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Maven's Morning Coffee: illegal housing units, county budget, Measure R extension

Los Angeles County's budget picked up some unexpected funds thanks to the state's realignment plan.
Los Angeles County's budget picked up some unexpected funds thanks to the state's realignment plan.
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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 Tuesday, June 26, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:


A landlord who allegedly converted a South Los Angeles residence into illegal housing units was charged with 53 misdemeanors by Los Angeles city prosecutors, according to the Los Angeles Times. Councilwoman Jan Perry, who represents the area, said the landlord, "violated our laws and should be made to answer for his actions."

Los Angeles County's budget may be $750 million more than anticipated, reports the Daily News. Much of that increase is thanks to realignment funds from the state.

Supporters of the Measure R extension made their pitch to the Daily News editorial board. Among the group's reason for supporting an extension of the sales tax: jobs, interest rates and public transportation.

The new owners of the Forum are preparing for a $50 million renovation to challenge venues like Staples Center, according to the Los Angeles Times. "The addition of the Forum is a perfect complement to the Madison Square Garden arena — it now allows us to have world-class venues in both New York and Los Angeles, linking the top two entertainment markets in the country," said the venue's new owner.

Where to Find the Politicians

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will join the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles at 9:30 a.m. to discuss SB1070 on the Spring Street steps of City Hall. At 10:30 a.m., the mayor will launch Kiva City LA at Cafe 22.


8 a.m. Executive Employee Relations Committee, City Hall, Council Chamber conference room

9 a.m. Information Technology and General Services Committee, City Hall, room 1010

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

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

2:30 p.m. Planning and Land Use Management Committee, City Hall, room 350


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