| Sep 11, 2014
| 9:22 PM
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.
| Jan 10, 2014
| 9:41 PM
Los Angeles City Council members responded Friday to a lacerating report on the city's economic health, calling it a much needed assessment while arguing that it failed to fully acknowledge the progress made so far in carving away a staggering budget...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 9:42 PM
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...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 6:36 PM
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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:15 AM
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...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 9:34 PM
Homeowner groups from areas spanning the Santa Monica Mountains are accusing the Los Angeles City Council of undercutting hillside building restrictions by allowing a Bel-Air home to exceed height limits by nearly 40%.
"Little by little, they are...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 6:58 PM
Last year, Los Angeles voters sought to clamp down on medical marijuana shops, approving a host of restrictions that were expected to forcefully winnow down the number of such businesses.
Yet as the city tried to shutter hundreds of pot shops, one arm...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:46 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, known for his disciplined campaign style and careful approach to governing, celebrated the Kings' Stanley Cup victory Monday by letting an obscenity fly on live television.
But Garcetti, unlike many politicians heard...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 2:54 PM
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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:25 PM
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,...
| Feb 16, 2014
Re "L.A. trash truck policy costly," Feb. 13
Who's to blame for the impending $26-million payout to city truck drivers? Only the L.A. City Council — not the court, not the lawyers and certainly not the drivers.
When the city imposed the lunch...