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February 2, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
After meeting with Mayor James K. Hahn's four major challengers, City Controller Laura Chick said Tuesday that she would not endorse anyone in the March 8 election. The controller, who publicly withdrew her endorsement from the mayor last year amid audits critical of his administration, said she would probably make an endorsement in the runoff election. Chick also said she offered all the candidates her views on city issues and discussed specific city audits with them.
July 24, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
City Controller Laura Chick said Monday that she would not run for the City Council's 5th District in 2009 when she is forced from office by term limits. This year, she expressed interest in the Westside district because she grew up there. Since then, a recall effort has been launched against incumbent Jack Weiss, who is running for city attorney in 2009. Also Monday, former City Controller Rick Tuttle said he was exploring running for the 5th District seat.
June 16, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The city is owed $500,000 in products and services that vendors never delivered, according to a report released Thursday by Controller Laura Chick. The report also found that the city was overcharged $145,000 in delivery cost by the construction firm Nixon-Egli Equipment Co. The money has been repaid. "Too often the city enters into a contract and then walks away without careful monitoring to ensure that we get what we are paying for and that we are charged the right prices," Chick said.
February 18, 1993 | JAMES RAINEY
The president of the city's Board of Airport Commissioners, Robert A. Chick, announced Wednesday that he is resigning to prevent any appearance of conflict of interest during his wife's bid for a City Council seat representing the southwestern San Fernando Valley. Chick, who has served on the commission for nine years, said in a letter to Mayor Tom Bradley that the resignation was necessary to maintain "the highest standard of ethical behavior."
January 10, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Los Angeles schools Supt. Roy Romer met with City Controller Laura Chick on Monday and promised he would let her examine recent audits of the school district. But he stopped short of agreeing to let her perform her own audit. The previous audits will be handed over to Chick, although school officials believe she has no standing to ask for them under California's Public Records Act.
November 11, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Ethics Commission has approved fines against five businesses that exceeded contribution limits in giving to City Controller Laura Chick's 2001 campaign. The commission levied fines of $500 each against Rogers and Associates, Consensus Planning Group and the Drive Political Fund, as well as $250 each against International Union of Operating Engineers Local 501 and California Home Builders.
March 10, 2008 | Duke Helfand, Times Staff Writer
As a wave of high-profile gang shootings continues to rattle parts of Los Angeles, city leaders are locked in a turf battle of their own over who should control gang-prevention programs and the millions of dollars to pay for them. Each side blames the other for waging the kind of political infighting that for years has hamstrung the city's ability to combat some of the nation's worst youth violence.
May 6, 2009
Re "Patt Morrison Asks: Laura Chick, California's eagle eye," Opinion, May 2 What have you done with Patt Morrison? Here is a woman with wit, wisdom and a way with words, and you have her doing a question-and-answer column? Please bring back her column -- it was a joy to read. This new format is not her. Let her do what she does best: entertain us and lighten our day. Anadel Miller Whittier :: After taking away so much from its subscribers in recent months, The Times has finally given something back -- Patt Morrison, returning with a weekly column on Saturdays.
November 10, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY
Two Los Angeles City Council members are urging the city to resist splitting the San Fernando Valley into two area codes. The state Public Utilities Commission this week designated a new 747 code for the southwest Valley should a new code become necessary. But in a motion submitted to the council Tuesday, members Laura Chick of Tarzana and Hal Bernson of Granada Hills urged the PUC to keep the city portion of the Valley under one area code.
September 17, 1995
As a constituent of Laura Chick's, I am horrified and outraged by her desire to halt the expansion of the LAPD's ranks because of her concerns that sexism and racism will not be adequately addressed in the recruitment process. In the last two months, I have witnessed the immediate aftermath of two homicides right here in Ms. Chick's district. The growing sense of fear in our streets is palpable. What is truly ironic is the fact that just several weeks ago, Ms. Chick grabbed headlines by declaring the City Council a bastion of sexism and sexual harassment.
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