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February 7, 1995 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Declaring that further study is needed, a committee of the Los Angeles City Council rejected a proposal Monday to put a $100-million bond measure before voters in June to build new police stations in the San Fernando Valley and Mid-Wilshire areas. Despite testimony from residents in support of the plan, the council's Public Safety Committee voted against it until the city can complete a citywide study of the Police Department's building needs.
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June 15, 1994 | BILL BOYARSKY
It was, said Mayor Richard Riordan, the most important press conference he's had since taking office. The mayor once again was in the grips of his addiction to hyperbole. The event, on City Hall steps Monday morning, was certainly important. Riordan and film business execs gave speeches hyping Hollywood's contribution to the local economy. Noteworthy, but looking back on Riordan's year as mayor, the event didn't rank with the fires or the earthquake.
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May 4, 1994 | GREG KRIKORIAN and ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday issued what it called its last, best offer for a two-year contract with police officers, but the police union's president said the $40-million package of wage increases and benefits was sure to be rejected without some modifications. The latest settlement proposal, reached during a lengthy closed-door session of the council, would give the LAPD's 7,500 officers a 3% pay raise Oct. 1 and again the following October.
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April 16, 1992 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and FRANK CLIFFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Willie L. Williams had barely landed in Los Angeles on Wednesday when warring factions in the battle over police reform each tried to cast him as a symbol of their point of view. The powerful Police Protective League was first to hail Williams' expected appointment as new Los Angeles police chief as a vindication of arguments against the proposed reforms.
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February 14, 1985 | ROBERT WELKOS, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday killed an attempt to place a controversial pension reform measure on the June ballot amid warnings by several members that rising stress-related disability pensions awarded to police officers are causing the city treasury to "hemorrhage."
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May 22, 1993 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move that may damage Los Angeles City Council candidate Richard Alarcon among black voters, the head of the San Fernando Valley NAACP branch denied Friday that he had endorsed Alarcon, as Alarcon has claimed. The Rev. Zedar E. Broadous said in an interview that he had not endorsed either Alarcon or Lyle Hall in their June 8 runoff battle to succeed Councilman Ernani Bernardi in the northeast Valley. "I have not endorsed any candidate," Broadous said.
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October 21, 1993 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Richard Riordan and his police plan drew fresh praise from San Fernando Valley business leaders Wednesday, but amid the kudos were warnings that any bid to raise new taxes to pay for the plan will be a hard sell. The tough job Riordan faces is to persuade a skeptical Valley citizenry that City Hall is being run efficiently on its existing revenues, said attorney David Fleming, a city Fire Commission member.
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July 15, 1993 | MARC LACEY and RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS; Times staff writers Jim Newton and Greg Krikorian contributed to this story
Despite grave doubts expressed by the chief of police, Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan stuck by his vow to hire 3,000 officers in the next four years, although he acknowledged Wednesday that it is a tough goal that could take longer to reach than he promised. During the campaign, Riordan said he would add 3,000 officers to the 7,600-officer force in his first term--and would not run again if he failed to meet that promise. On Wednesday, a day after Chief Willie L.
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July 22, 1993 | SCOTT HARRIS
She was walking down the City Hall steps when I saw her, a vision in a gray pin-stripe business suit with a skirt cut well above the knees. The look was corporate but sexy. So petite and yet so leggy. The blond hair, the little pout, the matching accessories . . . I was sure I'd seen her around. Finally, it hit me. "Barbie!" I sidled over, careful not to squash her. "Gosh, it's been years. Last time I saw you, it was that Riordan ad on TV. So how's life at Mattel? Still swell?
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May 18, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A top aide to Mayor Richard Riordan told a panel of religious and civic leaders Thursday that the San Fernando Valley's proposal to break away from Los Angeles would hurt all residents, but especially the poor. Addressing a committee named by Cardinal Roger Mahony to investigate the ethical and moral implications of secession, Deputy Mayor Bill Violante said in the closed-door hearing that breaking up Los Angeles would not benefit anyone.
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