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After years of delay, the Los Angeles City Council agreed to ban plastic bags beginning in 2014.
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Today is Wednesday, June 19, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:
There are no more free rides on the Metro's Purple or Red Lines thanks to newly installed gates, according to the Daily News. The transit agency expects to recoup $7 million from fare evaders.
The Montebello City Council is relying on about $1 million in reserves to balance its $45.7 million budget, according to the Whittier Daily News. "It's what we call a basic operational needs budget," says the city administrator.
Burbank has named Mark Scott as its new city manager, per a release. The city council will consider Scott's contract at its meeting next Tuesday and he'll assume office on Aug. 1.
- LA City Council: Vote on Millennium Hollywood project; discussion on creation of Public Health Department (10 a.m.)
- LA City Council: Recommendation to rename intersections in CD 9 (10 a.m.)
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