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Maven's Morning Coffee: Anaheim's voting system, trial delay for state senator, pension details made public

An Orange County judge is scheduled to hearing arguments today on Anaheim's at-large voting system.
An Orange County judge is scheduled to hearing arguments today on Anaheim's at-large voting system.
Sharon McNary/KPCC

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Today is Tuesday, July 9, and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:


Mayor Eric Garcetti has directed the city's general managers to reapply for their jobs, reports KPCC. "I think it would be unlikely that 100 percent of the folks would return," he told reporters.

An Orange County judge is set to hear arguments today about Anaheim's at-large voting system, according to KPCC. The American Civil Liberties Union argues the system is unfair to the city's Latino residents.

State Sen. Roderick Wright of Inglewood received another delay in his trial on voting fraud and perjury charges, reports the Los Angeles Times. "The counts stem from an investigation by the D.A.'s office, which accused Wright of lying about where he lived in order to run for his state Senate seat, starting in 2007," according to The Times.

The New Yorker looks at the language disconnect between tech start-ups and politicians. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom makes an appearance. "We have to meet the people where they are. And where they are right now is playing games and spending time on social-networking sites," he says.

CalPERS will soon begin posting details on retirees' benefits, reports the Sacramento Bee. The database will include names, monthly gross pension payments, years of service, and pension formulas.

FOX 11 highlights the city of Los Angeles' failure to enforce its own law that would fine banks $1,000 a day for allowing foreclosed homes to fall into disrepair.



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