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December 22, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although ethics experts say he did nothing wrong, Los Angeles City Councilman Alex Padilla has come under political fire from opponents for asking a city contractor to donate buses to ferry dozens of residents who share his enthusiasm for redevelopment to a critical local election. At the request of Padilla's office, Laidlaw Transit Inc.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 2002 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a record settlement, Los Angeles City Council President Alex Padilla has agreed to pay $2,500 in fines and repay the city $76,821 in matching funds after the city Ethics Commission found he exceeded spending and contribution limits in his 1999 election, officials said Monday. Padilla issued an apology to his colleagues and constituents Monday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY
City Atty. James Hahn announced Tuesday that he has endorsed Alex Padilla for the northeast San Fernando Valley's 7th Los Angeles City Council District seat. "I've seen firsthand Alex's work as a building and safety commissioner," Hahn said. "He worked with us on shutting down crack houses in our residential neighborhoods and forcing slumlords to clean up their act."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 2001 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city Ethics Commission staff on Thursday issued a complaint against Los Angeles Councilman Nate Holden, alleging that he committed 31 campaign violations during his 1999 reelection bid. Holden, fined $27,500 two years ago for similar infractions, could face up to $155,000 in penalties if the commission determines that he failed to follow the city's campaign guidelines.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1999 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Most of the $1.4 million Mayor Richard Riordan has raised for four Los Angeles Board of Education candidates will be spent on their behalf by his political strategists rather than given directly to the candidates' campaign coffers, representatives of the mayor confirmed Wednesday. The money will be controlled by Riordan's committee, Coalition for Kids, and his consultant, William Carrick, a veteran of numerous political battles who ran U.S. Sen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1999 | PATRICK MCGREEVY
Legislative aide Alex Padilla and pastor Dudley Chatman filed papers Friday to run for the 7th District seat on the Los Angeles City Council, increasing the field of potential candidates who have filed declarations to eight. The deadline for filing declarations of intention to run is Tuesday. The council seat on the April 13 ballot was vacated last month by Richard Alarcon, who won election to state Senate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1998 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Labor leader John A. Perez added his name to the growing list of candidates challenging incumbent Richard Alatorre for his seat on the Los Angeles City Council. Perez, the cousin of state Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa (D-Los Angeles), enters with a leg up on an already crowded field of candidates, some political analysts say. Perez said he has the support of Assemblyman Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) and several other state legislators and community leaders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1999 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The battle over reforming Los Angeles' City Charter ended Monday with a financial bang and a campaign whimper, as both sides drew on controversial contributors to make a last-minute reach for voters likely to cast ballot's in today's election. Because a low turnout is expected, most observers declined to venture a prediction on the race.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Divided over hot-button issues involving San Fernando Valley independence, Los Angeles City Council candidates Corinne Sanchez and Alex Padilla say voters in the northeast Valley's 7th District have some very clear choices. Both candidates say the working-class district has not received its fair share of basic city services--from police protection to tree trimming.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY and MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The state Democratic Party has intervened in the 7th and 14th District races for the Los Angeles City Council, sparking objections Tuesday from some observers who said it is inappropriate for the party to get involved in officially nonpartisan races. The Democratic State Central Committee reported spending $8,100 on an independent mail campaign supporting 14th District candidate Victor Griego, and $7,000 on mailings for 7th District candidate Alex Padilla.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2000
The Los Angeles city clerk recommended Friday that the City Council nullify the election of North Hollywood attorney Glenn Hoiby to a citizen advisory panel overseeing a proposed redevelopment project area in the northeast San Fernando Valley. City Clerk Mike Carey recommended that the council uphold the protests of some community organizations, who complained that Hoiby, a critic of the Community Redevelopment Agency, intimidated other candidates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although ethics experts say he did nothing wrong, Los Angeles City Councilman Alex Padilla has come under political fire from opponents for asking a city contractor to donate buses to ferry dozens of residents who share his enthusiasm for redevelopment to a critical local election. At the request of Padilla's office, Laidlaw Transit Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1999
A proposal to create the city's largest redevelopment area in the northeast San Fernando Valley faces a major test this week when an election is held for 18 seats on a citizens advisory committee to oversee the project. The election for the Project Area Committee will help decide the fate of the proposal to spend $490 million over the next four decades to redevelop 6,835 acres.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1999 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and DOUG SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
There was hope in the air Wednesday at the Los Angeles Board of Education. Genethia Hayes' narrow victory over incumbent member Barbara Boudreaux in Tuesday's runoff election created a majority of reformers on the seven-member panel and set the stage for a possible overhaul of the city's beleaguered public education system. Hayes, executive director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's Los Angeles branch, wants a comprehensive audit of the Los Angeles Unified School District's $7.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1999 | JEAN MERL and MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In Nick Pacheco and Alex Padilla, the young newcomers elected to the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday, the city's next generation of Latino leaders gets men whose defining characteristic is an unbroken, deeply rooted connection to the communities into which they were born. As such, they suggest that the story of the assertive new generation of Latino leaders now emerging ultimately may be titled, "Back to the Future."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Twenty-six-year-old Alex Padilla isn't even close to being the youngest person elected to the Los Angeles City Council. That record is still held by Rosalind Wyman, who was elected in 1953 at 22, fresh out of college. "He's an old-timer at 26," joked Wyman, a Bel-Air resident who is now a member of the Democratic National Committee and was on the panel that picked Los Angeles to host the party's 2000 presidential convention.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In their first debate of the runoff campaign, 7th Los Angeles City Council District candidates Alex Padilla and Corinne Sanchez sparred Wednesday over charter reform, secession and a proposed moratorium on apartments in the northeast San Fernando Valley district. Sanchez, who received 25% of the vote in the primary, stepped up her attack on Padilla, who received 48% of the primary vote and has a big fund-raising lead with less than a week left before Tuesday's runoff election.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1999 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and DOUG SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
There was hope in the air Wednesday at the Los Angeles Board of Education. Genethia Hayes' narrow victory over incumbent member Barbara Boudreaux in Tuesday's runoff election created a majority of reformers on the seven-member panel and set the stage for a possible overhaul of the city's beleaguered public education system. Hayes, executive director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's Los Angeles branch, wants a comprehensive audit of the Los Angeles Unified School District's $7.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even at 26, Alex Padilla isn't even close to being the youngest person elected to the Los Angeles City Council. That record is still held by Rosalind Wyman, who was elected in 1953 when she was just 22 and right out of college. "He's an old-timer at 26," joked Wyman, a Bel-Air resident who is now a member of the Democratic National Committee and was on the committee that picked Los Angeles to host the party's 2000 convention.
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June 10, 1999 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tuesday's Los Angeles municipal elections produced an undisputed winner in Mayor Richard Riordan, as well as a clear set of losers--foremost among them, the Los Angeles City Council and its allies in organized labor. Riordan not only held off the council and its self-funded campaign to beat charter reform, but he also saw his chosen candidate for the council's 14th District seat, Deputy Dist. Atty.
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