Danny Feingold: Public health advocates fear that a mega-agency would favor medical care, relegating ambitious prevention initiatives to second-class status.
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LA Top Cops: LA’s cop culture remains what it’s always been—tribal and brutal—whether it’s Bratton and Baca or Beck and McDonnell running our largest police agencies.
Cheryl Ford: I understand that Ezell Ford had a “history.” I get that Ezell may have been involved in gang activity. Neither are punishable by death.
Peter Dreier: Why did LA County Supervisor Mike Antonovich hire a phony corporate-backed ‘research’ firm to kill the minimum wage plan?
Rosemary Jenkins: Currently, about one million Angelenos are working for starvation wages but after this ordinance goes into effect, at least three quarters of a million workers and their families will have more spending power which will change the quality of their lives forever.
Randy Shaw: L.A. is suffering from a wave of Ellis Act evictions that local officials have the ability to stop.
Michael Haas: Ryu refused contributions from developers, and promised never to accept any money from developers while in office.
Dick Platkin: Mayor Garcetti’s pLAn, like Mayor Villaraigosa’s Green LA, is nothing more than an Executive action, without any formal, legislative component. It includes a plan-like document and a Mayoral directive to City Departments, along with a public relations outreach program.
Rudy Acuña: Land speculation is part of the culture of the City of the Angels; it pits developers against homeowners and landlords against renters. Billions if not trillions of dollars have been made bulldozing people.
Pui-Yee Yu: Even as lawmakers explore the practical and technical issues surrounding regulation of their trade, 50,000 vendors continue working in fear of harsh prosecution.
Joe Mathews: In Exactly Four Years From Today, L.A.’s Thirst for Water and the NFL Could Be Quenched
Sikivu Hutchinson: While law enforcement has made slow progress toward diversification, fire departments nationwide also remain stubbornly white and male, with women representing less than 4% of the workforce.
Mario Solis-Marich: Beyond the fact that Lopez violated campaign rules and littering ordinances, the incident makes questions about her judgment fair game.