Dec. 7 | Los Angeles Times
Several cities and public universities have vowed to resist President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to deport undocumented criminals by doubling down on sanctuary policies. In response, Trump has pledged to curtail federal funding for sanctuary providers. Activists, predictably, are crying foul, and some legal scholars, such as Harvard’s Noah Feldman, have even claimed that such a response would be unconstitutional.
Dec. 6 | Los Angeles Times
Santa Ana City Council members voted to declare Orange County’s second-most populous city a sanctuary city — a largely symbolic gesture to protect immigrants who are in the country illegally.
Dec. 5 | Los Angeles Downtown News
Huizar, whose district includes Downtown Los Angeles and Boyle Heights, neighborhoods that overlap the California 34th Congressional District that Becerra currently represents, announced this morning that he will remain in his council post. He said this is the case despite some early polling that identified him as the “frontrunner.”
Nov. 30 | LA Times
Victor Gordo, attorney with the Coalition of L.A. City Unions, said he is sure that Santana did “what he personally believed was the right thing.” But he also argued that some of Santana’s financial recommendations did not work as planned.
Nov. 30 | NBC Southern California
The Los Angeles City Council set into motion Wednesday the initial stages of a $1.4 billion plan to repair a backlog of broken sidewalks that will allow the city to turn over the responsibility of future upkeep to property owners.
Nov. 30 | KPCC
An ordinance to "ban the box" asking about job applicants' criminal histories on application forms was approved by the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday. It applies to L.A. businesses with 10 or more employees, as well as city contractors, and it could impact hundreds of thousands of people in L.A., according to Councilman Curren Price.
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