Lezley McSpadden said earlier in the day that she'd launched an online petition seeking a new investigation into her 18-year-old son's death, a case that sparked months of protests and helped fuel the Black Lives Matter movement nationally. McSpadden also announced that she planned to run for a seat on the Ferguson City Council in April. ... read more »
The City Council approved the development of a pilot program this week, that could reduce the number of parking citations issued for street sweeping by informing residents via a text or online tool when sweepers have finished cleaning a street. ... read more »
The City Council unanimously approved a $450,000 settlement last week, for a woman who said she was sexually assaulted by a Los Angeles police officer in the back of his car while his partner acted as a lookout. ... read more »
The motion to rename Rodeo Road between Jefferson Boulevard and Arlington Avenue was introduced by Council President Herb Wesson, who recalled meeting Obama for the first time during an early campaign stop at Rancho Cienega Park on Rodeo Road in 2007.
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The deal would give the IBEW five straight years of raises and continue the practice of union workers not contributing toward their health care costs, a benefit not enjoyed by all city workers. ... read more »
The Los Angeles City Council voted 11 to 2 today on a proposal by Councilmembers Curren Price, Joe Buscaino, and José Huizar to legalize street vending in the second largest city in the country. ... read more »