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December 13 | American Shipper

The Los Angeles City Council on Dec. 12 approved a resolution that asks city staff to look at the possibility of banning from the Port of Los Angeles trucking companies that have been found to misclassify their truck drivers as independent contractors rather than employees.

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December 11 | Westside Today

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to adopt amendments to the Los Angeles Airport Living Wage that will result in wage increases for thousands of airport workers.

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December 8 | Curbed LA

Los Angeles is well on its way to legalizing recreational marijuana after the City Council unanimously approved Wednesday a framework to regulate sales of the drug.

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December 6 | The Argonaut

The Los Angeles City Council will pay out more than $2 million to El Segundo as part of a settlement agreement over plans to modernize and bring public transportation to LAX, avoiding a potentially lengthy court battle.

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December 4 | NBC LA

A hygiene center opened Monday in downtown's Skid Row as part of the city's response to the outbreak of Hepatitis A in the area. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council members Jose Huizar, Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Curren Price were on hand to officially open the Skid Row Community ReFresh Spot, a personal care center that will provide showers and toilet facilities.

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December 2 | NBC LA

The Los Angeles City Council has approved tax breaks worth $103 million to the developer of a new hotel across the street from the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Fig+Pico Convention Center Hotels still requires additional approval from the council and the Citywide Planning Commission, reports NBC4 media partner KPCC. If approved, construction would begin in late 2018 and the opening would be in 2020.

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November 29 | CBS LA

Looking to develop a more centralized process to handle sexual harassment complaints by municipal employees, the Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to explore the creation of a complaint hotline and website while also reexamining current policies.

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November 29 | KQED news

With just over a month to go before recreational cannabis becomes legal in California, Los Angeles is preparing to establish new rules for regulating sellers, growers and users. Marijuana businesses could not be too close to schools or parks, and existing medical marijuana dispensaries would get priority for licensing, under a set of provisions debated by the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday.

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November 27 | Curbed LA

New community plans to guide development in South and Southeast Los Angeles were unanimously adopted by the Los Angeles City Council last week, paving the way years of future growth in the area. The two plans, which were considered simultaneously by the council, affect a broad swath of the city covering more than a dozen neighborhoods, including Historic South-Central, Vermont Square, Florence, and Watts.

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