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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Gov. Brown's Budget Is Bad for Skid Row

Gregory C. Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Gregory C. Scott

Governor Brown's budget proposal to eliminate the community redevelopment agencies is yet another cut that indirectly hurts the homeless.

Is Villaraigosa Lobbying For A Job In The Obama Administration?

The Informer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

City Hall watchers have long wondered what would befall L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. When he became mayor word was it would be a stepping stone (l...

The Clean Energy Road to 2035 Paved by the Hard Work of Local Governments

Martin Chávez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Martin Chávez

Transforming America's energy mix to be fueled by 80 percent clean sources by 2035 will undoubtedly be a significant challenge. How challenging it will be, exactly, depends partly on the way we define "clean energy."

Villaraigosa To Demonstrate Controversial Body Scanner At LAX

LA Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

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Villaraigosa: GOP Control Of House Could Cost LA

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa lamented the loss of a Democratic-controlled House of Representatives and said it may have negative consequence...

Rain, Snow and the Prospects for 30/10 in 2011

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

The end-of-year deluge is not getting me down. Instead, I see the storms, which have blanketed the East in snow and LA in rain, as more evidence of our need to build the subway.

It Is Time for Teachers Unions to Join the Education Reform Team

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Read my Education Reform Strategy here.Read my keynote on Education Reform at the Public Policy Institute of California here. In the 60s, when I was ...

Donuts With Dad

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Donuts with Dad brings fathers and community members into school to read to students in the morning hour. It encourages positive father-child bonding and engages fathers in the education of their child.

Coup For 30/10 Initiative: LA Wins $546 Million Federal Loan For Metro

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

$546 million in public transportation funds are coming to Los Angeles via the Tiger II grant, a federal loan from the U.S. Department of Transportatio...

The 'Privilege' Of Good Education: Restoring The Right To Learn

Audrey Kuo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Audrey Kuo

The current "education moment" is only going to be effective if we can hold it, and transform current interest into a sustained effort with multiple solutions. One of the potential solutions is national service, through organizations such as City Year.

Finding the Money to Build Out LA's 30/10 Transportation Initiative

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

More fixed rail and dedicated lane bus rapid transit like Metro's Orange Line can mean the difference between getting to work on time and not having a job to go to.

The End of Seniority-Based Teacher Layoffs

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Education is the civil rights issue of our time, but for too long, we've turned a blind eye to the inequalities in our broken public school system. W...

Gaining Momentum for Our Pro Business and Pro Jobs Agenda

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

A little less than a year ago, I tasked First Deputy Mayor Austin Beutner to lead a newly revitalized business team with one unequivocal mandate in mi...

Exclusive Preview: LA Mayor's Mistress Speaks

Los Angeles Magazine | Shawn Hubler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In Their May issue, Los Angeles Magazine has an exclusive interview with former local television reporter Mirthala Salinas, who went from anchoring on...

Villaraigosa Divorce Finalized

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

TMZ is reporting that a judge has finalized Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's divorce from his wife Corina. The couple had initially filed for divorce in 2...

Cities of Service Takes off

Shirley Sagawa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Shirley Sagawa

September has been a big month for the service movement, with ten new mayors unveiling city service plans to local fanfare and ten additional mayors appointing Chief Service Officers.

Helping Cities Build Better Transit Networks

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

MAYOR TELLS SENATE EPW COMMITTEE: PROPOSED INNOVATIVE FINANCE TOOLS WILL HELP MANY US CITIES BUILD TRANSIT NETWORKS USDOT & Senate see finance tools ...

Report from the Bike Summit

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Yesterday was our first LA City-sponsored Bike Summit, and I was inspired to hear so many impassioned, informed views on how our city and region can promote and improve cycling in LA.

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.

Villaraigosa Contacts Ethics Officials For Possible Review After Accepting Free Tickets

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has "voluntarily initiated contact" with the city Ethics Commission and City Attorney for a possible review of ...

Examining Our Gang Reduction Strategy

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Good news from the Controller's office on one of our most important initiatives, the Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) program. Their just...

10,000 Summer Youth Jobs!

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Today the summer sun shined a little brighter on LA's youth, as I stood with young Angelenos from across our City to announce that HIRE LA will put ov...

Reclaiming Open Spaces in Our Urban Landscape

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

President Obama launched the America's Great Outdoors Initiative to develop a conservation and recreation agenda that would use community-based soluti...

A New Chapter for the LA River

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

There was a time when the Los Angeles River ran freely along a flooded plain, and the lands surrounding it were lush and fertile. Now the river is barricaded by concrete. It doesn't have to be this way.

Villaragosa Rebutts Riordan's Bankruptcy Assertion

LA Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Countering assertions by former Mayor Richard Riordan that Los Angeles should consider declaring bankruptcy, a top City Hall official said Thursday th...