| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:12 PM
Several top Los Angeles officials, including Mayor Eric Garcetti, are calling for changes to a policy that allows employees at the city's Department of Water and Power to collect unlimited sick pay.
The policy, revealed by The Times on Friday, allows...
| 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...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:43 PM
West Hollywood City Councilman John Duran said Friday that he has filed paperwork to run for termed-out Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky’s seat and expects to make a formal announcement later this year.
“I am calling...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 7:53 PM
West Hollywood City Councilman John Duran said Friday that he has filed paperwork to run for termed-out Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky's seat and expects to make a formal announcement later this year.
"I am calling supporters now to get...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 7:00 PM
Real estate agent Judy Oroshnik was doing a favor for a client when she offered to call the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's customer service line to resolve a problem.
Forty minutes later, her goodwill was gone.
That's how long it took for...
| 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...
| 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...