| Jul 1, 2014
| 12:47 PM
Hundreds of city workers and their allies packed the streets and sidewalks outside Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday morning, protesting "predatory fees" the city pays to Wall Street banks.
The Fix LA Coalition, which includes labor unions, clergy and...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:47 AM
A coalition of city labor unions and community activists say big banks preyed on Los Angeles and other municipalities, locking them into interest rate swap deals that ended up costing taxpayers millions of dollars after the economic crash.
So, how do...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 8:53 PM
When Los Angeles rewrote its City Charter in the '90s, the City Council was dealt a political trump card intended to keep decisions by a wide array of citizen commissions in check.
Using authority granted them to review and overturn decisions made by...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Los Angeles could soon create a new system of police-issued citations for minor "quality of life" annoyances that typically would be resolved with a warning.
The pilot program, called Administrative Citation Enforcement, gives the LAPD and the...
| Mar 3, 2013
Voting may be the ultimate act of optimism. If it can't help, why bother? People who go to the polls are investing in the future of their city, asserting by their action that there is a choice to be made and that the choice is consequential.
| Mar 4, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Los Angeles on Tuesday begins a far-reaching overhaul of its city government, voting for a new mayor and controller, and voting as well for city attorney and to fill more than half the City Council and nearly half the school board and Community College...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:39 PM
Getting Johnie's Coffee Shop named a historic landmark in Los Angeles was supposed to be easy as pie.
In April, the Los Angeles Conservancy nominated the Googie-style diner at the northwest corner of Wilshire Boulevard and South Fairfax Avenue for the...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Los Angeles City Council members Friday blamed tea party Republicans in Congress for the continuing federal government shutdown and said that if it goes on much longer, seniors and low-income residents would be among those hurt.
At a special session ...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:28 PM
Hoping that an outside manager can bring more dazzle to the Los Angeles Convention Center, City Council members agreed Wednesday to pay Anschutz Entertainment Group up to $350,000 a year to operate the dated downtown venue.
The five-year contract...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:22 PM
The Los Angeles City Council is weighing a challenge to the app-driven ride-sharing companies that have been offering an alternative to driving or hailing taxicabs.
Councilman Paul Koretz is pushing for his colleagues to appeal a recent decision by...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 10:24 PM
The Los Angeles City Council is weighing a challenge to the app-driven ride-sharing companies that have given residents new transportation options while drawing protests from the taxicab industry.
Councilman Paul Koretz is pushing for his colleagues...