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Maven's Morning Coffee: State pension reform, broken sidewalks, Farmers Field hearing date

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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, Aug. 28, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:


Gov. Jerry Brown will announce a pension deal later this morning. The proposal is expected to increase the retirement age and cap the amount of salary that a pension can be based upon, according to the Los Angeles Times. Meanwhile, KPCC looks at the ongoing costs of pensions.

Los Angeles is looking to spend more than $10 million to log its broken sidewalks, reports the Los Angeles Times. Once city officials know the extent of the damage, they plan to ask Angelenos to tax themselves in order to fix the walkways.

The city Planning Commission will consider the plans for Farmers Field on Sept. 13, according to the Daily News.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa tells The Huffington Post he is "taking on stupid wherever it exists."


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

  • Discussion on the status of the state budget

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

  • Audit on complaint investigation process

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

  • Recommendation to amend city's spay/neuter ordinance

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

  • Report on the Housing Department's debt collection process


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