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Maven's Morning Coffee: group homes, foreclosed properties, teacher furloughs

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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 Wednesday, June 13, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:


Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez looks at a proposed city ordinance that would shut down group homes in residential neighborhoods. Critics say there are already nuisance laws on the books and that the proposed ordinance from Councilman Mitch Englander would inadvertently shut down homes for veterans and the disabled.

The Los Angeles City Council is considering a proposal to implement an enforcement fee on foreclosed properties, reports the Daily News.

Teachers with the Los Angeles Unified School District are expected to take 10 additional furlough days in the next school year, according to KPCC. Members of United Teachers Los Angeles will vote on the proposal today.

Where to Find the Politicians

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will be interviewed live on CNN between 8:10 and 8:40 a.m. He will then speak at the 80th annual U.S. Conference of Mayors opening press conference in Orlando.


8:30 a.m. Housing, Community and Economic Development Committee, City Hall, room 1010

  • Recommendation to amend the Foreclosure Registry Program

8:30 a.m. Rules, Elections and Intergovernmental Relations Committee, City Hall, Council Chamber

  • Final approval of redistricting plans

8:45 a.m. Jobs and Business Development Committee, City Hall, room 1050

  • Continued discussion on the possible elimination of the gross receipts tax
  • Recommendation to extend the Business Tax Holiday

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

  • Recommendation to approve redistricting plans
  • Recommendation to close Runyon Canyon at 5 p.m. on Fourth of July

2 p.m. Transportation Committee, City Hall, room 1010

  • Report on increasing parking fines


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