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Paul Koretz

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  • L.A. City Council weighs appeal of PUC ruling on ride-sharing firms

    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...
  • South Los Angeles residents fuming over oil field

    South Los Angeles residents fuming over oil field
    The South Coast Air Quality Management District's top brass faced a frustrated crowd at a town hall meeting Wednesday, during which more than 100 South Los Angeles residents criticized the agency's inability to say whether fumes from an oil field are...
  • What is a taxi and what is not?

    What is a taxi and what is not?
    Angelenos have more options for getting around town than ever before, thanks to the arrival of services such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, whose drivers can be summoned with a smartphone app. But to some members of the City Council, that's a bad thing...
  • L.A. Council prepares to ban use of bullhooks on circus elephants

    L.A. Council prepares to ban use of bullhooks on circus elephants
    The Los Angeles City Council took action Wednesday to ban bullhooks used by elephant trainers in traveling circuses, becoming the first U.S. metropolis to outlaw a tool that critics say inflicts pain. Voting unanimously, the council asked the city...
  • City Council's vote to appeal ride-sharing regulations falls short

    A sharply divided Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday failed to muster the votes needed to file an appeal challenging California’s rules for ride-sharing services, capping months of debate about the city’s role in regulating the new taxi...
  • L.A. moves to boost limits on gifts to lawmakers

    L.A. moves to boost limits on gifts to lawmakers
    Two months ago, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission called for new and stringent limits on gifts to the city's politicians, saying such niceties can undermine the public's confidence in government when they come from people doing business at City Hall....
  • Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti picks longtime advisor to run transition

    Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti picks longtime advisor to run transition
    Los Angeles Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti announced Friday that he has chosen one of his longtime advisors to serve as director of his transition team, helping him identify the hundreds of people who will work in his office and serve as political appointees....
  • Garcetti is only part of the big changeover at L.A. City Hall

    Garcetti is only part of the big changeover at L.A. City Hall
    Sunday's inaugural festivities at Los Angeles City Hall aren’t just about Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti, the veteran councilman who is replacing termed-out Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The event marks the most dramatic transformation of the city's...
  • Garcetti puts ex-rival Jan Perry, two others in high-level posts

    Garcetti puts ex-rival Jan Perry, two others in high-level posts
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday announced that former City Councilwoman Jan Perry will temporarily oversee the agency being created to spur business activity, one of three high-level appointments rolled out by his administration. Perry, who...
  • 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...