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Can Jose Huizar’s Elected Successor Convince His Constituents to Trust City Hall?

In a candid interview, incoming District 14 councilman Kevin de Le贸n talks about the challenges and opportunities ahead
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Inside a Judge’s Controversial Crusade to Solve Homelessness in L.A.

As he presides over a lawsuit against the city and county over conditions in homeless encampments, 76-year-old Judge David O. Carter finds himself at the crux of one of the most pressing issues in the region
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City Council Tables Its Anti-Homeless Encampment Ordinance鈥擣or Now

A proposal that would effectively criminalize sleeping outside is being put on hold amid outcry and a lack of housing, but further consideration is expected soon
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Councilman David Ryu Sets His Sights on City Hall Corruption鈥攂ut Will He Get Any Traction?

In the throes of a tough re-election battle, the District 4 councilman is again pushing efforts to boost accountability and reduce developer influence in City Hall
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L.A. Councilmembers Propose Replacing LAPD Officers with Service Providers on Some Calls

Motion co-author Herb Wesson says he anticipates the motion, inspired by recent activist outcry, will pass

Nury Martinez Has Introduced a Motion That Could Cut $150 Million from the LAPD

Moving city funds away from policing and into community programs has been a rallying cry of this week's protests
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In a Dramatic Reversal, the L.A. City Budget Will Contain No New Funds for Police

Activists can claim it as one victory from this week鈥檚 protests

What We Know So Far About the LAPD’s Dramatic Cost-Cutting Measures

Facing a $150 million budget cut, the department is preparing to decrease its ranks and disband units that handle things like sex crimes and animal cruelty

District Attorney Jackie Lacey Concedes to Challenger George Gasc贸n in Emotional Speech

After eight years in office and amid widespread outcry from social justice activists, the controversial DA is out
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An Inside Look at L.A.’s Big City Council Change-Up

A full 20 percent of the panel is turning over in a short time period, and Mark Ridley-Thomas, Kevin de Le贸n. and Nithya Raman bring high expectations to the job