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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Austin Beutner Picked For DWP Post

89.3 KPCC | 6:18 a.m. | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will announce today that he is nominating First Deputy Mayor Austin Beutner to be interim general manager of the Department...

Free Speech -- You Can't Have it Both Ways

CyberFrequencies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
CyberFrequencies

When it comes to speech, it can't be free when you like what a group is saying and restricted when don't.

Villaraigosa To Endorse Kamala Harris For AG

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is expected to announce his endorsement Friday in the California attorney general race, and it's not going to b...

Good Teachers Make All the Difference

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Teacher layoffs have a devastating effect on our schools: students are deprived of stablility; staff moral declines; and too often, bright, young, com...

LA City Government: "Oh, What A Circus, Oh, What A Show!"

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

After much melodrama and angst, the LA City Council has opted to approve by a vote of 8-5 a 4.5% rate hike for the Department of Water and Power.

LA City Could Come Out Of Budget Crisis $100 Million Ahead

LA Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

As the result of an unexpected spike in tax revenue and a loss of 2,400 workers to early retirement (not to mention a few dozen layoffs), the city of ...

Villaraigosa Says Revenue Increase Will Keep Parks, Libraries Open

89.3 KPCC | Frank Stoltze | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Thursday he no longer believed it would be necessary to shut down some city services because of a gaping b...

LA's Latest and Most Severe Fiscal Crisis Long in the Making

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

Somehow, it seems fitting. A city that owes its existence to water and power is being brought to its knees by none other than its very own Department of Water and Power.

Feds Eager To Climb Aboard Villaraigosa's LA Transit Plan

latimes.com | Richard Simon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Reporting from Washington - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's bid to secure federal funds for fast-track expansion of the Los Angeles region's transit syst...

Fulfilling Our Promise to the Greatest Generation

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Today, I stood with Rudy Montiel, CEO of the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), to celebrate the grand opening of the Manchester, a...

Questions Surround Mayor's Courtside Lakers Seats

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Mayor Villaraigosa is facing scrutiny over his recent courtside appearances at Lakers playoff games. MyFoxLA reports: "When Villaraigosa goes to Laker...

The Battle Over DWP Rate Hikes Gets Heated

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

In a rebuke to Mayor Villaraigosa, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously today to review his proposal to raise DWP rates. The LA Times report...

A New Route to a Better LA

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Lately it does seem as though LA has turned a corner in the quest to leave behind its car-obsessed past.

LAPD Spared as City's Civilian Workforce Is Punished

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

There are no valid studies that actually back the notion, always advanced by police departments, of course, that more cops means less crime.

Villaraigosa In D.C. To Lobby For Federal Help On Mass Transit Projects

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will be back in Washington on Thursday to lobby for support for federal help to speed expansion of the region's...

Poison Pill Labor Contract Threatens Plan to Lay Off LA Workers

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

Wanna hear a joke? Only, this joke is on us! So, it turns out that there is a very big catch to LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's announced "plan" to eliminate 761 city jobs this fiscal year.

LA Layoffs Could Cost City More Than $32 Million

Los Angeles Times | David Zahniser, | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's financial rescue plan for the coming year may soon boil down to the following question: When does it become t...

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa To Announce Today City's Plan To Host 2011 Meeting

LA Daily News | Rick Orlov | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles will serve as host to the 2011 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, the largest convention the city has ever hosted, Mayor Antonio Vill...

Unions To Crash Mayor's Oscar Bash?

LA Daily | Dennis Romero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

It looks like the stars won't be the only ones heading for the Getty House Thursday night. We told you last week that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is co...

The Ports Challenge

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
James P. Hoffa

I hate to think we've become a country that has lost the concept of public purpose, a country that allows corporations to poison the people who live nearby. But apparently they're too much for the trucking industry.

Villaraigosa Proposes Merging 2 City Agencies To Save $2 Million

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Monday he hopes to shave $2 million from the city's budget by folding the department that oversees the net...

LA Council Delays Decision On Cutting 1,000 Jobs

latimes.com | David Zahniser and Phil Willon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

After struggling for eight hours to counter a rapidly growing budget shortfall, the Los Angeles City Council put off a decision to cut 1,000 jobs Wedn...

LA Budget: 'Full-Blown Emergency'

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

As Los Angeles officials continue preparations to eliminate as many as 1,000 city positions to bridge a nearly $200-million budget gap, Mayor Antonio ...

LA Preparing To Eliminate 1,000 More City Jobs

latimes.com | David Zahniser and Phil Willon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

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Austin Beutner, Former Equity Firm Chief, Is Villaraigosa's Pick To Manage Economic Development

latimes.com | Phil Willon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has turned to the former head of an equity firm to spearhead the mayor's renewed job creation effort and push t...