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Eric Garcetti: 'I Like You As A Person, But...'

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov | Posted 02.04.2013 | Los Angeles

More than a year after the Los Angeles Fire Department was faulted for slower emergency response times and faulty response data, Fire Chief Brian Cumm...

Guess Which One Is In The Lead For LA Mayor

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.04.2012 | Los Angeles

Councilman Eric Garcetti is slightly ahead in LA's 2013 mayoral race, according to a poll released Monday. Of polled Angelenos who have decided who...

Is Hollywood Choosing Sides?

2011-11-11-Screenshot20111111at3.30.52PM.png | Posted 10.25.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter and first appeared in the Oct. 12 issue of the magazine. By Tina Daunt It seems that Michael...

Outsourcing Hollywood, Billions Leave Local Economy, Families Separated

Kevin James | Posted 11.12.2012 | Los Angeles
Kevin James

One of America's most lucrative exports is entertainment. It wasn't long ago that L.A. was the entertainment capital of the world. But lack of a vision for L.A.'s future by current city leadership has led to the destruction of a local industry.

Los Angeles City Officials Were Warned of "Lost" Millions Years Ago And Did Nothing

Kevin James | Posted 10.31.2012 | Los Angeles
Kevin James

Californians up and down the state have started asking questions about their own city's finances and accounting practices as well, particularly because of municipal bankruptcy fears that have been sweeping the state.

Why Is The City Controller Dodging A Records Request?

Kevin James | Posted 09.08.2012 | Los Angeles
Kevin James

How can Controller Greuel claim to be the taxpayer's watchdog and carry on about transparency and accountability when she is unwilling to follow state law that requires her to respond to reporter Randy Economy's records request?

Land of the Free, Home of the Unprepared -- LA Style

Christal Smith | Posted 09.02.2012 | Los Angeles
Christal Smith

I wanted to know what would happen if a major quake or wildfire hit L.A. today. Controller Wendy Greuel says, "We know natural disasters are a question of when, not if... and more must be done to help ensure the City is adequately prepared."

10-Year-Old Fire Audit Ignored by Controller and City Council -- Public Safety Crisis in L.A. Continues

Kevin James | Posted 08.27.2012 | Los Angeles
Kevin James

The LA Fire Department response time has been a serious failure, making our city more dangerous. While that concern is understandable and indeed warranted, I remain optimistic that the LAFD will solve this crisis.

Los Angeles Quietly Declares a "Fiscal Emergency," Warranting Review of Wide-Spread Criticism of City Controller

Kevin James | Posted 08.21.2012 | Los Angeles
Kevin James

Los Angeles voters, who now live under the cloud of a declared fiscal emergency which threatens critical city services, should take the Controller's record into account in making their decision in March 2013.

FACEOFF: LAFD Union & Villaraigosa Exchange Insults

2011-04-04-tcmhuffpo.jpg | Posted 03.13.2012 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of The City Maven. By Alice M. Walton Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the president of the firefighters union used a mornin...

PHOTOS: Meet Our Candidates For Mayor

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles & Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.21.2013 | Los Angeles

Who will be the next mayor of Los Angeles? Judging from the numbers so far, either LA City Controller Wendy Greuel or City Councilman Eric Garcetti, ...

Financial Problems, Atypical Salaries Prompt Audit For LA Coliseum

2011-04-04-tcmhuffpo.jpg | Alice M. Walton | Posted 09.26.2011 | Los Angeles

Story courtesy of The City Maven. By Alice M. Walton Controller Wendy Greuel announced this morning that she will audit the Los Angeles Memoria...

Wendy Greuel Joins Crowded Field For Mayor In 2013

thecitymaven.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Brush off your Wendy Greuel lawn signs because over the weekend, the city controller made it official, filing her paperwork with the city Ethics Commi...

Sustainable Housing, 30/10 and Public Transit in LA

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Metro's extensive and costly building program supported by revenue from voter-approved Measure R will create a true transit system out of our already extensive collection of bus and rail lines.

Audit: $111M In Stimulus Funds Leads To Only 55 LA City Jobs

89.3 KPCC | Sept. 16, 2010 | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

An audit released today determined that the two Los Angeles city departments that have received a combined $111 million created or retained only 55 jo...

Los Angeles City Salaries Posted Online

LA Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel has posted a 547-page PDF document listing the salaries of every city employee. The document doesn't yet l...

59 Ways LA Wasted Your Tax Dollars

LAist | Zach Behrens in News on May 3, 2010 7:30 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

If city hall is going to buy stuff, they should use it, right? A survey of taxpayer-funded purchases more turned up some interesting results, City Con...

Time for LA's Mayor To Hire A Mayor?

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa still managed to paint a bleak picture during his State of the City budget message yesterday. But gone was the "sky is falling" lingo from some city officials.

LA City Council Committee Rightly Calls For LAPD Hiring Freeze

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

As Los Angeles wrestles with layoffs and cutbacks, the LAPD is once again threatening the public with doom and gloom should, God forbid, there actually be some cutbacks.

LA Business As Usual and A Better Place

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Returning to LA from an inspiring visit to Better Place, I wasn't ready for the now almost perennially bad news about the city's financial health. Bu...

Los Angeles On Track To Run Out Of Money In 4 Weeks

latimes.com | Phil Willon and Maeve Reston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The city's top financial official issued a grim assessment of the escalating budget crisis Monday, warning that Los Angeles could be unable to pay its...

Los Angeles DNA Testing Debate Should Focus on Getting the Job Done

Lindsey Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Lindsey Horvath

The City of Los Angeles can still make meet its pledge to eliminate its sexual violence evidence kit backlog by this June if it takes smart, aggressive action to keep DNA testing on track.

Greening Hollywood: Mayor V Says Hola! East L.A. on City's Day of Service

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paige Donner

"Let's make democracy real by everybody participating," said Mayor Villaraigosa, recently re-elected by Los Angelenos for a second term. He was addre...