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Maven's Morning Coffee: Election Day, turnover on Animal Services Commission, LA's NFL hopes on hold

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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, March 5, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:


Today is Election Day in Los Angeles. Find your polling place here.

Despite all of the debates, TV ads and mailers, the Los Angeles Times says the mayoral race is light on details for the city's future. In addition to the top job, Angelenos will vote on controller, city attorney and eight city council seats. "The leadership turnover is the most sweeping since term limits took effect in 2001," writes The Times.

Streetsblog LA has a voter guide based on canddiates' positions on public transportation. Which Way, LA? has a preview of the city election.

A longtime member of the Board of Animal Services was forced to resign Monday, reports the Daily News. "I may not have always voted the will of the mayor's representative, but what was best for the city, the people and the animals," says Kathy Riordan, a daughter of the former mayor.

Curbed LA says plans to move an NFL team to Los Angeles are dead.


9 a.m. Board of Fire Commissioners, City Hall East, room 1820

  • Update on accreditation of medical transport system

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

  • Update on biased policing

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

  • Recommendation to waive fees for parklets

1:30 p.m. Board of Water and Power Commissioners, DWP Headquarters, room 1555-H

  • Report on Renewable Portfolio Standards Program
  • Agreement to install recycled water pipelines


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