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Maven's Morning Coffee: storm water fee gets a hearing, neighborhood councils asked to pay for elections, appointment to Board of Public Works

A fee to pay for storm water clean-up may be permanently sidelined, according to the Daily News.
A fee to pay for storm water clean-up may be permanently sidelined, according to the Daily News.
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Today is Tuesday, March 12, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:


A storm water clean-up fee may be permanently sidelined by Los Angeles County supervisors today, reports the Daily News. "The supervisors' nuanced motion is indicative of the rocky seven-year history of the proposal, which aims to tackle one of the most entrenched pollution problems by creating a new revenue stream," according to the newspaper.

The city of Los Angeles wants neighborhood councils to help pay for their 2014 elections, according to the Daily News. CAO Miguel Santana says the financial help is needed due to the failure of Measure A. But, the chairman of the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates called that a form of punishment.

A city engineer suspected of taking $60,000 in bribes in exchange for bogus building approvals has lost his job, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa appointed former Assemblyman Warren Furutani to the coveted Board of Public Works, reports KPCC. The appointment is subject to approval by the L.A. City Council. The commission job pays $127,000 a year.

Two women who were injured by police officers during the search for Christopher Dorner have yet to receive a new pickup truck as promised, according to the Los Angeles Times. "After they shot my clients ... this broken promise of a truck donation and the nonsense that followed is a slap in the face," the women's attorney told the paper.


9:30 a.m. Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Hall of Administration, board room

9:30 a.m. Board of Police Commissioners, LAPD Headquarters, board room

The Los Angeles City Council is on recess.


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