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  • 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...
  • After Big Boost in State Incentives, L.A. Shifts Attention to Resolving Production Hassles

    With a hefty boost in the state's film and TV incentives signed and sealed, Los Angeles city council members on Tuesday took a number of steps to resolving permitting and bureaucratic issues to try to make filming in city limits a bit smoother. The tax...
  • Lack of parking drives many away from mass transit

    Lack of parking drives many away from mass transit
    Los Angeles County has funneled billions of dollars over the last two decades into new rail lines to lure commuters out of their cars and off the region's overcrowded freeways. But many would-be train riders are struggling with how to start. One of...
  • L.A. officials seek to ease parking problems

    L.A. officials seek to ease parking problems
    Los Angeles officials pushed forward Wednesday with two programs that target one of the city's most ubiquitous problems: finding a place to park. During a downtown committee meeting, City Council members asked transportation officials to test a...
  • L.A. Councilman Bernard Parks finds himself in political wilderness

    L.A. Councilman Bernard Parks finds himself in political wilderness
    For much of the past decade, Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks has been a force at City Hall. He helped topple a mayor, played a key role in steering the city through the Great Recession and served as a counterweight to the political pull of...
  • L.A. City Council approves minimum-wage hike for hotel workers

    L.A. City Council approves minimum-wage hike for hotel workers
    Big hotels in Los Angeles will soon be required to pay at least $15.37 an hour to their workers — one of the highest minimum-wage requirements in the country. The City Council voted 12 to 3 on Wednesday to impose the higher wage on large hotels,...
  • L.A. City Council votes for minimum-wage hike to $15.37 at big hotels

    L.A. City Council votes for minimum-wage hike to $15.37 at big hotels
    Big hotels in Los Angeles will soon be required to pay at least $15.37 an hour to their workers – one of the highest minimum wage requirements in the country. The City Council voted 12 to 3 on Wednesday to impose the wage requirements on large...
  • Most L.A. City Council offices got free tickets to Made in America

    Dozens of tickets to the Made in America festival were distributed to Los Angeles City Council offices last week by representatives of Mayor Eric Garcetti, provided free by concert promoter Live Nation. Tickets were given to 12 of the 15 council...
  • Garcetti considering ballot measure to halt tax opposed by businesses

    Garcetti considering ballot measure to halt tax opposed by businesses
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday he and other elected officials are exploring the possibility of a ballot measure that would eliminate the city’s tax on business receipts and replace it with a different tax on companies. Garcetti, who...
  • Mayor Garcetti says L.A. discussing ballot measure on business tax

    Mayor Garcetti says L.A. discussing ballot measure on business tax
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday he and other elected officials were exploring the possibility of a ballot measure that would eliminate the city's tax on business receipts and replace it with a different tax on companies. Garcetti, who...
  • L.A. to warn Airbnb hosts to start paying hotel-type taxes

    L.A. to warn Airbnb hosts to start paying hotel-type taxes
    If you’re renting out rooms through Airbnb.com or similar websites in Los Angeles, you could soon get an online warning urging you to collect and pay city taxes aimed at hotels. City officials were told Monday to start sending such warnings to...