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Tapping rarely used rule, LA councilmen Buscaino, Lee urge vote on stricter anti-camping ordinance

LOS ANGELES — Councilmen Joe Buscaino and John Lee invoked a rarely used rule on Wednesday, June 23, to have the Los Angeles City Council vote Tuesday on whether to pull a draft anti-camping ordinance from the Homelessness and Poverty Committee, where it has been sitting since Nov. 30, 2020, and force the full council to vote on it. The ordinance would restrict people from lying, sleeping, sitting, or placing tents and personal property on streets and sidewalks: Where it reduces the path of tra...
Tags: News, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, City Council, Los Angeles City Council, John Lee, Echo Park, LA City Council, Joe Buscaino, Buscaino, Mike Bonin


Stop running fireworks ads in LA, city attorney tells 4 online platforms

In an effort to reduce the use of illegal fireworks in Los Angeles during the Fourth of July, City Attorney Mike Feuer said Tuesday, his office’s Consumer Protection Unit sent cease-and-desist letters to major online platforms that were hosting fireworks advertisements in the city. The online platforms — which included Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, OfferUp and 5Miles — agreed to remove the advertisements targeting customers in Los Angeles, Feuer’s office said. The letters informed the corpor...
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LA City Council supports state bill to legalize safe sites for drug users

The Los Angeles City Council approved a resolution on Tuesday, June 22, to support Senate Bill 57, which would legalize sites where people can use drugs in the presence of medical personnel in an effort to reduce overdoses, which are the leading cause of accidental death in California. So-called Overdose Prevention Program sites also aim to reduce communicable diseases by having staff monitor a drug user’s safety and provide sterile supplies, such as needles. The sites would not supply drugs to ...
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LA council looks at ways to improve homeless agency

LOS ANGELES — As city officials continue to evaluate approaches to combating the homelessness crisis, the Los Angeles City Council received an evaluation Friday of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority’s governing structure in an effort to figure out how to best make the county-city coordinating agency more effective. “When we look around our city, I don’t have to tell you this, it is clear that what we’re doing is simply not working, and we have to ask ourselves if we’re truly committed t...
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LA City Council requests ordinance to ban flavored tobacco

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday, June 16, directed the City Attorney to draft an ordinance to ban flavored tobacco and menthol cigarette sales in the city, but exempted hookah tobacco products at existing smokers lounges. Under the proposed ordinance, which will be drafted and come back to the City Council for approval, existing smokers lounges will be able to sell hookah products for on-site or off-site consumption, but the city’s 4,500 tobacco retail stores will be banned from sellin...
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LA City Council unanimously confirms Matt Szabo as new city administrative officer

By MARGARET SHUTTLEWORTH | City News Service LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday, June 16 unanimously confirmed Mayor Eric Garcetti’s appointment of his deputy chief of staff, Matt Szabo, to replace Richard Llewellyn as city administrative officer. Szabo, whose appointment becomes effective July 4, will report to the mayor and City Council and be responsible for overseeing the city homelessness coordinator, negotiating labor agreements, working to use tax dollars efficiently ...
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Favored tobacco ban will hurt local businesses and communities they serve

When Jaklin Java and her brother opened the doors of their C&S Shell gas station and convenience store 17 years ago in Mission Hills, these first-generation Americans fulfilled lifelong dreams of owning a business in California and creating jobs in their new community. Despite increasing resale taxes on gasoline and the continual increase in the cost of doing business in their new hometown, Java and her brother have managed to keep their business open, support their families, and the families of...
Tags: Tobacco, California, Opinion, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Fda, Java, Khan, Shell, Los Angeles City Council, Malek, Yale School of Public Health, Mission Hills, Guest Commentary


Flavored tobacco ban will hurt local businesses and communities they serve

When Jaklin Java and her brother opened the doors of their C&S Shell gas station and convenience store 17 years ago in Mission Hills, these first-generation Americans fulfilled lifelong dreams of owning a business in California and creating jobs in their new community. Despite increasing resale taxes on gasoline and the continual increase in the cost of doing business in their new hometown, Java and her brother have managed to keep their business open, support their families, and the families of...
Tags: Tobacco, California, Opinion, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Fda, Java, Khan, Shell, Los Angeles City Council, Malek, Yale School of Public Health, Mission Hills, Guest Commentary


LA City Council to support assault-weapon ban with amicus brief for state appeal

By MARGARET SHUTTLEWORTH City News Service LOS ANGELES — In its first in-person meeting since March 2020, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday, June 15, directed City Attorney Mike Feuer to file an amicus brief in support of the California Attorney General’s appeal of a San Diego federal judge’s ruling that overturned California’s three-decade-old ban on assault weapons. Attorney General Rob Bonta and Gov. Gavin Newsom announced last Thursday that an appeal was filed in response to U.S. Dist...
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LA City Councilman Mike Bonin served recall notice

Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin was served with a recall notice on Tuesday, June 15, making him the second progressive council member to be the target of a recall effort in less than a week. “This recall campaign is an extravagant waste of taxpayer money, a thinly disguised attempt to derail my efforts to provide real solutions to our homelessness crisis, and the latest in a series of recall attempts to silence strong progressive voices,” Bonin said in a statement released Tuesday afterno...
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Venice groups condemn Sheriff Villanueva’s actions toward homeless

LOS ANGELES — Several Venice organizations have criticized the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department; saying it is calling for the “forced displacement and criminalization of unhoused people” on the boardwalk. “This week, the L.A. County Sheriff and others unfamiliar with Venice and its unhoused residents held press events on the Venice Boardwalk calling for the forced displacement and criminalization of unhoused people in order to ‘clean up’ the Boardwalk,” according to the statement released...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Venice, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Venice Beach, Los Angeles County, Wilmington, Los Angeles Police Department, LA County, Bonin


Charges won’t be filed against protesters, journalists arrested at Echo Park

Criminal charges will not be filed against the 179 protesters, legal observers and journalists who were arrested for failure to disperse during demonstrations against the city’s clearing of a large homeless encampment that had developed at Echo Park Lake during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the demonstration on March 25, the Los Angeles Police Department reported that 182 people were arrested. It was not immediately clear if charges were brought against the remaining three people, but the Rob...
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Latest homeless shelter ‘village’ is ready for occupancy in Wilmington

The 15th Council District’s first Tiny Home Village in Wilmington held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. The village is adjacent to Harbor Community College which will be working to enroll all residents of the village at the college and house homeless students. This site is part of the Los Angeles City Council’s initiative which brought online 5,000 new beds during a pandemic year to address homelessness in Los Angeles. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) The 1...
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Councilman Buscaino seeks to resume LA ban on sidewalk encampments during daytime; Councilman Lee seconds motion

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino requested Wednesday that the city resume its ban on sidewalk encampments. Buscaino requested the City Council amend the mayor’s Declaration of Local Emergency and resume enforcement of Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 56.11, which regulates the storage of personal property in public areas. It prohibits people from configuring a tent in any public area from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., except when raining, or if the temperature dips below 50 degrees. ...
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LA considers adding Neutra Reunion House to list of historic monuments

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday will consider adding the Dion Neutra/Reunion House, designed by modernist architect Richard Neutra, to the city’s list of Historic-Cultural Monuments. The hillside home, at 2440 Neutra Place in Silver Lake, was built in 1951 as a speculative home. It was named the “Reunion House,” as it was envisioned to be a house where grandparents would live and family reunions would happen, according to the cultural monument nomination form. Neutra woul...
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Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas calls for ‘Right to Housing’ in LA

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas spoke Tuesday about the need for federal aid and a “Right to Housing” ahead of the City Council’s approval of a resolution to support any legislation that increases rental assistance resources, including housing vouchers, to help the region address its homelessness crisis. “We need to aggressively seek a new paradigm of federal legislation that would effectively support our attempt to scale up our response to this crisis. I think all o...
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LA City Council seeks to make Slow Streets program permanent

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday, June 8, passed a resolution in support of state legislation that would allow Los Angeles to make permanent the city’s Slow Streets program, which was established during the COVID-19 pandemic as a temporary program. The Los Angeles Department of Transportation began temporarily closing portions of residential streets in May 2020 to give pedestrians and cyclists more room to travel and be protected from motorists during the pandemic. Residents...
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Elected officials discussed ways small businesses can tap recovery money

Last year was brutal for many businesses. Restaurants and stores closed for many months. Companies reported massive losses and layoffs. Thousands of small businesses permanently closed their doors. Several elected officials discussed Thursday, June 3, resources available to businesses from federal, state, and local government programs during the “CD12 Business Resiliency” webinar hosted by Los Angeles City Council John Lee. Among guests were U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman, Assemblymember Suzette Martine...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Los Angeles County, John Lee, Los Angeles City, San Fernando Valley


Historic Black church in Venice should get monument status, says LA commission

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission recommended Thursday that the LA City Council nominate a historic Black church in the Oakwood community of Venice to the Historic-Cultural Monument List. The First Baptist Church of Venice was built in 1967 on the corner of Westminster and Seventh avenues in Oakwood, one of the only areas near the ocean in LA where Black people were able to own homes as a result of redlining procedures. The commission’s recommended designation also inclu...
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Can LA’s historic Taix French Restaurant survive? That makes historical designation complicated.

