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Maven's Morning Coffee: Eric Garcetti's style, LA's bicycle share program, DWP settlement in Owens Valley

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Today is Thursday, June 27, and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:


The LA Weekly predicts Eric Garcetti will be the "Boy Scout Mayor." "The transition team seems obsessed with trying to show an uninterested L.A. — only 21 percent of residents voted in the May 21 mayoral election — that City Hall is not a vapid PR machine," according to the piece.

Los Angeles' contracts with two "street furniture" companies have created some speed bumps for bicycle sharing in the city, reports the Los Angeles Times. "To make money, the company planned to sell advertising on the 400 sleek, silver rental kiosks that it would place around Los Angeles. But a contract between the city and two media firms will almost certainly prevent that from happening, the company recently learned," per The Times.

The Department of Water and Power and the Owens Valley have reached a settlement over dust mitigation, according to the Los Angeles Times. An announcement from the two sides is expected later today.

Proponents of same-sex marriage celebrated in West Hollywood Wednesday event, according to KPCC.



Upcoming Votes


  • LA City Council: Recommendation to use Measure R funds for Broadway streetscape program; recommendation to oppose state bill impacting city's charter amendment process (10 a.m.)

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