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  • 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...
  • Should L.A. nonprofits get more time to hike minimum wages?

    Should L.A. nonprofits get more time to hike minimum wages?
    As Los Angeles launches a series of hearings on boosting the minimum wage, several lawmakers are pushing to let some small businesses and nonprofits increase pay more gradually. City leaders are weighing whether to increase the minimum wage to $13.25 by...
  • L.A. election's biggest winner? City Council President Herb Wesson

    L.A. election's biggest winner? City Council President Herb Wesson
    In a Los Angeles election with an assortment of winners, no one at City Hall had a more triumphant Tuesday night than Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson. Voters reelected Wesson in a landslide, giving the former assembly speaker a third...
  • L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson comes out on top

    L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson comes out on top
    In a Los Angeles election with an assortment of winners, no one at City Hall had a more triumphant Tuesday night than City Council President Herb Wesson. Voters reelected Wesson in a landslide, giving the former state Assembly speaker a third and...
  • Tight race for LaBonge City Council seat looks headed for runoff

    Tight race for LaBonge City Council seat looks headed for runoff
    The only mystery remaining late Tuesday in Los Angeles' City Council election was which two of several tightly bunched contenders would land in the May 19 runoff to succeed termed-out Councilman Tom LaBonge. Narrowly leading the 14-candidate field was...
  • 1 City Council race headed to May runoff; charter amendments appear to pass

    1 City Council race headed to May runoff; charter amendments appear to pass
    Just one Los Angeles City Council race was headed to a runoff, with incumbents cruising to easy victories in five other contests around the city. Based on Tuesday’s election results, the May 19 runoff to replace termed-out Councilman Tom LaBonge...
  • In election with a bid to boost turnout, participation may be lacking

    In an election Tuesday where voters will weigh in on an idea to boost L.A.’s low voter turnout, it remains an open question how many people will go to the polls. With a late winter storm predicted for the weekend, candidates and their teams were...
  • The Times' endorsements for Tuesday's election

    The Times' endorsements for Tuesday's election
    Don't sit this election out. It's true that there's no high-profile mayor's race or marijuana ballot measure, but Tuesday's election could lead to one of the most significant changes to local government in years. If Charter Amendments 1 and 2 pass, city...
  • L.A.'s quiet election season needs more candidate debates

    L.A.'s quiet election season needs more candidate debates
    At a breakfast-hour Council District 4 candidate debate last week, I jokingly asked one of the prospective council members whether this was the 26th or 27th forum. This is every morning, the candidate replied, with some exasperation. "Every. Morning."...
  • L.A. lawmaker 'astonished' at holdup in making city sidewalk repairs

    L.A. lawmaker 'astonished' at holdup in making city sidewalk repairs
    Los Angeles leaders planned to spend $27 million on sidewalk repairs this budget year -- much more than the year before. But so far, more than halfway through the fiscal year, the city has yet to spend any of it. "I'm kind of astonished to learn that we...
  • L.A. officials move closer to lowering tax on business gross receipts

    L.A. officials move closer to lowering tax on business gross receipts
    Los Angeles lawmakers took steps Monday toward cutting the city's business tax rate starting in 2016. Business leaders say L.A.'s business tax rate is too high and puts local firms at a competitive disadvantage. Since taking office in 2013, L.A. Mayor...