Los Angeles City Council

December 11, 2017

L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson 'Banking' on Cannabis

Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson lays out his vision of a city-chartered bank and a truly "green" cannabis industry.

February 23, 2017

Rick Cole on City Planning: A Call To Action For Civic Leaders

At the recent VerdeXchange 2017/ULI–LA FutureBuild, Rick Cole addressed the systemic, embedded problems in LA’s current politicized planning regime.

October 24, 2016

LA City Councilmember Ryu Candidly Prioritizes City Planning & Development Reform

Councilmember David Ryu provides an update on City of Los Angeles efforts to address the broken planning process that has led to the initiatives on the November and March ballots.

February 25, 2016

LA City Councilmember Ryu’s Top Priority: Constituent Engagement to Build Public Trust

Seven months after the election to represent CD4, TPR checked in on “outsider” candidate David Ryu’s transition into office.

December 21, 2015

Councilmember Blumenfield Finds Creative Funding Sources to Revitalize His LA District

Bob Blumenfield shares innovative ways to fund projects that can create a resurgence in Reseda.

July 23, 2014

O'Farrell Offers Affordable Housing Fixes for LA

Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell argues that the City of LA must establish a permanent source of revenue for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund.

July 23, 2013

Reform? Term Limits Have Produced an Inbred City Council

Ruth Galanter, Los Angeles City Councilmember from 1987 to 2003, examines the downsides of term limits and neighborhood councils.

April 5, 2013

Gina Marie Lindsey Recounts LAX Specific Plan Amendment Study Odyssey

Los Angeles World Airports executive director Gina Marie Lindsey walks TPR through the status of the LAX specific plan amendment, which won recent approvals by the LA Board of Airport Commissioners and the LA County Airport Land Use Commission, two hurdles on a long course towards approval by the Los Angeles City Council.

September 5, 2012

LA City’s Downtown ‘Great 9th’ Is Now Within City Councilmember Huizar’s 14th

Los Angeles City Councilmember José Huizar discusses the revitalization of Broadway and the Downtown Streetcar Project, endeavors that have become his focus since redistricting placed Downtown Los Angeles nearly fully in the 14th Council District.

May 31, 2012

Paul Krekorian: City’s Budget & Finance Chair On LA’s Management of Austerity

LA Councilmember Paul Krekorian, Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee, discusses reducing the budget deficit, the impacts his decisions will have on core services and civil servants, and the tolls and political difficulties that come with taking on a budget crisis during a period of fiscal austerity.

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