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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1989
The Times recommends the reelection of Rick Tuttle, who is running for a second term as controller of the City of Los Angeles, and James K. Hahn, who is running for his second term as city attorney. Hahn has lived up to expectations in his tasks as legal counsel to the city government and prosecutor of lesser crimes. He also has done a good job of chasing down landlords violating housing codes in inner city areas. Hahn has no opposition.
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July 12, 2009 | Cathleen Decker
Last week marked a passage of sorts, and not just for Michael Jackson. For decades, celebrity and Los Angeles have engaged in a torrid affair, with government serving as their matchmaker. High-profile events -- the Oscars, the Grammys -- furthered the city's view of itself as celebrity central. Even the low points -- O.J.'s white Bronco run to infamy -- served to cement the marriage.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1999 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The government agency in charge of the Alameda Corridor created an audit committee Thursday, but denied a seat on the panel to Los Angeles City Controller Rick Tuttle, who for months has advocated more stringent oversight of the $2.4-billion rail project. Instead, the board of the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority appointed three of its own to the ad hoc advisory committee--Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, Long Beach Port Director Richard D.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2001 | PATT MORRISON
Wave bye-bye, L.A. Say goodbye to the career politicians. Fifty-some years on the public payroll between the two of them. Five decades of suckling at the taxpayer's teat. Finally, they're leaving. And this city will miss them when they're gone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1997 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee on Wednesday announced its endorsements in the officially nonpartisan races for Los Angeles city, school board and community college district offices, picking incumbent City Atty. James K. Hahn over challenger--and fellow Democrat--Ted Stein. State Sen.
OPINION
July 18, 1993
I thank The Times for giving credit to those responsible for doing "a good job working the local legislators to minimize (the city's) financial hit" (editorial, July 8). However, your editorial neglected to mention the most important city official involved. Council President John Ferraro was the glue that kept the city effort together and focused, and his name deserves to be at the top of any list of those to be thanked. RICK TUTTLE Controller, Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1994
City Controller Rick Tuttle on Wednesday called for an outside investigation of the city's program to construct and improve sewers, libraries, police stations, bridges and other city facilities. Last year, the city ordered a dramatic speedup in the spending of millions of dollars in voter-approved bonds. But Tuttle maintains that the construction program is in chaos and still has not produced accurate timetables for completion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles City Controller Rick Tuttle has appointed civil rights attorney Constance L. Rice to the citizens' committee that oversees the $2.4-billion Los Angeles school repair and construction bond. Rice will replace David Abel, publisher of a regional planning newsletter, on the 11-member committee, created by the 1997 Proposition BB bond measure. Rice has long been involved in litigation over racial discrimination and school equity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1993
An audit of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power released Wednesday found irregularities in the awarding of some contracts to outside consultants. The audit by City Controller Rick Tuttle concluded that many of the department's professional services contractors had not paid the required city business taxes. The audit also questioned whether the department used outside contractors when lower-cost Civil Service employees were available.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1990 | FREDERICK M. MUIR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City Controller Rick Tuttle refused Thursday to approve payment of a $2,800 bill for a charter jet flight to Sacramento by the Department of Water and Power's general manager, Norm Nichols. "For $2,800, you could fly around the world and have money left over," Tuttle said. "This is unquestionably the worst extravagance (in government) I've ever seen."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2001 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Concerned that another recession could be looming, Los Angeles City Controller Rick Tuttle on Thursday warned the mayor and City Council members to use prudence in setting next year's budget, which is expected to top $3 billion. "After almost a full 16 years as controller, the city is facing one of the most uncertain projections for the next year that I have ever seen," Tuttle wrote in a letter to city officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles City Controller Rick Tuttle has appointed civil rights attorney Constance L. Rice to the citizens' committee that oversees the $2.4-billion Los Angeles school repair and construction bond. Rice will replace David Abel, publisher of a regional planning newsletter, on the 11-member committee, created by the 1997 Proposition BB bond measure. Rice has long been involved in litigation over racial discrimination and school equity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As city commissioners recently debated whether to award the lucrative Greek Theatre contract to House of Blues Concerts Inc., one of the firm's top lobbyists, Steven Afriat, listened in via speaker from the comfortable office of City Councilwoman Laura Chick, the firm's chief council backer.
OPINION
December 17, 2000
Re "There Is a CRA Scandal, but Not the One Tuttle Thinks," Opinion, Dec. 10: The city controller's recent audit on internal controls in the Community Redevelopment Agency did not attempt to pass final judgment on whether the CRA should have spent less--or perhaps more--on the properties the agency acquired. The problem our audit identified was that these transactions were not done in the full sunshine of public disclosure. The CRA board and the City Council, when asked to approve property acquisition transactions, were not informed of the discrepancy between the acquisition price and the appraisal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city of Los Angeles lacks a centralized and complete record of its assets, requiring an extraordinary effort to avoid delays in providing an inventory for the study of San Fernando Valley secession, Los Angeles Controller Rick Tuttle warned Wednesday. Tuttle proposed in a letter to Mayor Richard Riordan and the City Council that a task force be formed to create a workable system to track the city's ownership of computers, cars, desks and buildings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1999 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The government agency in charge of the Alameda Corridor created an audit committee Thursday, but denied a seat on the panel to Los Angeles City Controller Rick Tuttle, who for months has advocated more stringent oversight of the $2.4-billion rail project. Instead, the board of the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority appointed three of its own to the ad hoc advisory committee--Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, Long Beach Port Director Richard D.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2001 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Concerned that another recession could be looming, Los Angeles City Controller Rick Tuttle on Thursday warned the mayor and City Council members to use prudence in setting next year's budget, which is expected to top $3 billion. "After almost a full 16 years as controller, the city is facing one of the most uncertain projections for the next year that I have ever seen," Tuttle wrote in a letter to city officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1998 | JILL LEOVY
Following a report that found serious mismanagement of bond proceeds used to build the North Hollywood police station, among other projects, Los Angeles City Controller Rick Tuttle unveiled on Monday recommendations to rein in spending of future bond proceeds. Among other recommendations, Tuttle suggested a five-year limit for completing bond-financed projects, arguing that smaller, shorter-term bond proposals would show voters quicker results.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1999 | PETER Y. HONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After spending more than $17 million on a long-anticipated overhaul of Los Angeles' computerized payroll system, the city controller has decided to scrap it. In a letter sent to Mayor Richard Riordan on Friday, Controller Rick Tuttle essentially recommends that the current, nearly 30-year-old computer system continue to handle the job of issuing paychecks to the city's 32,000 workers. With the project a year behind schedule and millions over budget, Tuttle said the city should cut its losses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1999
The Times (editorial, April 22) is to be commended for keeping its eye on efforts in the U. S. Senate to essentially "gut" the federal Community Reinvestment Act, which is one of the few tools available to encourage banks to serve entire communities, rather than just the better-off communities. As important as it is to defeat the language in the Senate that weakens the CRA, it is my view that the status quo in the banking services industry is not good enough for low-end fixed-income families.
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