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Maven's Morning Coffee: poll puts Wendy Greuel in the lead, Metro suspends toll lane fee, City Hall considers gun control

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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 Friday, April 26, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:


A new Survey USA poll shows Wendy Greuel leading the mayor's race 45 percent to Eric Garcetti's 42 percent, reports KPCC. That's quite a shift from a USC/LA Times poll released Sunday, which showed Garcetti up by 10 points.

Representatives with the Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy and Jobs penned an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times, looking at four assets the next mayor should focus on: the Convention Center, LAX, Port of Los Angeles and city-owned real estate.

Metro has suspended the monthly fee drivers pay to use new toll lanes, according to the Los Angeles Times. The $3 fee will be suspended for six months.

The Public Safety Committee will consider two gun control measures this morning, according to City News Service. The city wants to ban high-capacity magazines.

The Los Angeles Press Club will roast L.A. City Councilman Bill Rosendahl on May 16.


Wendy Greuel will tour the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising at 10:30 a.m.

Eric Garcetti will discuss the revitalization of Echo Park at 11:30 a.m. at Two Boots Pizza.


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

  • Report on "swatting" at celebrities' homes
  • Report on prohibiting high-capacity magazines

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

  • Appointment to oversee fire and police pensions
  • Resolution to support AB 639


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