The Los Angeles City Council is considering relaxing a ban that prohibits construction on city streets during rush hour.
A Southland lawmaker and utility officials held a “water summit” Friday to encourage voters to approve a $7.5 billion bond measure on the ballot in November.
The committee may take as much as another month before a vote to recommend the rate increase.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa lobbied for transportation funds on Capitol Hill Thursday.
The Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency has allocated $885 million for projects throughout the city before it is possibly dissolved under terms of the austerity budget Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed for California.