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New contract provides multiple raises for DWP union

LOS ANGELES — Members of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s most powerful union will see a significant bump in pay, with the City Council’s approval June 28 of a new contract for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18. The deal was approved on an 11-3 vote despite three council members’ Read More…

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Indigenous Peoples Day proposal approved by council committee

LOS ANGELES — A proposal to replace Columbus Day with what would be called Indigenous Peoples Day was approved June 14 by a Los Angeles City Council committee. The 3-0 vote by the Elections, Intergovernmental Relations and Neighborhoods Committee sends the proposal to the full council. The proposal includes the recommendation for city staff to Read More…

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Garcetti signs $9.2 billion ‘responsible spending plan’

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti signed the city’s $9.2 billion budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year May 25 while praising it as a responsible spending plan that also reflects the values of the community. The budget, bolstered by a series of voter-approved measures, features major increases for homelessness initiatives, traffic safety improvements and street Read More…