Posts Tagged: Los Angeles

Cities Lack Housing for Amazon’s Workers

Cities Lack Housing for Amazon’s Workers

Posted August 7, 2018 by

Amazon Will Worsen Urban Affordability Crisis As cities offer secret bounties to become Amazon’s second headquarters, the aggressive recruitment raises a question that all high housing cost cities involved should be asking: Where will Amazon’s new employees live? None of
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A Disastrous Week for Housing

A Disastrous Week for Housing

Posted October 19, 2015 by

In the United States, millions of people live in unaffordable and/or unhealthy homes or lack housing at all. If you wonder why, consider the events of October 10-13 2015. California Bombshell On October 10, California’s Democratic Governor Jerry Brown vetoed
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Court Unfairly Rejects Ellis Relocation Law

Court Unfairly Rejects Ellis Relocation Law

Posted October 7, 2015 by

For non-attorneys wondering how San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ronald Quidachay could have struck down San Francisco’s latest measure increasing Ellis Act relocation payments, the answer is simple: he used a legal standard that allows judges to throw out any
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The Perfect Solution to Homelessness

The Perfect Solution to Homelessness

Posted September 26, 2015 by

The past month  has seen national media stories on rising homelessness in New York City, San Francisco, Madison, Los Angeles and other cities. Each story describes the problem, the local government response, and the insistence from homeless advocacy groups that
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When Recall Becomes Necessary

When Recall Becomes Necessary

Posted January 28, 2015 by Rosemary Jenkins

I am a Democrat—capital and small letter “d” and proud to be both. I believe in the democratic process, in representative government, in division of power, in government of, by, and for the people. We like to think that when
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Activists Push for LA Living Wage Law

Activists Push for LA Living Wage Law

Posted August 19, 2014 by Julia Gould

In Los Angeles, city council proposals are too often created, deliberated, and negotiated behind closed doors in Spring Street offices. However, Raise LA—a proposal to raise the minimum wage at LA’s largest hotels to $15.37 per hour—is shaking things up.
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A Labor-Neighbor Alliance to Fix L.A.

A Labor-Neighbor Alliance to Fix L.A.

Posted August 1, 2014 by Tom Hayden

Los Angeles City unions today will assert a dramatic new approach to collective bargaining that goes beyond labor contracts to include collaborating with community organizations in a drive to “Fix LA.” In addition to bargaining for their members on wages,
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