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Los Angeles Wants to Rename Rodeo Road ‘Obama Boulevard’

A Los Angeles city councilman has proposed renaming a 3.4-mile segment of Rodeo Road, between Jefferson Boulevard and Arlington Avenue — already known as “President’s Row” — after former President Barack Obama.

Barack Obama mural (EricaJoy / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

L.A. Olympics Could Lose over Council-Mayor Fight

Now that Boston has withdrawn from bidding for the 2024 Summer Olympics, the moribund offer from Los Angeles has been revivified, but the Los Angeles City Council’s demand that it have power to veto any taxpayer guarantee for financial losses may sink the city’s bid.

Associated Press

Garcetti to Increase L.A. Traffic with ‘Green’ Transport Plan

Los Angeles City Council have proposed a transportation plan they know will increase L.A. traffic, in the hope that drivers will abandon their cars and turn to other modes of transportation, such as bicycling, walking, or public transit.

The Associated Press

LA Minimum Wage Hike Will Force Youth to Move Back Home

Some economists are warning that the Los Angeles City Council’s approval of what is essentially a $1.20 per year increase in the minimum wage for the next five years will be so inflationary that rents and other prices will rise.

Los Angeles to raise minimum wage from $9 to $15 an hour

LA Considers Minimum Wage Increase: $15.25 by 2019

The Los Angeles City Council and Mayor Eric Garcetti will meet with representatives of the California Restaurant Association and other city officials Tuesday to consider steadily raising the minimum wage over the next four years.

The Associated Press