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Maven's Morning Coffee: Tom Calderon speaks, public health measure goes on ballot, the colorful life of Bill Rosendahl

City Councilman Bill Rosendahl

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The Los Angeles Times takes a look at the different worlds of L.A. City Councilman Bill Rosendahl.

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Today is Thursday, June 20, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

Headlines

Tom Calderon tells the Sacramento Bee he has "no idea" why federal agents raided his brother's Senate office in Sacramento. In addition the FBI raid, the U.S. Attorney's Office subpoenaed documents from the Central Basin Municipal Water District, which used Tom Calderon has a political consultant for more than a decade. "You know, the enemies of Central Basin, I'm sure have talked to people and are making allegations of what my role was, but my role is my role," he tells the paper.

Assembly Speaker John Perez says changes to the state's Public Records Act will be reconsidered. The Assembly will consider SB 71 later this morning, according to his office.

The Los Angeles City Council agreed to place an initiative on the 2014 ballot that would ask voters whether L.A. should create its own public health department, reports the Los Angeles Times. At the same time, the city council said it would challenge the validity of the measure in court.

The Los Angeles Times looks at the colorful life of Councilman Bill Rosendahl. "He loves politics, which can be transactional, but also Buddha's message of transcendence. He represents some of the city's richest residents, and is friends with many of them, yet he remains firmly anti-materialistic," according to The Times.

Marketplace followed around a Los Angeles traffic officer as she handed out parking tickets.

Bonus: Ann Romney spoke to the San Diego City Council during public comment, according to ABC 10.

Tune into City Hall Pass on KPCC's Take Two at 10 a.m. for an update on politics throughout Southern California.

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