LA City Council Votes To Have City Pursue Changes To Restaurant Permit ProcessesThe Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to instruct city agencies and departments to pursue changes that would make it easier for restaurants to provide outdoor dining amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Former LA City Councilman Tom LaBonge Dies At 67During his tenure on the council, LaBonge helped expand Griffith Park, oversaw the restoration and expansion of the Griffith Observatory, and helped create the Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Hollywood.
LA City Council Approves Redistribution Of $100 Million Cut From LAPD BudgetThe Los Angeles city council voted unanimously on Wednesday to put $100 million, which was cut from the LAPD budget earlier this year, toward community programs in underserved neighborhoods.
LA City Council Calling For Closure Of Whiteman Airport In Pacoima Due To 'Obvious Safety Risk'Los Angeles City Council members are echoing residents' concerns in calling to close down the decades-old Whiteman Airport due to environmental and safety concerns.
LA City Council Seeks To Expand Program That Houses Homeless Residents In Motel, Hotel RoomsProject Roomkey, which is led by the county and the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, houses people 65 or older, those who have underlying medical conditions and those people with other health risks.
LAPD 'Fully Supports' City Council's Vote To Move Forward With Plan To Use Unarmed Crisis Teams For Nonviolent 911 CallsThe calls handled by unarmed specialists could include mental health, substance abuse, suicide threats, behavioral distress, conflict resolution and welfare checks.
Ridley-Thomas Sends LA City Council Race Opponent Yoo Cease And Desist Letter Over Website Using His NameGrace Yoo defended the website bearing the name of Mark Ridley-Thomas as a fair part of her campaign to inform voters about "some information his campaign is not talking about," the website states.
LA To Use $6M Of CARES Act Funding To Help Street Vendors Get Permits, Equipment Amid COVID-19 StrugglesLos Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to use $6 million in federal CARES Act funding to help street vendors procure equipment and permits needed to comply with local laws.
LA City Council Members Seek To Build Statue Of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgThe proposal was put forth by LA City Council President Nury Martinez, Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez and Councilman David Ryu, who noted the late justice was a daughter of immigrants and the first in her family to go to college.
Following Months Of Less Traffic, LA City Council Votes To Encourage Businesses To Provide More Remote Work OptionsLos Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to seek ways to incentivize businesses to provide more ways for employees to work remotely to help decrease traffic and carbon emissions.
LA City Council Unanimously Votes To Establish Juneteenth As Official City HolidayThe Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to begin the process of making Juneteenth an official city holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States.