Posts Tagged ‘angeles-city’

Former state Sen. Kevin de León will run to replace Jose Huizar on L.A. City Council

Former state Sen. Kevin de León is looking to shift his political base of operations to Los Angeles City Hall, by seeking the Eastside council seat being vacated by Councilman Jose Huizar. De León, who waged an unsuccessful bid to unseat Sen

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L.A. City Hall’s real rat problem: Corruption

On the south side of Los Angeles City Hall, several floors above Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office and the homeless people who nap on the lawn, a quote from the Roman statesman Cicero is chiseled into the face of the building.

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Former ethics commissioner says L.A. charter doesn’t bar her from running for office

When Serena Oberstein launched her campaign to join the Los Angeles City Council, she touted her experience on the Ethics Commission, vowing to “root out corruption wherever it exists.” But her time on the city commission, which she left in November, has also raised questions about whether Oberstein…

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L.A. approves $120 million to encourage building faster, cheaper homeless housing

Wanted: Fresh ideas to speed up the construction and lower the cost of housing for homeless people — without cutting quality. The Los Angeles City Council made that pitch formal on Tuesday, voting 14-0 to set aside $120 million, a substantial slice of the Proposition HHH homeless housing bond,…

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With Jan Perry’s entrance, race to replace Supervisor Ridley-Thomas could be contentious

Another experienced local politician, former Los Angeles City Council member Jan Perry , is making an early leap into the race to succeed term-limited county Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas next year. Perry announced Tuesday that she’s joining a field that already includes her one-time City Hall rival,…

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With FBI probe looming, L.A. City Council members revive plan to limit developer donations

Two years ago, Los Angeles City Council members called for a ban on political donations from real estate developers seeking city approval for their projects, saying they wanted to erase the perception that money is the reason big buildings are getting the green light. That plan languished at City…

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With FBI probe looming, L.A. City Council members revive plan to limit developer donations

Two years ago, Los Angeles City Council members called for a ban on political donations from real estate developers seeking city approval for their projects, saying they wanted to erase the perception that money is the reason big buildings are getting the green light. That plan languished at City…

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With FBI probe looming, L.A. City Council members revive plan to limit developer donations

Two years ago, Los Angeles City Council members called for a ban on political donations from real estate developers seeking city approval for their projects, saying they wanted to erase the perception that money is the reason big buildings are getting the green light.

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Essential California: The wider net of a federal investigation in L.A.

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter . It’s Monday, Jan.

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FBI corruption probe goes beyond L.A. Councilman Jose Huizar to include other City Hall figures

An ongoing FBI investigation into Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar is part of a broader corruption probe in which agents are seeking possible evidence involving Councilman Curren Price and a senior aide to Council President Herb Wesson, as well as several other city officials and business…

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