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World Cup bid should be a lock for North America, but it's not and here's why

The Los Angeles City Council considered Tuesday a proposal that would have the city seek to host events for the 2026 World Cup. The Rose Bowl in Pasadena and the NFL stadium under construction in Inglewood are also in the running to stage World Cup games. The only thing they need now is a World...

Temporary trailers for homeless people planned on downtown city lot

Los Angeles city leaders are planning to house dozens of homeless people in trailers on a city-owned downtown lot as a possible model for citywide temporary shelters. A proposal that will be submitted to the City Council on Tuesday calls for installing five trailers on a parking lot at Arcadia...

L.A. lawmakers look to sue big oil companies over climate change — and the costs that stem from it

Two members of the Los Angeles City Council called Friday for legal action against an array of petroleum companies, saying fossil fuel emissions have contributed to natural disasters and “abnormally intense weather patterns” that are proving costly for taxpayers. The push for financial reimbursement...

Beware: How Global One Management’s Questionable Practices Entangled Politicians, Child Actors And The Homeless

EXCLUSIVE: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein and seven members of the L.A. City Council earlier this year signed glowing letters of support for a talent showcase and charity run out of the downtown loft...Show More Summary

Council approves ‘linkage fees’ on developers to pay for affordable housing

The new fees could bring in over $100 million annually Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s proposal to charge fees to developers that would pay for affordable housing won the full support of the City Council on Wednesday. “This is simply...Show More Summary

L.A. agrees to pay nearly $300,000 to settle case of woman who died in LAPD jail cell

The Los Angeles City Council agreed Wednesday to pay up to $298,000 to settle a legal matter stemming from the controversial death of a woman who authorities say hanged herself in a downtown jail cell. The 13-0 vote was the latest development in a bitter dispute that began soon after Wakiesha Wilson’s...

'Surfer bros' protest house party crackdown at L.A. City Council meeting

Los Angeles City Council meetings are often criticized as political theater, but Wednesday’s hearing really was a show. Two comedians posed as surfer bros at the hearing, testifying against a city proposal to crack down on house parties. Calling himself a “house party enthusiast,” Chad Kroeger...

By legalizing recreational marijuana sales, LA will ‘set the tone for the rest of the country’

Recreational pot sales will be legal in California in January Los Angeles is well on its way to legalizing recreational marijuana after the City Council unanimously approved Wednesday a framework to regulate sales of the drug. Once signed...Show More Summary

Council committee approves 'sanctuary' label for L.A. and rules on border wall contractors

A Los Angeles City Council committee backed a plan Thursday to formally declare L.A. a “city of sanctuary” — a symbolic gesture that comes as city leaders battle President Trump’s administration over immigration policies. The council’s Immigrant Affairs, Civil Rights and Equity Committee voted...

L.A. officials weighing $103.3 million in financial aid for downtown developer

A developer seeking to build 1,130 hotel rooms across from the Los Angeles Convention Center could receive $103.3 million in public financial assistance over 25 years under a proposal heading to the City Council. New York City-based Lightstone Group could secure an amount equal to 100% of the hotel...

City Council adopts new community plans for South and Southeast LA

They’ll guide development in the area for years to come New community plans to guide development in South and Southeast Los Angeles were unanimously adopted by the Los Angeles City Council last week, paving the way years of future growth...Show More Summary

Legalize street vendors

In the protracted, years-long effort to legalize street vending in Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council members have often praised sidewalk selling as the first rung on the entrepreneurial ladder and vendors as hardworking Angelenos just trying to make an honest living. So why, then,...

Los Angeles mayor defies skeptics, says he may run for the White House

Eric Garcetti, the mayor of Los Angeles, says he's considering a run for the White House. Garcetti is a two-term mayor of the second-largest city in the US, and served on the City Council for 12 years. He pointed to President DonaldShow More Summary

Los Angeles City Council members seek safer libraries

Los Angeles City Council members have introduced motions aimed at making the city's 73 public libraries safer following reports of people using drugs, engaging in lewd behavior and viewing online … Click to Continue »

David Cunningham Jr., former L.A. City Councilman, dies at 82

David Cunningham Jr., who succeeded Tom Bradley on the Los Angeles City Council in 1973 and emerged as a forceful voice at City Hall for African Americans, has died. Cunningham, 82, died Wednesday at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center following a battle with cancer, said his son...

City Council signs off on developer for high-profile Lincoln Heights Jail redevelopment

The proposed reboot of the Art Deco landmark will bring residential, commercial, and manufacturing space to the site The Los Angeles City Council today approved a developer that beat out two other finalists in a bid to redevelop theShow More Summary

Hollywood Reporter building now a city landmark

Will that save it from demolition? In a big victory for preservationists, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to declare the former Sunset Boulevard headquarters of The Hollywood Reporter a Historic-Cultural Monument. That...Show More Summary

L.A. considers stricter banking rules in wake of Wells Fargo scandal

A Los Angeles City Council committee is scheduled today to examine a plan to tighten up rules on banks that want to do business with the city as a response to the Wells Fargo fake accounts scandal. The City Council approved a motion in November that would amend the city's Responsible Banking Investment...

In formal vote, L.A. replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day

The Los Angeles City Council approved an amended ordinance Friday replacing Columbus Day in October with Indigenous Peoples Day as an official L.A. holiday. The council already debated the issue in August, when it asked the city attorney to draft the ordinance, so the vote in approval of the language...

L.A. considers hiring homeless people to clean up litter on the streets

Los Angeles is considering employing homeless people to clean litter and trash from streets, sidewalks and alleys. According to the City Council motion that would create a pilot program, the city receives an average of 200 requests per day through its 311 mobile app and website regarding dumping,...

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