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Today is Thursday, Jan. 8 and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:
The Hollywood Reporter looks at the fight between neighbors, politicians and tourists over access to the Hollywood sign. "Everyone involved agrees that the situation has become a powder keg," according to the piece.
Voters in Orange County will pick a new supervisor in a Jan. 27 special election, reports KPCC. The vacancy was created when Janet Nguyen, the board's first Asian-American representative, was elected to the state Senate.
L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin wants the Planning Department to come up with new ways to ensure developers are following through with requirements imposed on their projects, according to the Los Angeles Times. "I think it's a question of faith for the public, particularly for all the folks in the community who work so hard to negotiate a project in a way that's neighborhood friendly," he said.
Los Angeles could learn today whether it will be the U.S. Olympic Committee's pick for the 2024 Summer Olympics, reports the City News Service. Also in the running are Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Boston. The International Olympic Committee is expected to pick a host city in 2017.
Residents who address the San Bernardino City Council will have less time to speak under a new proposal, reports the San Bernardino Sun. Public speakers will no longer be able to "pull" a noncontroversial item from the consent calendar. Instead, speakers will have three minutes to talk about all of the items listed under consent.
- Los Angeles City Council: Appointment to Harbor Area Planning Commission (10 a.m.)
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