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August 20, 1998 | PHIL WILLON and MAX VANZI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The state Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed emergency legislation to give San Fernando Valley activists three extra months to petition for a study and possible ballot initiative on Valley secession from Los Angeles. The additional time would be a godsend to Valley VOTE, the group leading the campaign, which is struggling to collect the 135,000 signatures of registered Valley voters required to trigger the secession study.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1998 | PHIL WILLON and MAX VANZI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The state Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed emergency legislation to give San Fernando Valley activists three extra months to petition for a study and possible ballot initiative on Valley secession from Los Angeles. The additional time would be a godsend to Valley VOTE, the group leading the campaign, which is struggling to collect the 135,000 signatures of registered Valley voters required to trigger the secession study.
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April 17, 1998 | TED ROHRLICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A day after Mayor Richard Riordan endorsed neighborhood councils as a reform in Los Angeles city government, a powerful group of business executives, including some of his closest associates, rejected the idea.
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August 7, 1998 | TED ROHRLICH and JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A group of big business leaders drew a line in the sand Thursday, saying that if a charter reform commission recommends creation of elected neighborhood councils in Los Angeles, it will finance a campaign to persuade voters to reject the idea. The group of 26 corporate chief executives, who call themselves the Los Angeles Business Advisors, has in the past implied its willingness to fund such a campaign. On Thursday, for the first time, it made the threat explicit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1998 | TED ROHRLICH and JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A group of big business leaders drew a line in the sand Thursday, saying that if a charter reform commission recommends creation of elected neighborhood councils in Los Angeles, it will finance a campaign to persuade voters to reject the idea. The group of 26 corporate chief executives, who call themselves the Los Angeles Business Advisors, has in the past implied its willingness to fund such a campaign. On Thursday, for the first time, it made the threat explicit.
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August 24, 1997 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After nearly two decades of dormancy, Los Angeles' business leaders are wading back into civic life with a series of tentative, sometimes nearly invisible steps that some believe will help revitalize downtown and remake troubled government institutions--but that also raise new doubts and old suspicions about what motivates this revived activism.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1998 | TED ROHRLICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A day after Mayor Richard Riordan endorsed neighborhood councils as a reform in Los Angeles city government, a powerful group of business executives, including some of his closest associates, rejected the idea.
NEWS
August 24, 1997 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After nearly two decades of dormancy, Los Angeles' business leaders are wading back into civic life with a series of tentative, sometimes nearly invisible steps that some believe will help revitalize downtown and remake troubled government institutions--but that also raise new doubts and old suspicions about what motivates this revived activism.
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