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May 8, 1993 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lanark Park is a rarity in the war against escalating criminal activity in the city's public spaces. It is a place where the good guys won. But the 19-acre park, now free of drug dealers after an intensive cleanup effort, remains a battleground as candidates in the 3rd District City Council race struggle to prove each is the toughest crime-fighter in the Valley.
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September 11, 2009 | Maeve Reston
The Los Angeles City Council breathed new life this week into a lawsuit over whether the city controller can conduct performance audits in the offices of other elected officials. It was once seen as an unnecessary squabble that would end when then-Controller Laura Chick and then-City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo finished their terms this summer. But after a closed-door briefing by lawyers for new City Atty. Carmen Trutanich on Wednesday, at least some council members signaled that they weren't too keen about letting the controller review their books to see how well programs are managed in their offices.
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June 13, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Controller Laura Chick urged city officials Monday to streamline what she called an inefficient system of contracting for professional and personal services. In a memo to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other city leaders, Chick said that awarding contracts can involve as many as 10 departments, agencies and offices. She said the system suffers from inadequate guidelines, poor oversight and other problems.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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.
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