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Maven's Morning Coffee: Coliseum Commission resignation, analysis of district attorney's race

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Good morning, readers. Welcome to the Maven's Morning Coffee -- a listing of the important headlines, news conferences, public meetings and announcements you need to know to fuel up and tackle your day.

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Today is Thursday, June 7, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:


The president of the Coliseum Commission has resigned, reports the Los Angeles Times.

After failing to make it to the runoff for district attorney, Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich said he will seek a second term of office, according to the Los Angeles Times. " You get wounded. But I’m not dying," Trutanich said.

Meanwhile, KPCC looks at why Carmen Trutanich failed to meet expectations on Election Day. "I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more vitriolic, negative campaign against anyone," the city attorney said.

Free Wi-Fi is coming to Los Angeles International Airport, according to LAX officials. The service could begin as early as this summer.

Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC, makes a pitch for why new districts and the top-two primary system will make for more efficient government. "The result is likely to be a growing number of elected officials who not only feel obligated to their strongest supporters but have developed relationships with much broader swaths of the electorate," he writes in an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times.

Where to Find the Politicians

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will attend the Transit Oriented Development Summit at USC at 8:30 a.m. At 10 a.m., Villaraigosa will speak at Keyes European $1 million Green Rebate Ceremony, and at 11:30 a.m. he will attend the Human Rights Campaign Survey news conference.


9:30 a.m. Ethics Commission, City Hall, room 1060

  • Recommendation to fine consultants for failure to timely report independent expenditures
  • Discussion on changes to campaign finance laws


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