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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 »
Council President Wesson Moves To Establish $30 Minimum Wage for Rideshare Drivers
October 17, 2019
City Council President Herb Wesson has moved to raise the minimum wages of rideshare drivers to $30 per hour in the City of Los Angeles, a significant policy proposal that would economically empower thousands of the City’s rideshare workers who have seen their earnings steadily decrease over the last several years. ... 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 »
LADOT Transit Launches Demand-Response, Shared Ride Pilot Program in Los Angeles’ Westside
March 8, 2019
LADOT Transit announced the launch of an on-demand transportation service pilot program called LAnow that will serve the Del Rey, Venice, Mar Vista, and Palms neighborhoods of the City of Los Angeles beginning March 11, 2019. LAnow is a shared-ride service that matches passengers traveling to, from, and within Del Rey, Venice, Mar Vista, and Palms service areas. The new service offers residents, visitors, and commuters of these areas the opportunity to hail a ride using a convenient mobile application on their smartphones, on a computer, or by phone.  ... read more »
City Councilman Opposes State Bill to Keep L.A. Bars Open Later
March 8, 2019
SB 58 is at least the third attempt by Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, to pass a law that would allow bars in some cities to stay open later than 2 a.m. A version of the bill was passed by the Legislature last year but was vetoed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown. ... read more »
Councilwoman Nury Martinez Introduces Landmark Motion Calling for a Green New Deal in the City of Los Angeles
February 19, 2019
City of Los Angeles Councilwoman Nury Martinez issued the following statement after introducing a motion calling for a Green New Deal in the City of Los Angeles. This comes just on the heels of a press conference with Mayor Garcetti, Councilmembers Paul Krekorian, Paul Koretz, and Mike Bonin, and President of the LADWP Board of Commissioners Mel Levine, announcing that LADWP will not repower three power plants with natural gas by 2029: ... read more »
Assemblywomen Autumn Burke and Marie Waldron Demand More Genetic Testing for Women with a High Risk of Ovarian and Breast Cancer
March 8, 2018
Assemblywomen Autumn Burke (D- Inglewood) and Marie Waldron (R- Escondido) have introduced AB 2342 ensuring that women who have not been diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer, but who could be considered high-risk are appropriately assessed and if necessary, receive genetic counseling and testing. ... read more »
Councilmember Harris-Dawson and Kortez honor the anniversary of the first hire of the Targeted Local Hire Program
February 28, 2018
Councilmember Harris-Dawson and Kortez honor the anniversary of the first hire of the Targeted Local Hire Program ... read more »
Council Members Call for Oil Lawsuit
January 18, 2018
The leaders signed a motion that was introduced and would direct City Attorney Mike Feuer to report to the council on options for filing claims against oil companies ... read more »
City of Los Angeles Releases Much Anticipated Draft Cannabis Regulations 
June 15, 2017
Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr. was joined today by Councilmembers Bob Blumenfield, Paul Koretz and Nury Martinez in releasing the city’s draft regulations governing commercial cannabis activity. ... read more »
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