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Today is Thursday, May 10, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:
With Austin Beutner out of the mayor's race, there is no longer a "City Hall critic with genuine civic experience," according to a Los Angeles Times editorial.
Proposition 28, a ballot measure that would allow state lawmakers to serve 12 years in one house, would serve to "instill some adult supervision and to dampen political ambition, especially in the Assembly," writes George Skelton at the Los Angeles Times.
A state assemblyman has introduced a bill that would require tax agents to register as lobbyists, according to the LA Weekly. Assessor John Noguez, whose home and office were searched by authorities two weeks ago, has proposed regulations that would ban tax agents from making campaign contributions and giving gifts worth more than $50.
Where to Find the Politicians
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will attend the Above and Beyond Medal of Valor and Purple Heart Award ceremony at Hollywood and Highland at 11:30 a.m.
Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar will attend the opening of a 25-unit affordable housing apartment complex in El Sereno at 10 a.m.
8:30 a.m. City Planning Commission, City Hall, room 350 Consideration of major developments at USC
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