Mayor Villaraigosa’s diverse, blue-ribbon committee wants to make LA more friendly to business by improving LAX and the Port of LA and redeveloping city-owned land in South-Central. We’ll also look at Proposition S on the city ballot: a tax on telephones. On Reporter’s Notebook, why didn’t LA County Supervisors ban plastic shopping bags?
The Los Angeles Economy, Prop S, and Plastic Bags
From this Episode:
Los Angeles now has a 10% tax on telephones, but it’s highly likely to be overturned by the courts—at a cost to the city of $243 million dollars.
The Los Angeles Economy and Jobs Committee Releases its Report
Los Angeles has lost 30,000 jobs in the past decade and 106,000 in manufacturing alone during the past 17 years. Those are among the findings of a 26-person committee put...