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Los Angeles City Council

L.A.'s Redistricting War and the Health of Our Democracy

Madeline Janis | Posted 04.24.2012 | Los Angeles
Madeline Janis

I love the fact that hundreds of people are attending the hearings to express their views on how to best represent the incredible diversity of interests in Los Angeles.

Stop the City Hall Gold Rush

Austin Beutner | Posted 03.18.2012 | Los Angeles
Austin Beutner

We more than generously compensate our city officials. They should return the favor with a guarantee to hold themselves to a higher standard of transparency and accountability than they now do.

Mike Sacks

Occupy Wall Street Makes Official Call To Amend Constitution

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

Efforts to amend the Constitution to declare that corporations are not people and money is not speech gained support in two notable New York forums th...

VENICE SMACKDOWN: LA City Council Votes To Restrict What Boardwalk Vendors Can Sell

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.14.2011 | Los Angeles

California has hundreds of beautiful beaches along its coast. But the beach is not why most of the 16 million annual visitors to Venice Beach come to ...

Andrew Reilly

Graffiti Artist Takes On City To Reverse LA Mural Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Reilly | Posted 10.14.2011 | Arts

For the artist Saber, participation in the democratic process has always been complicated. He's an international graffiti legend, holding the world re...

LA Considering Fees For Ambulances, Rescues & Dialing 9-1-1

Posted 10.19.2011 | Los Angeles

The city of Los Angeles has suffered huge budget cuts in recent years, and the City Council will consider charging extra optional fees to keep emergen...

Safety Changes Planned For L.A. Art Walk After Tragic Accident

latimes.com | Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times | Posted 10.05.2011 | Arts

After the death of a 2-month-old boy last month, a new City Council-approved task force is looking at safety issues surrounding the Downtown Los Angel...

LIVEBLOG: Public Hearing On Potential New NFL Stadium

thecitymaven.com | Posted 09.26.2011 | Los Angeles

Live Blog: Farmers Field Hearing...

Key Points From The First Draft On The Farmers Field Deal

2011-04-04-tcmhuffpo.jpg | Alice M. Walton | Posted 09.24.2011 | Los Angeles

Story courtesy of The City Maven. By Alice M. Walton The city of Los Angeles' negotiating team that is working with the Anschutz Entertainment ...

Key Points From The First Draft On The Farmers Field Deal

2011-04-04-tcmhuffpo.jpg | Alice M. Walton | Posted 09.24.2011 | Los Angeles

Story courtesy of The City Maven. By Alice M. Walton The city of Los Angeles' negotiating team that is working with the Anschutz Entertainment ...

Cyclists Can Sue Harassers, Thanks To New Ordinance

Posted 09.19.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles' City Council has just moved to protect bicyclists from aggression with a groundbreaking ordinance, reports LA Streets Blog. Earlier t...

Saki Knafo

For People With Disabilities In Two States, Opposite Fates

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 08.23.2011 | Impact

This story was reported in collaboration with our partners at Patch.com. When people ask Stanley Ligas, a 43-year-old with Down syndrome, why he wa...

Matt Sledge

Fire Department's Plan Poses Hidden Risks

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.20.2011 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles City Council and L.A. Fire Department have proudly touted the advantages of a just-approved new deployment plan, which they claim will...

Fire! Call 911. Then Wait. Wait More.

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 07.16.2011 | Los Angeles
Alan W. Silberberg

From tiny Ann Arbor, Michigan to LA, firefighters are under attack from the budget knife. This has already led to several fires that burned far longer and where people have been hurt or killed.

LA's Deputy Mayor Quits To Run For Top Job

2011-04-04-tcmhuffpo.jpg | Alice M. Walton | Posted 06.14.2011 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of The City Maven. By Alice M. Walton After 15 months on the job, Austin Beutner is out as first deputy mayor and CEO of t...

City Calls On Dodger Stadium To Curb Alcohol Sales, Increase Security

2011-04-04-tcmhuffpo.jpg | Alice M. Walton | Posted 06.05.2011 | Los Angeles

Story courtesy of the City Maven. By Alice M. Walton While approving a $50,000 reward today for information leading to the arrest of two men wh...

ALL OF THE LIGHTS

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.29.2011 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to throw its support behind an elaborate package of new flashing signs, illuminated graphics and moving tex...

Approved: Construction On Controversial Hollywood Office With 'Hefty Public Subsidy'

latimes.com | Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a major new Hollywood office tower after years of delay and controversy centering on dueling land appraisals...

City Council Rushes To Keep Redevelopment Funds Away From State

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Worried that state officials will soon sign off on Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to shutter redevelopment agencies, the Los Angeles City Council is schedule...

Battle Over Books Brewing

The Informer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Due to drastically reduced library hours and staff, which were caused by severe, City Hall-approved budget cuts, Markson says her outreach work to loc...

Why There Are No Seat Belts in School Buses, And Other Safety Questions

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Steve Parker

Many of you have kids riding school buses, and a crash Monday in Los Angeles involving a fatality raised many of the important issues facing communities with the big yellow buses.

Opportunity to Grow Greener Businesses (With a Discount)

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Terry Gardner

The way Tom Ridgeway, VP of Patagonia's Environmental Programs, describes Patagonia's approach to products, it seems like the store has an "eco oath" much like a doctor's hippocratic oath ("First do no harm").

WATCH: Which City Officials Have Agreed To Pay Cuts?

go.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The budget crisis in L.A. has prompted many city officials and staff members to volunteer for a salary cut. But not everyone is ...

The Business Tax Holiday Victory

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

To encourage businesses to start up or relocate to LA, the City Council has passed the Business Tax Holiday, exempting all new LA enterprises from any gross receipts tax for three years.

Los Angeles Parking Meter Signs: Get Out Your Slide Rule to Figure Them Out

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Russnow

Two years ago, the Los Angeles City Council decided to raise money by hiking parking meter fees and extending the hours they were operational.