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Maven's Morning Coffee: Handcuffed man shot by LAPD, LA looks at new taxes, Wendy Greuel silent on tough issues?

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Today is Thursday, Nov. 1, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

Headlines

A South L.A. man was shot by police officers while he was handcuffed and lying on his stomach, according to the Los Angeles Times. "The case marks the second time in as many months that the LAPD has withheld important and potentially unfavorable information from the public in cases involving serious uses of force by officers," according to The Times.

A proposed ballot measure that would have allowed the Los Angeles City Council to hire its own attorneys will not appear on the March ballot, reports the Los Angeles Times. Council members and City Attorney Carmen Trutanich will meet over the next two weeks to see if they can reach an agreement on their own.

The LA Weekly says mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel is using her position as controller to stay vague on hot-button issues like pensions and the Hollywood Community Plan. That's in contrast to her opponents Council members Eric Garcetti and Jan Perry who routinely have to vote on these issues.

The Los Angeles City Council is considering a batch of tax measures for the March ballot, reports the Daily News. "Angelenos have always supported the city in its time of need. I think they recognize we have cut and cut and cut and can't cut our services any more," said Council President Herb Wesson.

Why did Assemblywoman Betsy Butler fail to support a bill that would have made it easier to fire teachers who molest children? The LA Weekly takes a look.

Gov. Jerry Brown's dog is doing his part to support Proposition 30. KPCC reports Sutter set himself up in a kissing booth for Halloween. Blechh! Dog germs!

Where to Find the Politicians

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will talk about the economic impact of Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980 at the Central Library at 9 a.m.

Meetings

9:30 a.m. Ethics Commission, City Hall, room 1060

  • Report on ex parte communications

Announcements

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