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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 »
L.A. Panel Backs Measure Requiring Advance Notice of Work Schedules
July 1, 2019
A Los Angeles City Council committee today advanced a proposal that would require retail employers with more than 300 workers to give their employees more advance notice of their work schedules. The Economic Development Committee approved a requirement that would mandate retailers to provide employees with a work schedule at least 14 days in advance. It would also require that workers receive 10-hour breaks between shifts and be given the right to refuse changes after the schedules are posted. ... read more »
L.A. Council Calls for Study of Fines for Scooter/Bike Violators
July 1, 2019
The Los Angeles City Council called on its police and transportation agencies today to develop a list of possible fines the city should impose for infractions by riders of e-scooters or dockless bicycles. ... read more »
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Speak at SMC Graduation June 11 Largest-Ever Graduating Class in Santa Monica College’s History
May 31, 2019
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla will be the 2019 commencement speaker at Santa Monica College (SMC). SMC’s 89th commencement ceremony will be held Tuesday, June 11 at 6 p.m. at Corsair Field on the college’s main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica. ... read more »
Garcetti Outlines `Green New Deal’ for Los Angeles
May 2, 2019
The Los Angeles City Council earlier this month approved a motion instructing city staff to draft a policy which mirrors the ``principles and priorities'' of the Green New Deal. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Council Secures Multi-Year Funding for Cannabis Social Equity Program
April 23, 2019
Council President Herb Wesson   The Los Angeles City Council has voted to move forward a measure to provide the Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) with $3 million annually for the next three year to fund the City’s Cannabis Social Equity Program, ... read more »
City Council Members Frustrated No Pot Shop Landlords Facing Civil Penalties
April 12, 2019
The comments came before the council approved a set of actions aimed at cracking down on illegal shops, including the formation of a working group comprised of the Los Angeles Police Department, the Los Angeles Fire Department and other city departments to manage and direct enforcement efforts. ... read more »
South L.A. City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson Declares Intersection Of Crenshaw Blvd. And West Slauson Ave. As Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom Square
April 9, 2019
South Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson announced that the heartbeat of the South LA community, the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and West Slauson Avenue, would be named in honor of one of it's own, Ermias "Nipsey Hussle" Asghedom ... read more »
Lawsuit Limiting Cleanups on Skid Row Up for Discussion by L.A. City Council
March 8, 2019
The city has long struggled with how to clean up and regulate homeless encampments, and in 2016 passed a law that would limit the amount of belongings a homeless person could store on the sidewalk to 60 gallons. But not long after, in response to a lawsuit, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction barring Los Angeles police and sanitation officers from seizing and destroying homeless people's property in and near Skid Row. ... read more »
Councilwoman Nury Martinez: Working Toward a More Viable, More Inclusive L.A. 
March 7, 2019
The Sentinel recently caught up with Martinez, to talk about these issues, giving residents some insight into how their council members are working for them. She and her colleagues, she said, are looking to move toward a more viable and cleaner Los Angeles, that includes every neighborhood, even those traditionally left behind.   ... read more »
Opportunities for Our Communities – Advance LA’s New Sign Ordinance
February 7, 2019
It’s crucial that we have policies in place, like the sign ordinance, that give businesses the tools they need to help them grow and thrive. ... read more »
LA City Council Votes to Install Greig Smith as Councilmember for the 12th Council District
January 15, 2019
Councilmember Smith will serve on an interim basis until a special election determines a successor. ... read more »
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