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Paul Krekorian

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  • Supervisor Gloria Molina endorses John Duran for Yaroslavsky's seat

    Supervisor Gloria Molina endorses John Duran for Yaroslavsky's seat
    Candidate John Duran added another high-profile endorsement to his run for Zev Yaroslavsky's open seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, winning praise from Supervisor Gloria Molina as a local Latino politician "who represents a younger...
  • Millions in unspent money could be added to sidewalk repair budget

    Millions in unspent money could be added to sidewalk repair budget
    Millions of dollars budgeted to fix Los Angeles sidewalks this year -- but not spent -- would be reallocated to increase repairs next year under a plan vetted Monday by a City Council committee. Earlier this year, city officials disclosed that despite a...
  • L.A. councilman calls for stiffer penalties in graffiti cases

    Frustrated by tagging in his San Fernando Valley district, a Los Angeles city councilman called this week for new measures to crack down on graffiti vandals, especially when murals are defaced. Councilman Paul Krekorian introduced a motion Friday...
  • Council members seek tighter state regulation of ride-sharing firms

    Three members of the Los Angeles City Council called Tuesday for state lawmakers to back tighter state regulation of ride-sharing companies such as Lyft and Uber, arguing that existing rules leave passengers using the firms' smartphone apps vulnerable and...
  • L.A. panel takes key step toward wage boost for hotel workers

    L.A. panel takes key step toward wage boost for hotel workers
    Los Angeles lawmakers took a crucial step Tuesday toward ramping up the minimum wage for thousands of hotel workers, asking staff to draft an ordinance that would increase their pay to at least $15.37 an hour. City leaders have been considering the...
  • 3 L.A. City Council members back new rules for ride-share services

    3 L.A. City Council members back new rules for ride-share services
    Three members of the Los Angeles City Council called Tuesday for state lawmakers to back tighter state regulation of ride-sharing companies, such as Lyft and Uber, arguing that existing rules leave passengers using the firms' smartphone apps vulnerable...
  • L.A. Council acts to prevent halt in funding for community programs

    L.A. Council acts to prevent halt in funding for community programs
    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to plug a financing gap that threatened community programs once paid for with federal dollars, devoting more than $1.9 million in reserves to help sustain programs that include neighborhood...
  • Garcetti vows to fix sidewalks, but repair funds remain unspent

    Garcetti vows to fix sidewalks, but repair funds remain unspent
    When Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled his first budget this week, he proudly announced that he was doubling funding to fix broken sidewalks from $10 million to $20 million. There's just one problem: None of the money that was budgeted for this year has been...
  • No wonder L.A. is the city of broken sidewalks

    No wonder L.A. is the city of broken sidewalks
    After several years during which they provided no money for sidewalk repairs, the City Council and then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa last year set aside $10 million to begin addressing the backlog of busted sidewalks in Los Angeles, especially those that...
  • Taller Bel-Air home opposed; residents say hillside rules being eroded

    Taller Bel-Air home opposed; residents say hillside rules being eroded
    A band of homeowners associations have lined up in opposition to allowing a Bel-Air home to exceed city height rules, arguing that hillside development restrictions are being eroded by granting exceptions to some landowners. “Little by little,...
  • L.A. policy on breaks for trash truck drivers could prove costly

    L.A. policy on breaks for trash truck drivers could prove costly
    L.A. officials wanted to make absolutely sure the city's trash truck drivers would not get caught sleeping in their trucks — a sight sure to enrage taxpayers or possibly attract a TV news camera. So they laid down a set of break time rules...