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Maven's Morning Coffee: DWP in Owens Lake, group homes ordinance, new council districts

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The Owens Dry Lake is about 110 square miles, a portion of which is covered by a remnant brine pool. LA is responsible for mitigating dust on about 42 square miles of the terrain.

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Today is Thursday, June 14, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

Headlines

KPCC looks at the Department of Water and Power's ongoing dispute with the Owens Lake area regarding air pollution standards. "A promise is a promise. They've made promises in the past that now suddenly they've decided, now suddenly they've decided they can break," the executive officer of the Great Basin Air Pollution Control District says of Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Times has a graphic setup so Angelenos can see if their city council district will change once the new maps are approved.

A Los Angeles Times editorial calls Councilman Mitch Englander's Community Care Facilities Ordinance too broad and suggests it is revised before the city council votes on it. "What's needed is more aggressive enforcement of nuisance abatement laws. However, that's unlikely to happen. The Citywide Nuisance Abatement Program, run out of the city attorney's office, is overburdened and understaffed, like every other city department," according to the piece.

With Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa out of town, Council President Herb Wesson will get to preside over the Kings celebratory parade today, according to the Daily News.

Where to Find the Politicians

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is in Orlando for a meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Meetings

8:30 a.m. Planning Commission, City Hall, room 350

  • Discussion on the continued use of a recycling buy-back center south of downtown

Announcements

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