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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2010 | By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles receives barely half of the tens of millions of dollars it is owed in parking citations each year, according to an audit released Thursday that called for more aggressive collection efforts. The audit, by City Controller Wendy Greuel, found the city is collecting only 53% of the money owed on parking citations. The annual haul still totals a hefty $130 million — a major revenue source for a city mired in a budget crisis that has forced layoffs and deep service cuts.
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April 6, 2010 | By Phil Willon and Maeve Reston
The city's top financial official issued a grim assessment of the escalating budget crisis Monday, warning that Los Angeles could be unable to pay its bills in just over four weeks. City Controller Wendy Greuel declared an "urgent financial crisis" and said the only way to continue paying bills in the short term was to begin to drain the city's already limited emergency reserve. Greuel's announcement was the latest development in an increasingly bitter standoff between the City Council and the city's Department of Water and Power over how much the municipal utility should charge ratepayers and how much it should contribute to the city's treasury.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2011 | By David Zahniser and Jessica Garrison, Los Angeles Times
Angered by reports of lavish, taxpayer-funded restaurant meals and a high-priced payout for the fired executive director of Los Angeles' housing authority, city leaders on Tuesday pushed for more direct, local control of the beleaguered agency. Council members Jan Perry, Eric Garcetti and Dennis Zine introduced a motion calling on the governor and state lawmakers to work with housing officials in Washington to overhaul the governance of the $800-million-a-year federally funded entity responsible for sheltering 60,000 needy Angelenos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 2012 | By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times
With Los Angeles' mayoral primary less than 12 weeks away, the race is taking on a sharper focus after a weekend skirmish between City Controller Wendy Greuel and a rival who hopes to pull support from her political base among white voters in the San Fernando Valley. Of the eight candidates vying in the March 5th primary, Greuel is one of the best known. Yet one of her least-known adversaries, Republican Kevin James, is posing a potential threat to her quest for a spot in the May 21st runoff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 2009 | Maeve Reston
A judge said Tuesday that City Controller Wendy Greuel should have outside legal counsel in a legal dispute between the former city attorney and Greuel's predecessor over the controller's authority to conduct audits that assess the performance of programs run by other elected officials. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark V. Mooney said he would delay entering a final decision for at least two weeks so the City Council could decide whether to allow Greuel to hire an outside lawyer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 2010
Los Angeles World Airports General Manager Gina Marie Lindsey — $326,855 Police Chief Charlie Beck — $307,290 Harbor General Manager Geraldine Knatz — $300,964 City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana — $256,803 Mayor Antonio Villariagosa — $232,425 Recreation and Parks General Manager Jon K. Mukri — $229,074 City Atty. Carmen Trutanich — $214,546 Planning Director Gail S. Goldberg (retired) — $212,829 L.A. Zoo General Manager John Lewis — $210,908 City Librarian Martin Gomez — $210,000 Controller Wendy Greuel — $196,667 City Treasurer Joya De Foor — $181,530 The 15 City Council members — $178,789 Source: Database posted by City Controller Wendy Greuel.
OPINION
February 22, 2013
Re "Greuel calls 2 top foes liars," Feb. 21 The negative turn that the Los Angeles mayor's race has taken is heartbreaking. City Controller Wendy Greuel is my candidate, but the field includes several others with the integrity and intelligence to make great mayors, giving our city the kind of proactive, focused leadership that we sorely need. One will win, but must the others emerge from this contest bruised and enemies? Is there no way for an electoral contest - especially when the political differences among the candidates are relatively minor - to be waged without the kind of acrimony that alienates voters and sullies the democratic process?
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