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  • Ron Kaye: Valley COG shifts leadership gears

    Ron Kaye: Valley COG shifts leadership gears
    As the San Fernando Valley Council of Governments celebrated its third anniversary last week, one thing was perfectly clear: It was set up to fail by Los Angeles city and county officials and succeeding spectacularly at doing so. Utterly nothing was...
  • Mayor, council members call for probe of DWP sick-pay policy

    Mayor, council members call for probe of DWP sick-pay policy
    Top Los Angeles officials including Mayor Eric Garcetti are calling for an investigation into the Department of Water and Power's unlimited sick-pay policy. The policy, which was first reported by The Times on Friday, allows employees at the utility...
  • DWP called on to change unlimited paid sick-day policy

    DWP called on to change unlimited paid sick-day policy
    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...
  • Garcetti nominee for Westside planning panel withdraws name

    Garcetti nominee for Westside planning panel withdraws name
    One of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's picks to serve on an influential Westside planning commission has quietly dropped her bid for the post after an outcry from neighborhood activists. Jaime Lee, chief executive of Los Angeles-based Jamison Realty,...
  • L.A. Council agrees with many, but not all, points in 2020 report

    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...
  • L.A. expected to soon debate raising minimum wage for hotel workers

    L.A. expected to soon debate raising minimum wage for hotel workers
    Los Angeles could soon take the national lead in dramatically raising the minimum wage — with members of the City Council expected to propose that large hotels be required to pay roughly $15 an hour to their workers. That rate would more than...
  • L.A. may hike minimum wage for hotel workers to highest in U.S.

    L.A. may hike minimum wage for hotel workers to highest in U.S.
    Labor leaders hope a proposal that would dramatically raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles for workers at large hotels to roughly $15 an hour will be a step toward pay hikes for other industries. Members of the City Council expected to propose that...
  • Candidates line up to succeed L.A. Councilmen Parks, LaBonge

    Candidates line up to succeed L.A. Councilmen Parks, LaBonge
    With the next Los Angeles municipal election more than a year away, more than a dozen people have already stepped forward to compete for seats held by two of City Hall's most prominent political veterans: Councilmen Bernard C. Parks and Tom LaBonge....
  • West Hollywood councilman weighs a run for L.A. County supervisor

    West Hollywood councilman weighs a run for L.A. County supervisor
    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...
  • West Hollywood Councilman John Duran may run for county supervisor

    West Hollywood Councilman John Duran may run for county supervisor
    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...
  • Plastic bag ban: City Hall, don't blow this chance to brand L.A.

    Plastic bag ban: City Hall, don't blow this chance to brand L.A.
    Here’s something to celebrate for New Year’s Day 2013: The city of L.A.  is finally banning plastic bags. Goodbye, and high time too, to those wispy, blow-away plastic bags that wind up in all the wrong places, from treetops to sea turtles&...