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September 20, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
The reshuffling continues at Los Angeles City Hall as Felipe Fuentes, who has been Mayor James K. Hahn's point person on secession and San Fernando Valley issues, announced that he is quitting as deputy mayor to become chief of staff for City Council President Alex Padilla. Fuentes replaces Monique Kagan, who is resigning as Padilla's top advisor, effective next month, to spend more time with her children. Fuentes worked for Padilla from 1999 to 2001 before joining Hahn's office.
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August 18, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
The head of the Valley secession group said Friday that Los Angeles City Council President Alex Padilla should be ousted because of his removal of Councilman Hal Bernson from a panel studying the issue. Valley VOTE President Jeff Brain, who lives in Glendale, sent an e-mail to dozens of the group's supporters asking whether they would support such a campaign. Padilla's camp dismissed Brain's e-mails.
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July 24, 2001
Addressing a major complaint of secessionists in the San Fernando Valley, Harbor and Hollywood, City Council President Alex Padilla on Monday proposed a council committee to provide better access to city government. The Committee on Neighborhoods and Schools would oversee the system of neighborhood councils, which are forming to ease secessionists' contentions that they do not have a voice at City Hall. Secessionists are pressing for votes in November 2002 on Valley and Harbor-area cityhood.
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October 26, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police Chief William J. Bratton endorsed City Council President Alex Padilla on Tuesday in his race for the 20th Senate District seat in the San Fernando Valley. Bratton credited Padilla with helping to cut crime in his district. The 1991 Christopher Commission on police reform concluded that "it is unseemly for the chief to use that position to influence the political process." Bratton's spokeswoman, Mary Grady, said the city Ethics Commission had told him that he could endorse a candidate.
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July 14, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Making his first leadership appointment as president of the Los Angeles City Council, Alex Padilla named Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski the panel's assistant president pro tempore on Friday. In her new role, Miscikowski, who abandoned her own quest for the presidency to support Padilla, will preside over council meetings when Padilla and President Pro Tempore Mark Ridley-Thomas are unavailable.
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May 26, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY
City Atty. James Hahn announced Tuesday that he has endorsed Alex Padilla for the northeast San Fernando Valley's 7th Los Angeles City Council District seat. "I've seen firsthand Alex's work as a building and safety commissioner," Hahn said. "He worked with us on shutting down crack houses in our residential neighborhoods and forcing slumlords to clean up their act."
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June 3, 2000 | PATRICK MCGREEVY
Los Angeles City Councilman Alex Padilla asked the council on Friday to ban the Community Redevelopment Agency from using eminent domain powers in the northeast San Fernando Valley to force owners of residential properties to sell for development. In a motion submitted to the council for future consideration, Padilla also proposed that the redevelopment agency focus on developing projects on commercial and industrial properties, while also helping first-time home-buyers.
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April 8, 2000
Citing slum conditions in the Sundown Trailer Park, City Councilman Alex Padilla called Friday for the city Housing Department and building inspectors to take action to improve conditions in the San Fernando Road park. Padilla said trailers in the park have no running water, electricity or heat and the area is infested with rats. The Sylmar park, Padilla said, "poses a public safety risk to the children and other residents. . . .
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March 26, 2000 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
Los Angeles City Councilman Alex Padilla has introduced a motion asking the city Recreation and Parks Department to lease land at Hansen Dam for a new youth baseball field. The land would be leased to Little League of America, which would develop the property with funds donated by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Padilla said. Under the terms of the lease, the city parks department would maintain the field for the first three years of the lease.
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May 21, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY
Los Angeles City Council candidate Corinne Sanchez continued to attack 7th District rival Alex Padilla on Thursday for his actions as a building commissioner, saying he voted to grant extensions to nuisance properties in the district 90% of the time. Sanchez and Padilla are locked in an increasingly bitter contest to represent the northeast San Fernando Valley district on the Los Angeles City Council. The election is June 8.
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