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Councilman calls on state for more funds for homeless

LOS ANGELES — City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell called on the state to direct $1.2 billion toward the city’s battle against homelessness, matching the amount of a voter-approved municipal bond measure aimed at attacking the problem. “We need to augment our programs and go beyond and push for 20,000 [supportive housing] units or more,” O’Farrell said, Read More…

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Councilman voices opposition to bill extending drinking hours

LOS ANGELES — City Councilman Paul Koretz and a group of activists spoke out May 3 against a bill before the state Legislature that would allow Los Angeles and nine other cities to extend alcohol sales to 4 a.m. Koretz and the activists — including members of Alcohol Justice and the California Alcohol Policy Alliance Read More…

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Council moves forward with campaign fund rules

LOS ANGELES — Amid a federal corruption and bribery investigation that appears related to real estate developments, a Los Angeles City Council committee April 10 moved forward with a proposal to ban developers from contributing to local elections if they have pending projects in need of city approval. The proposed changes would also include a Read More…