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Will a hotline help LA city council handle workplace complaints?




The fight between the Department of Water and Power and City Hall lives on as an appeals court considers whether the controller can audit the books of two private groups funded with public money.
The fight between the Department of Water and Power and City Hall lives on as an appeals court considers whether the controller can audit the books of two private groups funded with public money.
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Multiple allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct are forcing businesses and government bodies to re-examine how they handle such complaints.

The city of Los Angeles is no different. At a council meeting yesterday, the members debated how they should improve the process. KPCC political reporter Mary Plummer has been writing about this issue, and she gave A Martinez an update. Among the possible solutions to this major problem? A hotline.

"This is definitely still in very early stages. Resources weren't discussed yet. We do know they're planning a hotline and a website so this is a two-pronged approach. The general manager of personnel said the city's IT department would be helping with this and her emphasis was that she wanted to ensure that people could report anonymously."

To hear more about what L.A. City Council has in the pipeline when it comes to handling misconduct, click the blue play button above.