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday unanimously designated Taix French Restaurant as a Historic-Cultural Monument and preserved three physical features, but council members did not protect the restaurant’s structure, which would have complicated a planned development on the property. Although the designation is typically used to protect Los Angeles’ most historically significant structures, owner Mike Taix said the building and the dining environment are both outdated, and th...
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LA City Council condemns police violence against protesters in Colombia

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday, June 2, unanimously condemned police violence against protesters in Colombia and called for a suspension of U.S. arms and crowd control equipment aid to the Colombian government. Colombia’s national police force is accused of beating, detaining and killing protesters over the last month. President Ivan Duque said he does not believe the violence was systemic, according to the New York Times, which reported based on dozens of interviews with witnesses an...
Tags: News, Protest, Congress, Government, White House, Los Angeles, Sport, Colombia, Soccer, United States, New York Times, United Nations, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Usc, Leon


Isaac Bryan sworn in as Assemblyman for 54th District Friday, May 28

Educator and community organizer Isaac Bryan was sworn in to the state Assembly Friday, May 28, at the Capitol in Sacramento after winning a special election outright to represent a district stretching from the Westside to Inglewood. The Democrat had 49.62% of the vote, according to semi-official results released election night on May 18, but a count of nearly 8,000 unprocessed ballots completed three days later raised his total to 50.78%, making him the winner in the six-candidate field without...
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Isaac Bryan to be sworn in as Assemblyman for 54th District Friday, May 28

Educator and community organizer Isaac Bryan will be sworn in to the state Assembly Friday, May 28, at the Capitol in Sacramento after winning a special election outright to represent a district stretching from the Westside to Inglewood. The Democrat had 49.62% of the vote, according to semi-official results released election night on May 18, but a count of nearly 8,000 unprocessed ballots completed three days later raised his total to 50.78%, making him the winner in the six-candidate field wit...
Tags: Elections, News, Senate, Uncategorized, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, House, Sydney, San Diego, Black Lives Matter, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Inglewood, Capitol


Housing for homeless at Westside parks, beaches? LA will study it.

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council agreed Wednesday to move forward with a feasibility study on the possibility of housing homeless people in temporary cabins or camping sites in certain westside parks and beach parking lots — a proposal that has drawn heated opposition from some neighborhood groups. City Councilman Mike Bonin, who proposed the idea, insisted that the action asks only for a “feasibility study,” and was not a final decision on whether such housing would actually be instal...
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LA Council approves plan for spending $56.6 million diverted from LAPD

LOS ANGELES >> The Los Angeles City Council approved plans Tuesday, May 25 for spending $56.6 million in funds that were diverted away from the police department’s budget last year with the goal of investing in programs to benefit communities of color and provide alternatives to traditional policing. The funds are part of a $150 million diversion of money away from the LAPD announced last year in the wake of protests following the death of George Floyd and rising calls to re-imagine public safet...
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LAUSD giving free $50 savings accounts to 13,000 first-graders

LOS ANGELES — More than 13,000 Los Angeles Unified School District first-graders will receive free $50 savings accounts this spring under a program introduced Friday by city, county and district officials, with the effort expanding to more than 35,000 LAUSD students in the fall. “Last year showed why we need ‘Families First’ policies,” Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez said. “Families struggled to stay afloat this pandemic and we know that 40% of families do not have $400 in savin...
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Who should be the next mayor of Los Angeles?

It’s been said that every senator looks in the mirror and sees a future president. The question is how many members of the Los Angeles City Council are looking in their own mirrors these days and gazing upon the city’s next mayor. Given the speculation about current Mayor Eric Garcetti’s potential appointment to a position in the Biden administration, we may be about to find out. Because the council would determine Garcetti’s replacement if he leaves office before his term expires next December,...
Tags: Opinion, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Biden, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, City Hall, Pepperdine University, Assembly, Feuer, Garcetti, Kevin de Leon, Los Angeles Unified School District, John Perez


As LA emerges from pandemic, City Council backs revisions to $11.2 billion ‘recovery’ budget

The Los Angeles City Council on Thursday approved an $11.2 billion budget for the fiscal year beginning July, that includes revisions made by the Budget and Finance Committee aimed at restoring parks services and spending on programs to help Angelenos recover from the effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The revisions were made to a 2021-22 fiscal year budget that also includes just over $1 billion of spending to address homelessness, including funding for permanent supportive housing. The...
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LA spends too much outside of the city, losing sales tax revenue, says controller

LOS ANGELES — The city of Los Angeles could generate millions of dollars in additional tax revenue by putting more emphasis on giving municipal contracts to local businesses, a move that would also support the city’s economy and create jobs, City Controller Ron Galperin said Thursday. Galperin sent a letter to the mayor and City Council, saying city agencies paid $7 million in sales taxes that went to other California jurisdictions for commodity purchases between the 2018 and 2020 fiscal years d...
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CicLAvia cycling group is helping LA expand outdoor dining program

LOS ANGELES — The nonprofit CicLAvia has said it will continue to work with Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to help the city expand its COVID-19 Al Fresco outdoor dining program, which officials are taking steps to make permanent. The program, which began in May 2020 to help restaurants safely serve guests during the COVID-19 pandemic, streamlines requirements and approvals across multiple city departments for outdoor dining on sidewalks, parking lots and str...
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