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  • L.A. City Council should take time to get minimum wage hike right

    L.A. City Council should take time to get minimum wage hike right
    Several Los Angeles City Council members have requested further study of how Mayor Eric Garcetti's $13.25-an-hour minimum wage proposal — and the $15.25 alternative that is also being considered — would affect the local economy, particularly...
  • L.A. lawmakers seek study on possible minimum wage hikes

    L.A. lawmakers seek study on possible minimum wage hikes
    A committee of Los Angeles lawmakers decided Tuesday to seek outside help in analyzing the possible effects of raising the minimum wage to $13.25 or $15.25. Mayor Eric Garcetti has recommended gradually raising the wage to reach $13.25 in 2017, then...
  • Upscale open-air mall planned at Warner Center

    Upscale open-air mall planned at Warner Center
    Construction has begun on an upscale open-air mall at Warner Center, a key step in a roughly 50-year quest to build a downtown for the sprawling San Fernando Valley. Australian shopping giant Westfield Group unveiled design details for the 550,000-...
  • L.A. City Council moves ahead with $8.1-billion budget, tax cuts

    L.A. City Council moves ahead with $8.1-billion budget, tax cuts
    The Los Angeles City Council approved an $8.1-billion budget Wednesday, offering modest service increases while taking the first step toward carrying out Mayor Eric Garcetti’s four-year plan for cutting business taxes. Council members voted to...
  • Garcetti's budget, with tax trims and service hikes, gets council's OK

     Garcetti's budget, with tax trims and service hikes, gets council's OK
    The Los Angeles City Council approved Mayor Eric Garcetti's $8.1-billion budget Wednesday, offering modest service increases while taking the first step toward carrying out his four-year plan for cutting business taxes. Council members voted to draft an...
  • Panel urges L.A. council to move elections to boost voter turnout

    A group of high-profile civic leaders renewed its push Tuesday for the Los Angeles City Council to change the date of its municipal elections, saying such a move would result in much greater voter turnout. Appearing before the council, members of the...
  • L.A. lawmakers name conditions for paying $4 million to DWP trusts

    L.A. lawmakers name conditions for paying $4 million to DWP trusts
    Five Los Angeles lawmakers are proposing that the city provide a $4-million payment that is due to two controversial nonprofits affiliated with the Department of Water and Power only after city auditors are given “unfettered access” to their...
  • L.A. officials want to attach strings to DWP-linked nonprofit funds

    L.A. officials want to attach strings to DWP-linked nonprofit funds
    Los Angeles lawmakers want to hitch more than a dozen conditions to a planned $4-million payment to two controversial nonprofits affiliated with the Department of Water and Power, including giving city auditors "unfettered access" to their records and...
  • L.A. City Council adopts plan to end feud over two DWP nonprofits

    L.A. City Council adopts plan to end feud over two DWP nonprofits
    Los Angeles lawmakers Wednesday approved a plan meant to end a drawn-out legal and political battle over financial records at two Department of Water and Power-affiliated nonprofits, adopting a laundry list of conditions that would have to be met before...
  • A case study in L.A.'s crumbling infrastructure

    A case study in L.A.'s crumbling infrastructure
    If there were a poster child for the state of municipal services in Los Angeles, it would be a beleaguered Louise Bianco of Tarzana. Mrs. Bianco, 86, is no slave to the sofa. She gets up and goes, every morning, despite visual impairment, hip...
  • Council committee wants to pressure banks to lower rates on bond deal

    Los Angeles officials moved Monday to get out of two Wall Street bank contracts that they say soured after the economic crash of 2008. In 2006, the city entered into an interest rate swap deal with Bank of New York Mellon and Dexia, a Franco-Belgian...