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Richard Riordan

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  • L.A. unions intend to disrupt campaign for city pension change

     
    L.A. unions expected to disrupt pension measure workers...
  • Police union challenges former Mayor Riordan to pension debates

     
    L.A. labor leaders are coming out swinging against former Mayor Richard Riordan's push to place an initiative on next year's ballot switching new city workers into 401(k)-style retirement plans....
  • Riordan accepts police union's pension debate challenge

     
    Multi-millionaire businessman and former L.A. mayor Richard Riordan has accepted a police union's challenge to put his mouth where his money is....
  • Newton: After 12 years, a better LAPD

    Newton: After 12 years, a better LAPD
    Although it was drowned out by the mayor's race, Los Angeles quietly marked a historic moment this month: On May 15, after 12 years of policing the city under the eye of a federal judge, the Los Angeles Police Department at last was allowed to return to...
  • Wanted: A mayor worthy of L.A.

    Wanted: A mayor worthy of L.A.
    Since my knee replacement surgery less than two weeks ago, I've been popping narcotic painkillers that come with long lists of potential side effects. Among them are vomiting, hallucinating and impaired thinking. It is perhaps that third one that made...
  • Three L.A. mayoral candidates criticize Riordan pension plan

     
    Former L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan's plan for cutting city pension costs took center stage in Wednesday's mayoral forum in Koreatown, with three of the four leading candidates in the March 5 election speaking against it during or after the event....
  • L.A. City Council votes to put sales tax hike on March 5 ballot

     
    Searching for a long-term solution to its chronic financial woes, the L.A. City Council agreed to ask voters for a $200-million-a-year increase in sales tax collections....
  • L.A. Now Live: Riordan drops pension reform plan amid union fight

     
    Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan abandoned his campaign to take a pension overhaul plan to voters next year as City Hall unions fought back, making it difficult to gather the required signatures the measure on the ballot. Times City Hall...
  • Riordan abruptly ends bid to get L.A. pension measure on ballot

     
    Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan's push for a May ballot measure to cut pension benefits of city employees abruptly collapsed Monday, with a spokesman saying Riordan had suspended signature gathering efforts....
  • L.A. council votes to place half-cent sales tax hike on March ballot

     
    Over the protests of former L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan and leaders of a labor union, the City Council Tuesday placed a half-cent sales tax hike on the ballot to avert what it said would be significant cuts in services for residents....
  • Unions hail demise of Riordan pension-reform ballot measure effort

     
    Representatives of Los Angeles city labor unions on Monday hailed the announcement that former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan had pulled the plug on his ballot measure to roll back pension benefits for city employees, calling it an expensive and poorly...