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Eric Garcetti Wins Mayor Race, Pot Shop Limit Passes

  Eric Garcetti triumphs in the LA mayoral race (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty) It’s official: Eric Garcetti has won the race for Los Angeles mayor over Wendy Greuel, who conceded this morning. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Garcetti earned 54 percent of the votes and Greuel had 46 percent, ABC …

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Final EIR of City of Los Angeles’ Proposed Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance

The City of Los Angeles is proposing to adopt and implement an ordinance to ban single-use plastic carryout bags, charge a fee on paper bags, and promote the use of reusable bags at specified retailers in the City of Los Angeles.  The Final EIR is available at City of Los Angeles …

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Today Is the Last Day to Register to Vote in the May 21 Mayoral Election

Eligible residents must register to vote by Monday, May 6, 2013 in order to be able to vote in the May 21, 2013 City of Los Angeles General Municipal and Special Elections. To be eligible to vote, you must be a citizen of the United States and 18 years old by …

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Mayor Villaraigosa Announces $5 Million in Grants for Earthquake Early Warning System

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined with the US Geological Survey and the Los Angeles/Long Beach Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Approval Authority members to announce $5 million in federal funds for the region’s Earthquake Early Warning System. “Our partners at the US Geological Survey and Caltech have been working on the …

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Mayor to Eliminate Neighborhood Council Election Funding

This week neighborhood councils were blindsided by the Mayor’s office.  The Mayor said that because the Proposition A sales tax measure failed to pass, he will not include funding for 2014 neighborhood council elections in his proposed budget.  If neighborhood councils want elections, they will need to collectively surrender 20 percent of their proposed $37,000 …

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YOU Can Help Balance the City’s Budget

It’s here, it’s here! Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa invites you to take the Los Angeles Budget Challenge. Developed with input from the City’s Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates, the survey gives you the opportunity to share your priorities for balancing the City’s budget. For the next fiscal year, the City of …

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