Index
Tuesday
Aug182015

POLITICS (National, State, Local/California Central Coast): 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump, immigration: "Trump plan: Make immigrants pay for 'permanent border wall' and deport millions"; California, Central Coast (Santa Maria), "Killing in Santa Maria becomes flashpoint in debate on illegal immigration" ....

***2016 presidential election, Donald Trump, immigration....

* Los Angeles Times:  "Trump plan: Make immigrants pay for 'permanent border wall' and deport millions"

* Los Angeles Times:  "Killing in Santa Maria becomes flashpoint in debate on illegal immigration"

Tuesday
Aug182015

L.A. CITY HALL: Affordable housing, inclusionary zoning, editorial: "How to get more affordable housing in Los Angeles" ....

* Los Angeles Times (editorial):  "How to get more affordable housing in Los Angeles" - From the LAT:

Los Angeles has an affordable housing crisis. Housing prices in Los Angeles have grown four times faster than incomes since 2000. And half of all households in the region spend more than the recommended 30% of their income on rent or mortgage payments, leaving less money for food, healthcare, transportation and savings. Yet Los Angeles leaders haven't done enough to create more affordable housing. Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City Council leaders must act, and they can start by sponsoring legislation that empowers cities to require new developments to include low- and moderate-income units.

This policy — known as inclusionary zoning . . . . . . . .

New York City has had voluntary inclusionary zoning for years, but Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed requiring that up to 30% of new apartments be affordable when a development or neighborhood is rezoned to increase density. In California, nearly 200 cities have adopted inclusionary zoning laws, but they've operated under a cloud in recent years because of lawsuits. A California Supreme Court ruling this year partially removed the roadblock, allowing inclusionary zoning in new for-sale housing projects. Los Angeles leaders should consider imposing that requirement.

But under another court decision, cities are barred under state law from imposing the same requirements on new rental housing. The decision stems from a case brought by ................

Tuesday
Aug182015

SACRAMENTO: Proposition 39, "clean jobs" initiative, "Lawmaker calls for oversight hearings on green jobs measure"; AB 359, "Jerry Brown signs job protection for grocery workers"; pension reform, "San Jose drops appeal of pension 'California rule'" ....  

***Various items relating to doings in and/or around the Capitol....

* Calpensions: "San Jose drops appeal of pension 'California rule'"

* San Francisco Chronicle (AP):  "Lawmakers call for oversight hearings on green jobs measure

* Sacramento Bee:  "Jerry Brown signs job protection for grocery workers"

Tuesday
Aug182015

POLITICS (National): 2016 presidential election: Hillary Clinton, "Facing Money Gap, Hillary Clinton Slowly Warms to 'Super PAC' Gifts"; Jeb Bush, "Jeb Bush, seemingly perfect on paper, just hasn't caught on with GOP voters"; Donald Trump, "Trump driving migrant debate among GOP field" ....

Tuesday
Aug182015

L.A. CITY HALL/LEGAL: "Predatory towing," illegal towing and storage of vehicles, criminal charges: "Twoing Company Was 'Holding Vehicles' For 'Ransom,' City Attorney Says"; also, "Impound firm accused of predatory towing in Northridge" ....  

***Predatory towing, impound of vehicles -- criminal charges.... 

* Los Angeles Times:  "Impound firm accused of predatory towing in Northridge"

* LA Weekly:  "Towing Company Was 'Holding Vehicles' For 'Ransom,' City Attorney Says"