CRA/LA Continuation Ordinance Approved

City Council vote returns agency to full operation LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles City Council today approved ordinances that reinstate the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles to full operation after state legislation had put the agency’s operations on hold. “We’re grateful the mayor and City Council…

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DWP Issues New Lawn Watering Rules

Residents would be able to turn on their sprinklers three days a week -- as opposed to just two days -- under a new water rationing schedule approved today by the LA Board of Water and Power Commissioners. The City Council still has to sign off on the plan before…

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VIOLENT CRIME DOWN 11 PERCENT AT MID-YEAR MARK

MAYOR ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSACity of Los AngelesJuly 9, 2010MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA, CHIEF BECK REPORT VIOLENT CRIME DOWN 11 PERCENT AT  MID-YEAR MARK Crime continues to drop in Los Angeles for the 8th consecutive yearLOS ANGELES - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today joined Chief CharlieBeck to report an 11 percent drop in violent crime,…

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CITY CONTROLLER RELEASES AUDIT SHOWING CITY ONLY COLLECTS 53% OF BILLS OWED

Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Uncollected, Widening City’s Budget Deficit to view complete Audit click here July 1st, 2010(LOS ANGELES) – In her continued attempt to reduce the City’s budget deficit, City Controller Wendy Greuel released her audit today of the City’s billings and collections practices, which found that for the…

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SMALL BUSINESSES INITIATIVE IN LOS ANGELES

MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA AND GOLDMAN SACHS JOIN TOGETHER TO LAUNCH 10,000 LOS ANGELES - Mayor Villaraigosa announced that Los Angeles would join The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative. The initiative will drive economic growth and create jobs by providing $20 million in small business loans and by subsidizing business…

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L.A. council bans most official travel to Arizona

Members, arguing that the new immigration law could lead to racial profiling, also vote to bar future city contracts with companies in that state. The Los Angeles City Council, protesting Arizona's tough crackdown on illegal immigration, voted Wednesday to ban most city travel to Arizona and future contracts with companies…

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CONTROLLER GREUEL RELEASES FOLLOW-UP AUDIT OF RECREATION AND PARKS CONCESSION CONTRACTS

City Controller Wendy Greuel released a follow-up audit today of how the City’s Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP)manages its concession contracts.  The follow-up audit found that RAP had fully implemented 20 % of the recommendations, while 70% were partially implemented or in progress and 10% had not been acted…

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CITY CAN’T FIND 45% OF ITEMS PURCHASED WITH TAXPAYER FUNDS

CONTROLLER GREUEL RELEASES AUDIT SHOWING CITY CAN’T FIND 45% OF ITEMS PURCHASED WITH TAXPAYER FUNDSHundreds of Other Items Purchased More Than a Year Ago, Sitting Unused(Los Angeles) - City Controller Wendy Greuel released an audit today showing that various City departments could not locate hundreds of items purchased with taxpayer…

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Investigation of Inappropriate Behavior by DWP Employees

DATE: April 29, 2010 As you may be aware, KCBS Channel 2 is promoting an upcoming investigative report on alleged inappropriate behavior of City Employees involving drinking, driving and other inappropriate behavior.  The story involves LADWP crews and will air tonight during their 11:00 PM newscast.  KCBS conducted this investigation…

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Wendy Greuel: The four steps to fix L.A.'s budget problems

A common refrain at City Hall is that city government must act more like a business, spending taxpayer dollars more efficiently and effectively. I couldn't agree more. In fact, the 4 million Angelenos are essentially shareholders in city government and are entitled to know its financial condition and how it…

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