LA's Housing Authority board has fired its highly-paid CEO, who tried to evict tenants when they picketed his home. He calls his firing retaliation against him for asking the board to reimburse excessive expense accounts. Also, it's been five years since a federal consent decree required Los Angeles' Metro system to reduce fares and provide more buses. Now, Metro's reducing bus service and building trains. We get the latest on LA's ongoing battle over public transit. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the intervention in Libya shows President Obama pulled in a multitude of different directions. Is there now an "Obama Doctrine" in the Middle East? What are the implications for US policy toward the rest of the world?
A Scandal in Housing and Cutbacks in LA's Bus Service
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Los Angeles Housing Authority Head Is Fired
A controversial city bureaucrat has been ousted. The board of LA's Housing Authority , the largest west of the Mississippi, has fired Rudolf Montiel, who tried to evict...
Cuts to LA's Bus Lines
For 10 years, LA's Metro, and its predecessor, MTA, functioned under a federal consent decree, which required more buses and lower fares to benefit poor people of color. But...