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L.A. Spends $56 Million with Arizona-Based Companies, Will They Cut Ties with them Today?
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Today the Los Angeles City Council will debate and vote on a resolution calling for the end of city business with the state of Arizona and companies headquartered there until the controversial immigration bill SB 1070 changes. In an analysis (.pdf) prepared for the discussion, $56.28 million has been identified in city contracts with Arizona-based companies.
The department with the most investment with Arizona is the L.A. Harbor, which spends $25.6 million, most all of it going towards Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's Clean Truck Incentive Program. “We don’t recommend rescinding the contracts due to adverse effects on the environment and public health," a port spokesman told the LA Times.
But the report from city analysts recommends a much more conservative ban, which may lead to many contracts staying put. Instead of a black-and-white ban, the report recommends refraining from doing business when it won't cost the city much money by going elsewhere and to also only terminate contracts when it fiscally makes sense and won't get the city into legal trouble. The ban on official travel is recommended "unless special circumstances can be demonstrated to the Council that the failure to authorize such travel would seriously harm City interests."
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.