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  • 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....
  • L.A. council votes to place half-cent sales tax hike on March ballot

     
    Over the protests of former L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan and leaders of a labor union, the City Council Tuesday placed a half-cent sales tax hike on the ballot to avert what it said would be significant cuts in services for residents....
  • Gun control, school security debated after Connecticut shooting

     
    The rampage Friday at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school prompted memorials, beefed up security and calls for tighter gun control laws. The Los Angeles City Council adjourned its meeting Friday in memory of those killed. "If we could just give......
  • L.A. Council gives Tony Cardenas emotional send-off

     
    L.A. City Council members and others said good-bye to Councilman Tony Gardenas on Friday. Cardenas, elected to Congress from the East San Fernando Valley last month, takes his new office on Jan. 3....
  • Hollywood skyscrapers too close to earthquake fault, opponents say

    Hollywood skyscrapers too close to earthquake fault, opponents say
    Los Angeles officials have asked the developer of a controversial Hollywood skyscraper project to conduct a new round of seismic tests to determine whether the project's towers could be at risk in an earthquake. At the same time, state officials are...
  • L.A. officials propose $3-billion bond measure for May ballot

     
    Two Los Angeles City Council members called for a $3-billion street repair bond measure to go on the May 21 ballot, saying there isn't enough money to keep up with the backlog of needed repairs....
  • Real estate developers give big to L.A. sales tax measure

     
    The developer of a proposed downtown L.A. football stadium and the company behind two planned apartment towers in Koreatown have provided more than two-thirds of the funds for the campaign to pass a half-cent sales tax increase in the March 5 election,...
  • Memo alleges race was discussed in L.A. council district mapmaking

    Memo alleges race was discussed in L.A. council district mapmaking
    A high-level staffer to Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks has alleged that an aide to Council President Herb Wesson dismissed a plan for redrawing political boundaries by saying it would put “too many Mexicans” into Wesson’s...
  • Garcetti, Wesson violated voting rights law, attorney says

     Garcetti, Wesson violated voting rights law, attorney says
    The lawyer for a group of Los Angeles residents looking to undo year-old boundaries for 15 City Council districts filed a complaint Wednesday accusing two top elected officials — including newly inaugurated Mayor Eric Garcetti — of violating...
  • City Council finds money to halt controversial LAFD staffing plan

    City Council finds money to halt controversial LAFD staffing plan
    The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to give the Fire Department $1.6 million to reverse a controversial new ambulance staffing plan. The money will pay for the agency to add 11 new ambulances to the department's fleet through June. And it will...
  • City calls for new earthquake tests at Hollywood's Millennium site

    City calls for new earthquake tests at Hollywood's Millennium site
    Los Angeles officials have asked the developer of a controversial Hollywood skyscraper proposal to conduct new seismic tests to determine whether the project's towers could be at risk in an earthquake. The request from the Department of Building and...
  • Third medical pot measure moves toward L.A. ballot

     
    The Los Angeles City Council moved forward with its own medical marijuana ballot measure Wednesday, increasing the chances voters could face three pot initiatives on the May ballot. On an 11-1 vote, the council instructed city lawyers to draw up......