LA City Council

December 04, 2018 - 12:35 pm
LOS ANGELES (KNX 1070) - Los Angeles City lawmakers have moved forward a plan to ban all restaurants from giving customers plastic straws - unless they request them. The goal is to have the new law drafted and effective as of April 22, 2019 - Earth Day. The City Council also directed to staff to...
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December 04, 2018 - 9:42 am
(KNX 1070) - Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson is looking to run for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. He wants to represent the district currently represented by Mark Ridley-Thomas, who is termed-out in two years. Wesson is already soliciting donations. Former City...
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November 29, 2018 - 2:44 pm
(KNX 1070) - A very quirky "decades-old state law" has led the Los Angeles City Council to consider increasing speed limits on more than 100 miles of local roads. The dilemma stems from a California law designed to protect drivers from speed traps, requiring cities to post speed limits that reflect...
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November 28, 2018 - 11:44 am
(KNX 1070/CNS) - After years of debate, the Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to regulate and legalize sidewalk vending. "This day for me is another victory in a series of victories we've already won," says one vendor. She adds, "I'm very happy because now we'll have a permit and we'll be...
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November 06, 2018 - 11:12 am
(KNX 1070) - Navigation apps like WAZE are taking heat for creating mini-freeways and traffic jams in some Los Angeles neighborhoods. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council voted to have the transportation department work with Waze and similar companies to try to reduce traffic flows on side...
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August 21, 2018 - 9:18 am
(KNX 1070) - The Los Angeles City Council has approved a nearly $2 million legal settlement stemming from the Skid Row shooting death of a mentally ill man from Cameroon. The shooting in 2015 was caught on police body camera, making it one of the first police shootings in the city with body camera...
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