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  • A culture of workers' comp abuse at the LAPD and LAFD

    A culture of workers' comp abuse at the LAPD and LAFD
    Los Angeles police and firefighters work in a culture that encourages excessive and questionable workers' compensation claims, often for entirely preventable injuries, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars a year, according to new audits by Controller Ron Galperin. The reports follow a Times' investigation last year that found that the city's public safety personnel take paid injury leave at significantly higher rates than public safety employees elsewhere in California.
  • L.A. could wind up covering much of $1.3-billion river project cost

    L.A. could wind up covering much of $1.3-billion river project cost
    Last year, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced what sounded like a breakthrough on the Los Angeles River, saying the federal government was backing a $1-billion restoration project — and looking at sharing the costs equally. Ten months later, city...

    L.A.'s share of river restoration could hit $1.2 billion

    L.A.'s share of river restoration could hit $1.2 billion
    Returning the Los Angeles River to a more natural state has long been a dream of city officials, who see it as a way of adding parkland, restoring habitat and attracting investment along its curving path from Griffith Park to downtown. That effort...

    Garcetti says state should give tax breaks for quake retrofits

    Garcetti says state should give tax breaks for quake retrofits
    Flanked by property owner and tenants' rights advocates, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti urged state lawmakers Wednesday to support a bill that would give owners a 30% tax break off the cost of seismically retrofitting vulnerable buildings. “We as...

    L.A. transit officials should support affordable housing near rail lines

    L.A. transit officials should support affordable housing near rail lines
    The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Agency is considering expanding its mission to include the development of affordable housing along transit lines. Metro, which operates the subways, light-rail lines and most of the region's buses, owns about 50...