June 24 | LA Daily News
LaBonge, 61, worked in various city jobs, including as a council aide for 15 years, as a field deputy, and as the chief of field operations for then- Mayor Richard Riordan. His 14-year career as city councilman began in 2001, when he ran successfully to fill the 4th District seat after Ferraro died. LaBonge has held the same job ever since, getting re-elected three more times.
June 23 | KPCC
In her new role, she will lead the city authority that oversees Los Angeles International, Ontario International and Van Nuys airports.
June 23 | LA Times
Many observers expected the proposal by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, which mirrored an increase recently approved by the city of Los Angeles, to be adopted Tuesday. But the five-member board’s two Republicans, Don Knabe and Michael Antonovich, were joined by Supervisor Hilda Solis, a Democrat and former U.S. Secretary of Labor elected last year with heavy union support, in raising questions about how the increase would affect businesses.
June 15 | LA Times
Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl said Monday that she intends to propose a minimum wage increase for county workers and businesses in unincorporated areas that mirrors the plan recently approved by the city of Los Angeles.
June 13 | CNN Money
It's official: Los Angeles is now the largest city in America to guarantee workers at least $15 an hour. Mayor Eric Garcetti on Saturday signed into law a bill raising the minimum wage from $9 an hour to $15 over the next five years. The move was expected after city council had passed the legislation by a near unanimous vote.
June 3 | LA Times
With the Wednesday action, which requires one more procedural vote by the City Council and the mayor’s signature, L.A. is slated to become the largest city in the nation mandating higher wages and joins Seattle, San Francisco and other municipalities that have adopted similar laws. The vote was 13 to 1, with Councilman Mitch Englander casting the sole vote in opposition and Councilman Bernard C. Parks absent.
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