Peter Dreier: Why did LA County Supervisor Mike Antonovich hire a phony corporate-backed ‘research’ firm to kill the minimum wage plan?
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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.
Joe Mathews: The former State Assembly Speaker and two-term Mayor of Los Angeles isn’t just ‘The Latino Candidate’
David Holtzman: Forget “voter fatigue.” Combat complacency. Go vote “no” or you’ll be responsible for huge mandatory gratuities to otherwise termed-out politicians.
Joe Mathews: The very thing that makes politics and governance in L.A. so confusing—all the different governments and elections in 88 cities, 150 or so school districts, and hundreds of special districts—makes this a great place for experimenting.