POLITICS (National): New York mayor's race, New York Times: "Labor Seeks Influence in New York's Mayoral Race"
SACRAMENTO: Pay raises for state employees? Restoration of pay cuts to state's top elected officials??
SACRAMENTO: State budget, 22 trailer bills, "budget dust," commentary (Dan Morain), "Budget goodies not so good for open process"....
SACRAMENTO: State budget, trailer bill AB 76, reports, commentary, "California's budget bill would gut sunshine law"; editorial, "Keeping public information public"....
MORNING MEMOS: Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti, in New York to meet with NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg;Los Angeles County, approval, commitment of $8.5 million to Marina del Rey upgrades; San Bernardino County, approval, additional funding to fight lawsuits related to Cadiz pipeline....
POLITICS/SPORTS (Bay Area): San Jose, federal lawsuit filed by city of San Jose vs. Major League Baseball over stalled effort to allow Oakland A's to move....
L.A. CITY HALL: Millennium Hollywood project, report, Planning & Land Use Management Committee approval, revised project, shorter, bulkier buildings than originally proposed; commentary, Caltrans' concerns regarding traffic, CEQA issues....
POLITICS (State, Local): Villaraigosa, radio interview: "I want to run for governor"....
L.A. CITY HALL: Los Angeles City Council, tentative approval, 11-1 vote, ban on single-use plastic grocery and carryout bags, final vote to be taken next week....
POLITICS (National): New York City mayoral election, lackluster field of candidates, NYT op-ed, "Lesser Lights, Big City"....
AFTERNOON MEMOS: Litigation, Ron Tutor, former L.A. County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley and former Deputy Dist. Atty. Alan Jackson on legal team in Hollywood lawsuits; Westwood Village, revitalization efforts; California median housing prices, major increases, May-over-May 2012-2013, largest percentage increase in more than three decades....
POLITICS (National): Detroit financial distress, city appears to be on brink of filing for bankruptcy, report, "In Embattled Detroit, No Talk of Sharing Pain"....
L.A. CITY HALL: Political satire (The Regardie Report), "Lots of Suggestions For Eric Garcetti"....
SACRAMENTO: State budget, new education spending formula, report, "Schools with fewer needy students decry California funding change"....
SACRAMENTO: 2014 elections, announcement, former Common Cause vice president Derek Cressman running for California Secretary of State....
SACRAMENTO: SB 71, trailer bill to state budget package, Public Records Act requests, report, editorial, "California legislature launches sneak attack on government accountability"....
L.A. CITY HALL: Proposal to create a Los Angeles city health department, estimated cost, more than $330 million a year....
L.A. CITY HALL: Eric Garcetti, understated approach, disparate styles between Garcetti and Villaraigosa; no black-tie inaugural, he will instead have a public party in Grand Park....
POLITICS/EDUCATION: Los Angeles Unified School District: "New LAUSD board member Monica Ratliff seeks end to 'business as usual'"....
L.A. CITY HALL: Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti, announcement, his longtime council aide Ana Guerrero to be chief of staff in mayor's office....
LOCAL GOVERNMENT (Ontario, Los Angeles): Los Angeles World Airports, control of LA/Ontario International Airport: "LA mayor asks Ontario to reopen negotiations for ONT"....
POLITICS/WATER: Litigation filed challenging Delta Plan, at least five lawsuits filed against the plan so far....
POLITICS (State, Local): California economy, county-by-county breakdown, monthly report on jobs and unemployment: Dan Walters, "California's inland city budget still weak"....
POLITICS (Bay Area): San Francisco, condo conversions, tenancies-in-common: "S.F. tenants win a battle over rental conversions".....
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