Courtesy Los Angeles Fire Department
A jury settled on a $1.1 million judgement against the Los Angeles Fire Department after determining a fire inspector faced racial discrimination.
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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 26, and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:
An African-American fire inspector won a $1.1 million settlement after a jury determined he had been discriminated against during his 30 years with the Los Angeles Fire Department, reports the Los Angeles Times. The "ruling is a blow to a department that has found itself accused of systematic discrimination — particularly against black firefighters — in the past," according to The Times.
Repairs to Getty House are costing L.A. taxpayers $400,000, reports the LA Weekly. Typically the city allocates just $118,000 a year to the foundation that oversees the mayor's official residence. Mayor Eric Garcetti and his family will move into the house by the first of the year.
A Los Angeles City Council committee has recommended a one-year concessions agreement for four city golf courses, reports the Daily News. Consultants will be hired to look at long-term solutions.
The new Southland blog explores the urbanism of Los Angeles through the lens of its history.
- LA County Board of Supervisors: Recommendation to approve funds for Psychiatric Urgent Care at MLK Hospital (9:30 a.m.)
- Los Angeles City Council: Report on housing in Hollywood (10 a.m.)
- Los Angeles City Council: Recommendation to designate Johnie's Coffee Shop a monument (10 a.m.)
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