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Maven's Morning Coffee: tax woes for assessor, LAUSD's search for inspector general, Villaraigosa's split from Lu Parker

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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, July 3, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:


A top campaign donor to Assessor John Noguez saw the assessed value of his company's properties cut 27 percent, reports the Los Angeles Times. The district attorney is looking into the case, as well as allegations that the donor's private home was also reassessed to a lower amount.

The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education is relaunching a search for a new inspector general, according to the Daily News. "None of the final candidates was the right match for the moment. The IG is an absolutely pivotal mechanism of public accountability. It's one of the most important and least high-profile roles," said school board member Steve Zimmer.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and his girlfriend Lu Parker have ended their three-year relationship, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Where to Find the Politicians

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who is currently in Aspen, will appear on MSNBC between 10 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. to talk about immigration and health care with Andrea Mitchell.


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

  • Report on officer-involved shootings and attacks on police officers

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

  • Report on whether to appoint, rather than elect, the county assessor
  • Supervisors will certify June 5 election results

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

  • Recommendation to increase the admission fee to the Los Angeles Zoo
  • Recommendation to implement new parking fines
  • Recommendation to give a tax break to new auto dealerships in the city


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