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Paul Krekorian

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  • L.A. councilman takes rare step in bid to expedite proposed gun-lock law

    L.A. councilman takes rare step in bid to expedite proposed gun-lock law
    The battle over a city proposal to require Los Angeles residents to lock up or disable their handguns at home took an unusual turn Tuesday, as a city councilman sought to force the proposed law out of a committee weighing whether to exempt some...
  • L.A. council members look to tighten gun safety measures

    L.A. council members look to tighten gun safety measures
    Los Angeles lawmakers have been mulling new rules that would require residents to lock up their handguns or disable them with a trigger lock when they are not being used. But the plan, championed by Councilman Paul Krekorian as a way to spare children...
  • City of L.A. slow to repair sidewalks despite complaints and injuries

    City of L.A. slow to repair sidewalks despite complaints and injuries
    Los Angeles' crumbling sidewalks long have symbolized the challenges facing pedestrians in this car-dominated city. After years of hearing complaints about sidewalks made impassable by cracks, buckles and bulging tree roots, officials recently announced...
  • Funding and travel-time concerns impede proposed L.A. streetcar line

    Funding and travel-time concerns impede proposed L.A. streetcar line
    Two and a half years ago, downtown Los Angeles residents overwhelmingly approved a new property tax to build a streetcar line through the heart of their reemerging neighborhood. Officials said the local rail loop would attract business and new development...
  • Road wage: How to pay workers who split time inside and outside L.A.?

    Yet another wrinkle has emerged as Los Angeles lawmakers seek to boost the minimum wage: how businesses will pay employees who split their time inside and outside the city limits. The new rules, slated to be approved by the City Council on Wednesday,...
  • $8.6-billion L.A. budget to fill 350,000 potholes, trim 57,000 trees

    $8.6-billion L.A. budget to fill 350,000 potholes, trim 57,000 trees
    Los Angeles lawmakers unanimously voted Thursday for a nearly $8.6-billion budget plan that would boost funding for the Fire Department, tree trimming and street and alley cleanup while stashing more money in reserves. At a Thursday hearing, Councilman...
  • Los Angeles' minimum wage on track to go up to $15 by 2020

    Los Angeles' minimum wage on track to go up to $15 by 2020
    The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday backed a plan to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour, joining a trend sweeping cities across the country as elected leaders seek to boost stagnating pay for workers on the lowest rungs of the socio-...
  • L.A.'s minimum wage plan to advance without time-off mandate

    L.A.'s minimum wage plan to advance without time-off mandate
    Los Angeles City Council members said Friday that they are stripping from landmark legislation to raise the minimum wage a controversial provision that could have forced businesses to give employees 12 paid days off each year. Some business groups,...
  • Quiet action on paid leave casts doubt on City Council's openness

    Quiet action on paid leave casts doubt on City Council's openness
    It's official. The Los Angeles City Council is incapable of operating in an open and transparent manner. Last week, even as members of the council's Economic Development Committee were praising themselves for commissioning studies, holding hearings and...
  • What minimum wage would be best for L.A.?

    What minimum wage would be best for L.A.?
    It's been eight months since Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed setting Los Angeles' first-ever citywide minimum wage, and the debate is no longer about whether to raise the base pay but rather how high it should go and how fast it should get there. City...
  • Business allies cool to Garcetti's minimum wage plan

    Business allies cool to Garcetti's minimum wage plan
    Atwater Village businessman Luis Lopez used to be a big fan of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Lopez, who owns an auto repair shop on Fletcher Drive, gave $100 to Garcetti's 2013 campaign for mayor. He spread the word about Garcetti's candidacy on...