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July 23, 2000
Los Angeles City Councilman and mayoral candidate Joel Wachs will offer his views on association living on Wednesday at an educational luncheon hosted by the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Community Associations Institute. The event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles.
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July 18, 2000 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles city councilman on Monday accused the LAPD of leaving neighborhoods throughout the city unprotected in its plans to police the Democratic National Convention next month--an allegation that was quickly disputed by Police Chief Bernard C. Parks. "The Police Department has diverted its gang-enforcement personnel to convention planning, leaving many neighborhoods in our city without its first line of defense," Councilman Joel Wachs told reporters at a morning press conference.
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July 6, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY and MICHAEL FINNEGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A major rift has developed between Los Angeles City Councilmen Joel Wachs of Studio City and Alex Padilla of Pacoima, with money and politics playing a central role in the dispute. In the year since Padilla was elected with the endorsement of Wachs, the two politicians have worked closely on issues affecting their adjoining east San Fernando Valley districts, but that gave way this week to bitter, public accusations.
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June 21, 2000 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City Councilman Joel Wachs, whose campaign for mayor is built largely around his image as a protector of the public purse, has spent more than $300,000 of taxpayer money on a pair of city service guides that critics believe are intended to expand his name recognition outside his district. Wachs defended the guides as a valuable resource for city residents and said he is able to pay for them in part by holding down his other staff costs. "I'm very proud of these books," he said.
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June 6, 2000 | ANNETTE KONDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A $55-million plan to convert sewage to drinking water came under fire Monday as critics accused the Department of Water and Power of failing to adequately disclose and explain its impact on Los Angeles' water supply. But most speakers at the council committee hearing said the project itself is safe and necessary.
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May 10, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council agreed Tuesday to pay $427,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the firm that rebuilt the Sun Valley public swimming pool, alleging that the city and its architect were responsible for design problems and cost overruns. Councilman Joel Wachs voted against the settlement, criticizing City Atty. James Hahn and Recreation and Parks Commission President Steve Soboroff, both rival mayoral candidates, for releasing the architect from liability.
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April 28, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying public confidence has been shaken by the Rampart scandal, two dozen Neighborhood Watch leaders from across Los Angeles on Thursday called for LAPD Chief Bernard C. Parks to restore full-time liaison officers for local communities. Activists from the San Fernando Valley, Pico-Union, South-Central and Hollywood rallied at City Hall behind a proposal by Councilman Joel Wachs to direct the chief to restore the popular senior lead officer program to help repair police-community relations.
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April 15, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY
City Councilman Joel Wachs urged the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to proceed in good faith as it began negotiations Friday to provide land for the Los Angeles Children's Museum to relocate next to the North Hollywood subway station. MTA officials have raised questions about whether the museum's demand for a $1-a-year lease would be the best return on the agency's investment in valuable real estate around the Red Line station, due to open in June.
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April 13, 2000 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the next mayoral election one year away, a Times poll has found that Los Angeles voters have formed few opinions about the candidates, though they are eager for change and hopeful that the next mayor will set new priorities. The early look at the campaign horse race shows that none of the candidates has made much of an impression and most registered voters confess they have no opinions about the bulk of the field. City Atty. James K.
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April 1, 2000 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles City Councilman Joel Wachs said Friday his office had received more than 600 postcards from local residents demanding that a provision banning easterly takeoffs be stripped from the framework deal for a new Burbank Airport terminal. Wachs said the cards, which were collected by the Studio City Residents Assn., would be sent to Federal Aviation Administrator Jane Garvey to express dissatisfaction with the existing deal that includes a ban on easterly takeoffs.
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