed a sense of trust — key...
  • Newton: Courting the Valley

    Newton: Courting the Valley
    It was just over a decade ago that the San Fernando Valley tried to break away from Los Angeles and become its own city, one roughly the size of Philadelphia. The effort was a fairly resounding flop. The city as a whole rejected secession by a two-...
  • Newton: Endorsement games

    Newton: Endorsement games
    Over the past few weeks, the race for mayor of Los Angeles has been less a contest of ideas and leadership than it's been an endorsement roulette, with Controller Wendy Greuel and Councilman Eric Garcetti trotting out their latest pledges of support as...