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Maven's Morning Coffee: LA County gets an extra $50 million, LAX runs into more roadblocks, and a look at Eric Garcetti's religion

LA County is expected to receive an additional $50 million this year in property tax revenue.
LA County is expected to receive an additional $50 million this year in property tax revenue.
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Today is Thursday, May 30, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:


Los Angeles County is expected to see a $50 million revenue boost in property taxes, reports the Los Angeles Times. "The increased revenue is expected to be modest. But it has delivered some optimism that a larger recovery is on the way — and that governments can finally begin to at least think about undoing years of cuts and pay freezes," according to The Times.

The Service Employees Union United Service Workers West is planning an environmental challenge over LAX's expansion plans, reports the LA Weekly. "The SEIU is questioning the expansion's local impact and its alleged 'significant increases in noise, air pollution and traffic'," according to the Weekly.

The Jewish Journal notes that the mayors of America's three largest cities are all Jewish now that Eric Garcetti has been elected in Los Angeles. "Along with new City Attorney Mike Feuer and Controller Ron Galperin, he is heir to a 60-year process of Jewish political re-enfranchisement that curiously calls to mind the earliest years in the history of modern Los Angeles," according to the piece.

A Daily News editorial calls on Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti to make business reform in the city a top priority. "If Garcetti succeeds in making L.A. a business-friendly city, it evidently will come as a pleasant shock to a lot of people in the business community," according to the Daily News.


Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will celebrate LGBT Heritage Month at 6:30 p.m. on the First Street Steps of City Hall.


1 p.m. Information Technology and General Services Committee, City Hall, room 1010

2:30 p.m. Ad Hoc Committee on Downtown Stadium and Convention Center Renovation, Convention Center, room 503


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