Jan. 3 | ABC 7
Council members detailed how voter-approved measures will work to improve transportation and homeless housing. They will be campaigning in support of a countywide sales tax increase on the March ballot to provide supportive services for the city's billion-dollar housing plan.
Jan. 2 | LA Times
Los Angeles City Hall gets back to work this week, facing an ambitious and, in some ways, divisive agenda ahead of several key elections. The council will take up some hot-button issues tied to immigrants, the new economy and homelessness. In the shadow of all this is Mayor Eric Garcetti’s reelection bid and a citywide vote on a growth measure.
Dec. 19 | LA Times
Under the joint L.A. city and county effort, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is committing to $3 million, according to Supervisor Hilda Solis’ office. The city is expected to put in an least $1 million. The rest of the money would be raised by philanthropic groups.
Dec. 19 | Capital & Main
Thousands of people flooded the streets of downtown Los Angeles yesterday to protest the agenda of the incoming administration. Groups that helped mobilize members and constituents included SEIU USWW, SEIU Local 2015, UNITE-HERE Local 11, CARECEN, KIWA, the International Rescue Committee and others.
Dec. 18 | LA Times
According to Scott Kaplan, the sideline reporter for the CBS television broadcast, Spanos said before the game he is leaning toward moving to Los Angeles but would have stayed in San Diego had Measure C received 50 percent of the vote.
Dec. 13 | West LA News
“It works. This works. This is a proven program,” said Councilman David Ryu. “We will not be the first, but we would be the first large city to implement this and I am very excited about this.”
Dec. 9 | KPCC
President-elect Donald J. Trump’s choice for Labor Secretary, Andrew F. Puzder, is the chief executive of a fast-food company that started as an L.A. hotdog stand in 1941 and is headquartered on the California coast. But Puzder has been publicly critical of California for years, taking aim at the state's labor regulations and higher minimum wage, which favor workers more than in other states.
Dec. 9 | LA Times
The city contracts also set rates for these haulers, giving City Hall a new and untested role in regulating waste pickup across Los Angeles. As part of the franchise program, the city is launching a new division to field complaints from customers.
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.