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LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced today that he will return without signature a City Council election ordinance to place a half-cent sales tax increase on the March 5, 2013 ballot:

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa announced the development of an online resource for the Los Angeles apparel industry. The Mayor’s Office of Economic and Business Policy will partner with the Los Angeles Regional Export Council (LARExC) to research ...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck announced today that 1,673 firearms were collected during the 2012 Gun Buyback, bringing the total number of firearms collected through the program to 7,942.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed the Multiple Approvals Ordinance on Monday, cutting red tape and simplifying the development review process. Under the new ordinance development projects that require multiple approvals from the City of Los Angeles will now have one deadline rather than multiple expiration dates for individual entitlements.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Wednesday announced the release of the Los Angeles Regional Export Plan and new funding for programs facilitating exports through the Los Angeles Regional Export Council (LARExC) during a keynote speech at the Inaugural Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase Global Cities Initiative (GCI) Forum.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the Los Angeles City Council will honor five Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) during the two-day 17th Annual Minority Business Awards and Conference 'Fostering Strategic Business Growth for Job Creation' to be held March 23rd and 27th.

WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa asked U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Friday to empower school districts to apply for Race to the Top grants and for waivers from No Child Left Behind's rigid regulations. Continue reading

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today joined Councilmember Jose Huizar and the CEOs of Fifth and Pacific Companies and Lucky Brand for the grand opening of the new Lucky Brand Headquarters in downtown Los Angeles. Continue reading

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) released a request for proposals (RFP) for up to 30 Super Low Emission Buses (SLEBs) and/or Zero Emission Buses (ZEBs) as part of a pilot program to evaluate burgeoning technologies for LA’s future bus fleet.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today issued the following statement regarding the resignation of Martin Gomez as City Librarian. Gomez will assume the post of Vice Dean of the University of Southern California Libraries on April 2.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and community partners today launched the Greater Los Angeles Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Campaign Partnership, an annual effort to help qualified low and moderate-income families claim the tax credits they deserve.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the City Council, and business and community leaders launched a month of cultural events honoring African-American history and culture at the City's annual African-American Heritage Month celebration. This year the City of Los Angeles honored Sheryl Lee Ralph, Walter Mosley, and Dr. Keith Black.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced on Monday that six newly improved BusinessSource Centers are reopening across Los Angeles. The BusinessSource Centers are part of the Mayor's strategy to create a healthy environment for job creation in Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck today announced the 2011 results of the City's Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) program including a successful 2011 Summer Night Lights (SNL) program resulting in a 35 percent reduction in gang related Part 1 crimes for all SNL sites.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck today announced the City's 2011 year-end crime statistics that showed violent crime and property crime were reduced across Los Angeles for the 9th consecutive year.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Delivering on his promise to reduce pollution at the Port of Los Angeles and protect public health, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today marked a major milestone in the Clean Truck Program. The program required all trucks at the Port of Los Angeles to meet the toughest environmental standards in the nation by January 1, 2012.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- At approximately 12:30 a.m., the LAPD began enforcing the closure of City Hall Park after giving those in the park a final opportunity to leave without facing arrest.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced at a Friday press conference that City Hall Park will close at 12:01 AM on Monday, November 28, 2011, because the City of Los Angeles cannot maintain the public safety of a long-term encampment. During the period when City Hall Park is closed, a Free Speech area on the Spring Street City Hall steps will remain open during regular park hours.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa delivered a major address on Building a More Livable City on Wednesday, highlighting the concrete steps his administration has taken in the face of the Great Recession to build a better, more livable city for generations to come.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the launch of the Los Angeles Regional Export Council (LARExC) on Monday, a public-private partnership between government, business, and educational institutions that will coordinate export ...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Speaking to the United Chamber of Commerce Annual Mayor's Luncheon in Woodland Hills, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said for the first time on Tuesday that the three-year tax holiday on new businesses that he implemented in 2010 should never expire. The policy is currently set to expire in 2012.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday joined City Council President Eric Garcetti in Council Chambers to declare the City of Los Angeles' first annual Nonprofit Day. The event was organized by the Mayor's Office of Strategic Patnerships and featured organizations including Peace Over Violence, City Year, Downtown Women's Center and Conservation Corps.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed an ordinance into law last Friday that will drastically improve the way Los Angeles deals with its stormwater. The Low Impact Development (LID) Ordinance calls for development and redevelopment projects to manage the stormwater in a way that helps clean it and re-use it.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued the following statement on Tuesday about the Obama Administration’s announcement that the Crenshaw/LAX light ...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Villaraigosa today announced the second year of Fashion's Night Out, a City-driven program to help spur consumer spending and generate revenue for Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power General Manager Ron Nichols, Dr. Walter Jayasinghe and city officials on Friday celebrated the completion of a major solar panel installation project in central Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With California facing a deficit of one million college degree holders in 2025, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa delivered a speech to the Sacramento Press Club on Tuesday about the need to invest in California's education system to train our future workforce and keep our state globally competitive.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the appointment of Rafael Bernardino to the Board of Fire and Police Pension Commissioners on Monday.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced today he has appointed Gaye Williams as his new Chief of Staff. Williams, who has served as Senior Managing Director in the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Business Policy as well as Deputy Mayor for Intergovernmental Relations to Mayor Richard Riordan, will serve as Chief of Staff for the remainder of Mayor Villaraigosa’s term.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Councilmember Janice Hahn, Los Angeles Harbor Commission President Cindy Miscikowski and labor leaders celebrated the signing of a five-year Project Labor Agreement (PLA) at ...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the appointment of Dr. Sung Won Sohn to the Board of Harbor Commissioners on Tuesday (June 28). ”Having served as an economic advisor ...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilmember Tony Cardenas filled a pothole at the intersection of Gilmore and Cedros streets on Monday (June 6) to celebrate the success of this year’s ...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa issued the following statement on Tuesday (May 17) urging the Los Angeles Unified School District to implement the Partnership for Los Angeles’ parent engagement initiatives ...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued the following statement after meeting with Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. The two met on Friday (May 13) to announce the upgrading of the public ...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, gang intervention and prevention service providers, and victim advocacy organizations, announced on Friday (May 6) the third citywide ...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued the following statement regarding the President’s news tonight that Osama bin Laden has been killed by U.S. forces: “Tonight, we owe a tremendous amount of gratitude ...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Council President Eric Garcetti issued the following statements today on the ratification of the pension and healthcare agreement by a majority of employees represented by ...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today issued the following statement on the retirement of LAUSD Superintendent Ramon Cortines: “On behalf of the people of Los Angeles, I want to thank Ray ...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today issued the following statement on the retirement of First Deputy Mayor and CEO of the Office of Economic and Business Policy Austin Beutner. “At the ...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Villaraigosa delivered his sixth State of the City Address at Jefferson High School today, where he outlined his education reform priorities and reaffirmed his commitment to transform failing ...