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Maven's Morning Coffee: Eric Garcetti's record, mayoral candidates talk transit, an endorsement in CD 11

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The Los Angeles Times looks at how Eric Garcetti handled labor negotiations when he was the city council president.

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Today is Friday, Feb. 22, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

Headlines

The Los Angeles Times looks at the role Eric Garcetti played in negotiations with labor groups back when he was council president. "Critics find Garcetti too malleable, ready to shift to the last argument he has heard. But others appreciate his quest for the middle, saying the fact he sometimes irritated both budget hard-liners and unions showed he had taken a reasoned approach," according to the newspaper.

The LA Weekly profiles Emanuel Pleitez as the "most amazing person" who won't win the mayoral primary.

Which Way, LA? interviews Wendy Greuel and talks about whether Cardinal Roger Mahony should go to Rome to help select the next Pope.

Streetsblog LA continues its video series with the mayoral candidates. Here's a complete roundup.

Rep. Henry Waxman endorsed CD 11 candidate Mike Bonin for the Los Angeles City Council.

Meetings

8:30 a.m. Public Safety Committee, City Hall, room 1010

  • Report on creating a function to file police reports online
  • Report on investigating cyberbullying
  • Report on banning high-capacity magazines

8:30 a.m. Rules, Elections and Intergovernmental Relations Committee, City Hall, Council Chamber

  • Report on creating standards at polling locations
  • Recommendation to take positions on state bills

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

  • Ordinance to ban pay-to-play between taxi drivers and hotels

Announcements

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