Latest News Articles for February-March 2014

From LA Daily News:

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti to propose eliminating business tax

“In an attempt to make Los Angeles more competitive with neighboring municipalities, Mayor Eric Garcetti will propose phasing out the city’s business tax as part of his first budget.”

http://www.dailynews.com/business/20140204/la-mayor-eric-garcetti-to-propose-eliminating-business-tax#

From LA Business Journal:

L.A. Council Renews Westfield Tax Breaks

“The L.A. City Council gave its final approval on Tuesday for a set of tax breaks for the Village at Topanga project by Australian mall developer Westfield Group.”

http://www.labusinessjournal.com/news/2014/mar/04/city-council-renews-westfield-tax-breaks/

Also see Councilmember Bob Blumenfield’s website for a FAQ on the Westfield Village:
http://blumenfield.lacity.org/questions_about_subvention

From StreetsBlog LA:

Introducing L.A.’s Proposed Health and Wellness Plan, What It Isn’t and Is

“The Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles (Health Plan) is a collaborative effort spearheaded by the Department of City Planning (DCP), with the L.A. County Department of Public Health, the California Endowment, and the project consultant Raimi + Associates.”

http://la.streetsblog.org/2014/03/11/introducing-l-a-s-proposed-health-and-wellness-plan-what-it-isnt-and-is/

From the California Department of Transportation:

Comprehensive Travel Survey Shows More Californians are Walking, Biking, and Riding Transit

“Nearly 23 percent of household trips were taken by walking, biking, and public transportation. In 2000, that share was only 11 percent. This increase includes a dramatic increase in walking trips, which nearly doubled from 8.4 percent to 16.6 percent of trips.”

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/paffairs/news/pressrel/14pr021.htm

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