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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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July 17, 2007 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles City Controller Laura Chick released an audit on Monday that found that the city's Housing Department was delinquent in collecting some of the money it had lent to developers of affordable housing. The audit found that 558 loans had defaulted in some way. But the audit did not disclose any monetary losses by the city, nor did it list the names of any developers who defaulted.
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July 10, 2007 | Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writer
Amid what Los Angeles leaders call a housing crisis, city departments have failed to figure out how many affordable units are needed or are even on hand, according to an audit by City Controller Laura Chick. "The answers to these questions should be clear and apparent, but they are not," Chick wrote in a letter Monday to city elected officials. Officials at the city Housing Department sharply disputed that finding.
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February 5, 2007 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
Let's begin with something that surely gets everyone quivering with excitement -- the 2009 Los Angeles City Council elections. OK, maybe you'd rather watch a lint-picking contest. But maneuverings are already underway for that election, and City Controller Laura Chick recently announced that she is "seriously considering" a run for the council's Westside-based 5th District seat. Hey, doesn't that make her a carpetbagger?
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January 27, 2007 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles City Controller Laura Chick said Friday that she was considering running for the City Council in 2009, setting the stage for a potential return to her old job, although in a different district. Chick is eyeing the 5th District seat now held by Councilman Jack Weiss, who is running for city attorney in 2009. Chick served on the City Council from 1993 to 2001, when term limits forced her out and she won election to the controller's post.
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January 20, 2007 | Tony Barboza, Times Staff Writer
Hoping to encourage more whistle-blowing by city employees and residents, Los Angeles City Controller Laura Chick has launched a 24-hour, confidential fraud hotline. Chick promised that her Waste and Fraud Unit would investigate all "legitimate and valid" complaints of unethical or illegal activity reported over the hotline's toll-free telephone number: (866) 428-1514. "Confidentiality absolutely is protected," she said Thursday during a City Hall news conference.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2006 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Controller Laura Chick on Monday charged that voters are being misled by the campaign to ease term limits for City Council members, and a group of opponents of the measure further complained to the city Ethics Commission that backers were circulating inaccurate mailers. If approved by voters on Nov. 7, Proposition R would ease the current city term limits law and allow council members to serve up to three four-year terms rather than two.
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September 29, 2006 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
The bulk of project money from the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency has gone to a relatively small group of developers -- a holdover from the "good old boy" days at the agency, the city controller charged Thursday. Controller Laura Chick released an audit that found that 37 -- about 10% -- of the 339 developers who received agency money got 73.6% of the funds.
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August 30, 2006 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
The city of Los Angeles still is getting fleeced untold amounts of money each year on its construction contracts, Controller Laura Chick said in a wide-ranging interview with City Hall reporters Tuesday. "The city does not do oversight of our contracts -- to find that there has been overbilling, fraudulent billing, excessive billing and unreasonable markups is no big surprise," Chick said. "Sometimes I'm surprised there isn't more of it.
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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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