March 8 | Slate
Measure S, the deceptive Los Angeles ballot initiative that purported to lower rents by stopping housing construction, was soundly defeated on Tuesday by L.A. city voters, 69 percent of whom voted against the initiative.
March 8 | LA Times
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti won reelection Tuesday in what appeared to be one of the biggest landslides in the city’s history, crushing 10 little-known rivals and strengthening his standing for a potential run for higher office.
AFSCME DC 36
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.