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Maven's Morning Coffee: Farmers Field moves to approval, LAPD talks use of force, DWP rates get a date

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The Planning Commission will consider AEG's plans for Farmers Field later this week.

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Today is Monday, Sept. 10, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

Headlines

Los Angeles Times writer Jim Newton takes a look at the Farmers Field project, which will be before the Planning Commission later this week. "The council, however, needs to understand something it seems not to have fully grasped: The public is deeply skeptical that its elected officials are negotiating the best possible deal here because those officials are supported by AEG and its labor allies," Newton writes.

In Rick Orlov's Tipoff column, mayoral candidates for after Zev Yaroslavsky's supporters, Councilman Tom LaBonge tries to track down the original "H" from the Hollywood sign, and there are personnel changes in the mayor's office.

The Los Angeles Police Department will hold public meetings at 21 stations to discuss use-of-force cases, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Wednesday marks the fourth anniversary of the Metrolink crash in Chatsworth. The Los Angeles Times looks at how the surviving victims were impacted by a federal cap on liability payouts. "Even those who received the largest judgments because they had the most crippling injuries are unsure they can afford the cost of care and living expenses for the rest of their lives," according to the piece.

KPCC looks at the Department of Water and Power's proposed rate increases.

Where to Find the Politicians

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will join Councilman Jose Huizar and LAUSD school board President Monica Garcia at an event for the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools at the Mendez Learning Center at 9 a.m. At 10 a.m., he will join NTSB chair and rail safety experts to unveil the latest advancement in rail safety. That event will be at the MetroLink Keller Yard.

Meetings

10 a.m. Trade, Commerce and Tourism Committee, City Hall, room 1010

  • Recommendation to approve advertising contracts at LAX and Ontario airports

2 p.m. Budget and Finance Committee, City Hall, room 1010

  • Report on delinquent parking occupancy taxes
  • Report on management of Convention Center

Announcements

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