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Jan. 10 | LA Times

The proposal, unveiled Tuesday by City Council members David Ryu, Joe Buscaino, Paul Krekorian, Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin, would direct city officials to draft a new law that would prohibit donations from development companies and their principals during, and shortly after, city reviews of their building projects.

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Jan. 9 | LA Daily News

City officials this year have already dipped into reserves to pay for $28.5 million in settlements, and are anticipating spending another $23 million later this year on pending cases.

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Jan. 4 | AFSCME 3090

The votes were counted on Dec. 22 and the new officers, area coordinators and trustees were sworn in at the Jan. 4 membership meeting.

Here are the final results of the election:

Jan. 4 | KPCC

Federal and local officials on Wednesday announced roughly $1.5 billion in new grants and loans for the second phase of the Purple Line subway that will run the length of Wilshire Boulevard to Westwood.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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