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Maven's Morning Coffee: candidate files for CD13, LA City Council considers tax breaks for hotel



Today's top headlines include a Public Works commissioner's decision to run for Los Angeles City Council, plus a proposal to give major tax breaks to a downtown developer.
Today's top headlines include a Public Works commissioner's decision to run for Los Angeles City Council, plus a proposal to give major tax breaks to a downtown developer.
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Today is Tuesday, June 12, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

Headlines

A Public Works commissioner has filed papers to run for the Los Angeles City Council's Thirteenth District, reports City News Service. John Choi, who is leaving is the commission, hopes to replace outgoing Councilman Eric Garcetti.

U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson will take a medical leave of office following a series of weekend car crashes in Southern California, reports KPCC. A Commerce official has said Bryson suffered a seizure Saturday evening as he was driving in the San Gabriel area.

A downtown developer would be allowed to keep half of the taxes generated by a new hotel near L.A. Live under a proposal that will be considered today by a Los Angeles City Council committee, reports the Los Angeles Times. Williams/Dame & Associates would get to keep $67.3 million over 25 years for the project on Olympic Boulevard. City officials say that without the tax breaks, the project won't materialize.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will speak at the Florida Democratic Party's Jefferson Jackson dinner on July 14, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Where to Find the Politicians

None

Meetings

8:30 a.m. Trade, Commerce and Tourism Committee, City Hall, room 1060

9:30 a.m. Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Hall of Administration, board room

9:30 a.m. Board of Police Commissioners, LAPD Headquarters, board room

10 a.m. Los Angeles City Council, City Hall, Council Chamber

2 p.m. Audits and Governmental Efficiency Committee, City Hall, room 1010

2 p.m. Education and Neighborhoods Committee, City Hall, room 1050

Announcements

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