Cheryl Dorsey: Errant police officers who have been found guilty of serious misconduct at a Board of Rights hearing have routinely been allowed to leave the department, in the middle of the night, under a cloud of mystery and suspicion. This is part of the LAPD culture.
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Rosemary Jenkins: It is just counterintuitive that our economy can grow if people have no money to spend! Earn more, spend more–on housing, cars, food, clothing, all of which then generates more jobs at the retail level, manufacturing, construction, and so forth.
Larry Wines: One obvious red flag is that Live Nation’s proposal includes a new “Greek Theatre Community Trust” — a fund controlled by Live Nation — “for the purpose of irrevocably receiving funds generated through a ‘special ticket sales program.'”
Joe Mathews: You take our money. You cause massive traffic jams. And you don’t pay attention to our biggest problems.
Jasmyne Cannick: As an African-American in Los Angeles, I believe in fighting police misconduct wherever it rears its ugly head here in the Southland, but this ain’t a case of it.
Bobbi Murray: The Los Angeles City Council is expected to soon take up an introductory motion that would raise compensation for more than half a million employees throughout the city now laboring at California’s minimum $9 hourly standard.
Joe Rihn: Amid cheers from labor and community supporters, 12 of the 15 Los Angeles City Council members voted Wednesday in favor of an ordinance that will raise the minimum wage for workers in large hotels to $15.37 per hour.
Bobbi Murray: On the table: a $15.37 hourly wage for hotel employees at some of the biggest and most lucrative non-unionized hotels in the City of Los Angeles.
Lindsey Horvath: The overwhelming number of the lowest paid workers in this industry – housekeepers – are women, who also are the overwhelming number of domestic violence victims.
Patty Bellasalma: This week the Los Angeles City Council voted to adopt Ferguson like “quality of life” violations ignoring the dangers of unfettered police power to communities of color in order to increase city coffers.
Marcy Winograd: A group of beach maintenance workers in Santa Monica just signed Industrial Workers of the World petitions to collectively bargain with the city of Santa Monica
Peter Bibring: If LAPD is focused on preventing future crimes, then one of the best ways to do that is to catch people who are committing crimes today.
Victor Narro: The Raise LA policy is a model of a living wage that would help a large immigrant workforce, mostly women, win dignity and respect in the workplace.