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Endorsements are recommended to Council 36’s Executive Board by rank-and-file members and Local Union leaders participating in candidate forums, such as at Council 36 headquarters on Jan. 17 and 24.


Feb. 28 | Los Angeles Daily News

The dispatcher’s voice had crackled through police radios across Los Angeles: “Shots fired … AK-47 … there’s an officer down.”


Feb. 28 | 9-1-1 Magazine

February 28, 1997, was a day of mayhem and miracles in North Hollywood.


Feb. 28 | KTLA

Twenty years ago, one of the wildest shootouts the country had ever seen unfolded in Los Angeles’ North Hollywood neighborhood — and live on the television sets of people across the country.


Feb. 27 | Los Angeles Downtown News

Los Angeles Downtown News urges a “No” vote on Measure S. While plenty needs adjusting in the relationship between developers and city officials, the measure’s two-year moratorium on projects that require a city General Plan amendment or certain zone or height changes would hamper the growth of Downtown Los Angeles, and could worsen a housing crisis across the entire city.


Feb. 24 | LA Times

The Times has criticized the measure since it was first proposed in November 2015. Why? For several reasons, but the first is the fact that a ballot measure is a terrible way to conduct planning. It allows special interests with lots of money (in this case, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation) to take advantage of low-turnout elections to impose self-serving policies without the analysis and discussion that would occur in the usual legislative process.


Feb. 20 | KPCC

Los Angeles city leaders, flush with $1.2 billion in voter-approved bonds for homeless housing, are now trying to figure out how to spend that money as quickly as possible.


Feb. 16 | LA Times

Assembly Bill 943 from Democratic Assemblyman Miguel Santiago increases the threshold from a simple majority to a two-thirds supermajority for passage of any local ballot measure that would block or delay development. Santiago said the legislation would ensure local governments couldn’t further restrict housing supply in the state.


Feb. 15 | LA County Federation of Labor

LA can’t afford to lose 12,000 jobs each year. But that’s what Measure S would cost us. Getting rid of thousands of jobs means also getting rid of millions in wages that working families rely on to survive.


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