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Downey Struggling to Find Funds For Rose Parade Float

Friday, August 12, 2022 | 4:59 am

Councilmembers in Downey said the city could be removed from the Rose Parade if it cannot find a way to raise money to produce a float for the coming parade.  The nonprofit Downey Rose Float Association may seek financial subsidies from Downey taxpayers, accor... More »

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LA County Puts Cannabis Business Tax Measure on November Ballot

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 | 5:06 pm

Los Angeles County voters will be asked in November to consider a ballot measure that would impose business taxes on cannabis operations in unincorporated areas, once such businesses are permitted. The county is still developing regulations for cannabis operat... More »

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Roadside Memorial Sign Program Approved by City Council

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 | 2:09 pm

The City Council on Monday gave approval for a citywide Roadside Memorial Sign Program which will honor victims of fatal auto crashes and increase awareness of traffic safety to motorists. Under the program, the family of a victim of a fatal collision can requ... More »

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HOPE Team to Receive More Funding

Monday, August 8, 2022 | 7:40 pm

As part of Monday’s consent calendar, the Council voted to authorize the City Manager to increase a contract with Union Station Homeless Services by $199,000 for additional HOPE Team street outreach funding. The HOPE team consists of police officers who partne... More »