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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. City Council moves ahead with $8.1-billion budget, tax cuts

    L.A. City Council moves ahead with $8.1-billion budget, tax cuts
    The Los Angeles City Council approved an $8.1-billion budget Wednesday, offering modest service increases while taking the first step toward carrying out Mayor Eric Garcetti’s four-year plan for cutting business taxes. Council members voted to...
  • Garcetti's budget, with tax trims and service hikes, gets council's OK

     Garcetti's budget, with tax trims and service hikes, gets council's OK
    The Los Angeles City Council approved Mayor Eric Garcetti's $8.1-billion budget Wednesday, offering modest service increases while taking the first step toward carrying out his four-year plan for cutting business taxes. Council members voted to draft an...
  • 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,...
  • Letters: Break time can be nap time too

    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...