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WATTS HEALING
August 13, 2020
 While a compelling case can be made for a significant expansion of the Los Angeles City Council, a more modest and immediately doable approach to demonstrating our concern with minority rights in these turbulent times would be to free Watts from Council District 15 and join it with Council District 9. ... read more »
City Council Cuts $150 Million From LAPD Budget to Fund Community Programs
July 1, 2020
The Los Angeles City Council voted today to cut $150 million from the police department's budget next fiscal year, following weeks of demands from activists to reduce funding for law enforcement. ... read more »
Wesson, City of Los Angeles Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis
June 25, 2020
The Los Angeles City Council has voted to approved a resolution to declare racism a public health crisis in the city. The resolution, put forward by Councilmembers Herb Wesson, Curren Price, and Marqueece Harris-Dawson, also calls on City of Los Angeles departments to review their internal policies and procedures. ... read more »
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L.A. City Council Meeting Diverts From the Norm During Coronavirus Outbreak
March 17, 2020
In a shift from its normal routine of hearing public comments, the Los Angeles City Council today allowed people to speak their peace remotely from the Spring Street Forecourt at City Hall, in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. ... read more »
‘Hair Love’ Creators Honored by Los Angeles City Council for Oscar Win
February 21, 2020
The creators of “Hair Love'' were honored today by the Los Angeles City Council for their seven-minute Oscar-winning animated short that explores the challenges a father experiences while trying prepare his daughter's hair. ... read more »
City of Angels: NBA Icon Kobe Bryant and Daughter Gianna Among Nine Victims in Fatal Helicopter Accident
January 29, 2020
The Los Angeles area, nation and world mourns the loss of NBA icon Kobe Bean Bryant, 41, and his basketball prodigy daughter Gianna Maria Onore, 13. They were two of nine people who passed away in a helicopter accident on Sunday. ... read more / view gallery »
L.A. City Council Gathered for a Public Hearing to Discuss The Ban of Flavored Tobacco, Menthol and Hookah Across The City
December 13, 2019
Reports of illnesses and deaths caused by vaping, many states and health officials have taken a stance on products and the dangers of their consumption. Los Angeles City Council faced the rising issue during a controversial public hearing regarding a city-wide ban of flavored tobacco, menthol cigarettes and hookah. ... read more »
City Council Restricts L.A. Housing Land to Affordable Units
December 12, 2019
The Los Angeles City Council voted today to allow only affordable units to be built on city-owned land slated for housing. ... read more »
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Los Angeles World Airports Announces CEO Departure in March 2020
December 5, 2019
Los Angeles World Airports CEO Deborah Flint will leave the Southland in March to become president and CEO of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, the city agency announced. ... read more »
LAX-it Pickup Lot at Airport Set to Expand
November 8, 2019
The much-debated LAX-it pickup lot for taxis and ride-hailing services at Los Angeles International Airport got 50 percent bigger today in an effort to alleviate complaints about extended wait times, particularly during peak hours. ... read more »
L.A. City Council Approves Appointment of Karim Webb to the Board of Airport Commissioners
October 31, 2019
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Karim Webb to the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC). The seven-member board governs Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). It is comprised of public-spirited business and civic leaders who are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. ... read more »
Residents Demand Greater Restrictions from City on Oil, Gas Drilling
October 18, 2019
Members of a Los Angeles City Council committee today asked for additional information before moving ahead with a proposal requiring more buffer space between oil- and gas-drilling sites and sensitive areas and restricting new extraction sites. ... read more »
L.A. City Council Votes to Allow Police to Remove People from Fire Zones
September 6, 2019
Los Angeles police will have the authority to order homeless people out of encampments in high-risk fire-danger areas during heightened wildfire conditions under an ordinance approved by the City Council.  ... read more »
L.A. Council Members Smith, Wesson Call on Legislators to Act on Gun Control
August 9, 2019
Two Los Angeles City Council members – ironically named Smith and Wesson -- introduced a resolution today calling on state and federal lawmakers to pass gun-control legislation such as banning the sale and possession of assault weapons. ... read more »
L.A. City Council Confirms Denise M. Verret as Zoo Director of the Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
July 4, 2019
Los Angeles City Council confirmed today the Mayor’s nomination of Denise M. Verret to serve as the new Zoo Director of the Los Angeles Zoo. Verret previously served as the Zoo’s interim Zoo Director while a nationwide search was conducted by the Mayor’s office, and she will assume her new role immediately. ... read more »
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