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June 17, 1999 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The new president of Mayor Richard Riordan's Information Technology Commission quit the post after a single day in office Wednesday, a casualty, sources said, of the same brutal and widening Internet access fight that led to her predecessor's resignation. Joyce Emerson declined to comment on the reasons for her departure, referring all questions about it to the mayor's office.
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April 27, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Los Angeles controller Tuesday cited problems in the way the city's Information and Technology Agency awards contracts -- the second agency to face such criticism this month. The agency skirted city rules and sometimes awarded work contracts without seeking competitive bids, according to City Controller Laura Chick's audit. Though Chick found no evidence of corruption, she said shoddy practices invited waste. The agency issued $205 million in contracts from 2001 through 2004.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Los Angeles controller Tuesday cited problems in the way the city's Information and Technology Agency awards contracts -- the second agency to face such criticism this month. The agency skirted city rules and sometimes awarded work contracts without seeking competitive bids, according to City Controller Laura Chick's audit. Though Chick found no evidence of corruption, she said shoddy practices invited waste. The agency issued $205 million in contracts from 2001 through 2004.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1999 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The new president of Mayor Richard Riordan's Information Technology Commission quit the post after a single day in office Wednesday, a casualty, sources said, of the same brutal and widening Internet access fight that led to her predecessor's resignation. Joyce Emerson declined to comment on the reasons for her departure, referring all questions about it to the mayor's office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city of Los Angeles may have missed the opportunity to collect several hundred thousand dollars by failing to regularly audit the payment of fees by its cable television franchises, the city controller said Monday. The city charges six cable companies that operate 13 franchises in Los Angeles 5% of gross revenue. The amount of money received through the fee has increased 25% in four years, to $15.6 million last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city of Los Angeles may have missed the opportunity to collect several hundred thousand dollars by failing to regularly audit its cable television franchises for underpayment of fees, the city controller said Monday. In the last seven audits done from 1987 to 1993, cable companies underpaid city franchise fees by $569,000, including penalties and interest, City Controller Rick Tuttle found in a study released Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1998 | DAVID COLKER
The nationwide battle over cable-TV lines that can also provide consumers with extremely fast Internet service comes to the San Fernando Valley on Thursday when the Los Angeles Information Technology Agency holds a public meeting in Van Nuys. The city agency, which oversees cable television licensing throughout Los Angeles, will hear statements by consumers and industry officials concerning cable communication technology and the competition it poses for existing Internet access companies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2003 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
A City Council panel ordered the Los Angeles Information Technology Agency on Tuesday to cooperate with a review of travel and contracting after officials said the agency had failed to provide requested documents.
BUSINESS
November 7, 2000 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Adelphia Communications, the largest cable provider in Los Angeles and Southern California, said Monday that it would consider reinstating pay-per-view sex channels on its systems here if city regulators ask it to do so. Taking the moral high ground, Adelphia is in the process of dropping the Spice channel from cable systems it acquired last year from Century Communications. The purchase gave Adelphia about 1.2 million subscribers from Eagle Rock west to Santa Monica and south to Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1999
Los Angeles' Information Technology Agency says that it hasn't paid the city government's telephone bills on time because it doesn't have enough money. In fact, the agency says it has an $18-million budget and more than $20 million in costs. Failure to pay those bills on time has generated additional costs of $800,000 in late-payment penalties over the past three years. (Keep that number in mind; later on, we're going to show the agency how to add.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city of Los Angeles may have missed the opportunity to collect several hundred thousand dollars by failing to regularly audit the payment of fees by its cable television franchises, the city controller said Monday. The city charges six cable companies that operate 13 franchises in Los Angeles 5% of gross revenue. The amount of money received through the fee has increased 25% in four years, to $15.6 million last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city of Los Angeles may have missed the opportunity to collect several hundred thousand dollars by failing to regularly audit its cable television franchises for underpayment of fees, the city controller said Monday. In the last seven audits done from 1987 to 1993, cable companies underpaid city franchise fees by $569,000, including penalties and interest, City Controller Rick Tuttle found in a study released Monday.
BUSINESS
April 12, 1999 | KAREN KAPLAN
The future of the Tech Coast depends on the efforts of many more than just 10 people and institutions. Here are some others who merit watching: Los Angeles Unified School District: The Tech Coast's prospects for producing a technology-savvy work force depend greatly on the initiatives of the state's largest school district. Last fall, LAUSD Chief Administrative Officer David Koch moved Assistant Supt.
BUSINESS
November 26, 1997 | JAMES FLANIGAN
Los Angeles will host a Cyberplace: Cities of the Future conference Dec. 10 and 11 at which initiatives to help small business through expanded Internet access will be discussed. This week the New Los Angeles Marketing Partnership held a conference of 88 local cities to discuss ways to collaborate for growth of all the region's communities. And last week the Southern California Assn. of Governments held a conference of 170 cities from five counties to discuss economic opportunities.
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