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Maven's Morning Coffee: Election Day in the Valley, upheaval in Cudahy, the archbishop discusses immigration

Voters in the city's Sixth District will vote for a new councilwoman today.
Voters in the city's Sixth District will vote for a new councilwoman today.
Frank Stoltze

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Today is Tuesday, July 23, and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:


It's Election Day in Los Angeles' Sixth District. "Turnout could be low because the unusual, stand-alone city contest comes just two months after city voters chose a new mayor, city attorney, controller and six new council members, and eight months after voters reelected the president," per the Los Angeles Times.

Over at Los Angeles Magazine, Raphael Sonenshein puts together a to do list for Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Archbishop Jose Gomez talked to Which Way, LA? about immigration reform.

Vernon's former city manager is suing the city after CalPERS cut his $500,000 annual pension, according to the Los Angeles Times. Bruce Malkenhorst wants the tiny city to make up the difference now that his pension has been cut to $115,000. Malkenhorst was previously convicted of misappropriating funds.

The city of Cudahy, which has already seen some of its elected officials prosecuted by the federal government, is facing more upheaval, reports the Los Angeles Times. "A longtime councilman has stepped down and a second may not return after having a stroke, according to city officials and sources," per The Times.



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