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December 16, 1992 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Heartened by the strong showing of a November ballot measure to expand the Police Department by 1,000 officers, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday took the first step toward returning the issue to the ballot in April. The council, by a 12-2 vote, asked the city attorney's office to draft language for a ballot measure that would raise property taxes to hire 1,000 new police officers.
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September 3, 1993 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Keeping alight a tobacco industry-sponsored effort to overturn Los Angeles' restaurant smoking ban, a judge Thursday ordered the city clerk to check all 97,572 signatures collected by opponents of the month-old law to determine if the issue should go before voters. Superior Court Judge Robert H. O'Brien gave the city clerk until Oct. 4 to finish the laborious process of checking signatures and indicated that he has not ruled out the possibility of placing a referendum on the November ballot.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposal by Los Angeles City Councilwoman Joy Picus to scrap the Planning Commission in favor of four separate commissions, including one for the San Fernando Valley, would be too costly and Balkanize the city, according to a report released Tuesday. The report by city Planning Director Conn Howe was prepared in response to a proposal Picus forwarded in March soon after her efforts to reduce growth at Warner Center had been rebuffed by the city's five-member Planning Commission.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1993 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking more authority over the city's general managers, the Los Angeles City Council is sponsoring a measure on the June 8 ballot that would strip top bureaucrats of Civil Service protection and make it easier for the council to discipline uncooperative or unproductive managers. The measure would either force career bureaucrats to be more productive or, from the opposing view, infuse City Hall's decisions with more politics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1993
The Los Angeles City Council took the first step Wednesday toward placing a measure on the June ballot that would make it easier to fire top city administrators, saying the change would improve employee performance. The council voted 10-4 to draft a City Charter amendment that would remove Civil Service protection for almost all department heads--meaning they could be disciplined or fired without a cumbersome series of hearings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1990 | JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A majority of Los Angeles City Council members have indicated that they will vote to reduce the $32,822 pay raise they are requesting as part of a city ethics reform package, Councilman Michael Woo said Tuesday. Woo plans to introduce a motion today asking council members to cut their pay-raise request by $8,188, a move intended to make the entire ethics package more palatable to the voters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1990
In an unusually tame session, the Los Angeles City Council gave approval Wednesday to the ethics-and-pay-raise ballot measure that has been the subject of boisterous council debate for months. A series of near-unanimous votes followed almost no discussion on the matter Wednesday. The measure includes proposals for public financing of political campaigns, bans on outside work and honorariums for elected officials, limitations on gifts and a one-year ban on lobbying after they leave office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1990 | JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a tug-of-war with the Los Angeles City Council, Mayor Tom Bradley on Friday vetoed a proposed ballot measure that would give the council greater control over the city's semiautonomous commissions, including those overseeing the port and airport. The measure, approved by the council last month for placement on the June 5 ballot, proposes giving the council final say over matters that are now in the control of the Bradley-appointed commissions.
NEWS
March 1, 1990 | JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council reduced its pay-raise request by $8,187 Wednesday, but turned back attempts to separate the raise from the ethics reforms package the city wants to place on the June ballot. As a result, voters must approve a $24,635 council pay raise if they want to adopt the wide-ranging set of reforms approved by the council Wednesday. Council members now make $61,522 a year and already are the highest-paid City Council in the nation, according to a Times survey.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1990 | BILL BOYARSKY
Councilman Mike Woo is known as a cautious man. He didn't always have that reputation. His political campaign managers had advertised him, ambitiously enough, as the '80s JFK, raising expectations that he'd sweep into the council with some of the daring of the man who handled the Cuban missile crisis. But once elected, Woo carefully avoided hot citywide issues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1993
The Los Angeles City Council took the first step Wednesday toward placing a measure on the June ballot that would make it easier to fire top city administrators, saying the change would improve employee performance. The council voted 10-4 to draft a City Charter amendment that would remove Civil Service protection for almost all department heads--meaning they could be disciplined or fired without a cumbersome series of hearings.
NEWS
December 16, 1992 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Heartened by the strong showing of a November ballot measure to expand the Police Department by 1,000 officers, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday took the first step toward returning the issue to the ballot in April. The council, by a 12-2 vote, asked the city attorney's office to draft language for a ballot measure that would raise property taxes to hire 1,000 new police officers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1992 | FRANK CLIFFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Less than a week after voters in Los Angeles and throughout the state showed their enthusiasm for the idea of term limits for political officeholders, mayoral candidates are showing a renewed eagerness to embrace the issue. Mayoral contenders Richard Riordan, a Los Angeles lawyer and businessman, and City Councilman Michael Woo are sponsoring rival plans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposal by Los Angeles City Councilwoman Joy Picus to scrap the Planning Commission in favor of four separate commissions, including one for the San Fernando Valley, would be too costly and Balkanize the city, according to a report released Tuesday. The report by city Planning Director Conn Howe was prepared in response to a proposal Picus forwarded in March soon after her efforts to reduce growth at Warner Center had been rebuffed by the city's five-member Planning Commission.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1992
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a $1.5-billion waste water revenue bond measure for the Nov. 3 ballot. If passed, the measure would gradually increase monthly sewer service bills from the current $18.30 to $33.86 by the measure's last year, 2001, city officials said. The city is under a court order to upgrade its waste water system to protect public health and the environment, prevent overflows and better manage sludge and the reuse of water.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1992 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Fernando Valley residents will make, or more likely break, two upcoming campaigns to get city voters to pay for 1,000 more police officers and an overhaul of the emergency communications system, political analysts, city officials and area activists say.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1990
A City Council committee unanimously agreed Wednesday to place a bond measure to upgrade Los Angeles' overburdened 911 emergency system on the April, 1991, ballot. A similar measure was defeated by voters last week. The 3-0 vote by the Rules and Election Committee moves forward a proposal by Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky to put before voters for a second time in less than a year a special tax to finance improved police and fire communications.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1992
A Los Angeles City Council committee on Thursday approved a proposed charter amendment that would limit mayors to two consecutive four-year terms. The full council is expected to decide next week whether to order a draft of the measure to place on the November ballot, city officials said. City Councilman Richard Alatorre, a member of the Rules and Elections Committee, said the measure would not affect Mayor Tom Bradley, who has served five terms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1992
A Los Angeles City Council committee on Thursday approved a proposed charter amendment that would limit mayors to two consecutive four-year terms. The full council is expected to decide next week whether to order a draft of the measure to place on the November ballot, city officials said. City Councilman Richard Alatorre, a member of the Rules and Elections Committee, said the measure would not affect Mayor Tom Bradley, who has served five terms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1992 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What promised to be a sleepy city election season this November has suddenly perked up with Mayor Tom Bradley's call for ballot measures that would add 1,000 officers to the Los Angeles Police Department and upgrade the emergency communications system.
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