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Today is Friday, March 9, 2012, and here is what’s happening in Los Angeles:
- The city Ethics Commission agreed 3-1 to increase campaign contribution limits, reports the Los Angeles Times. Donors can now give $700 to city council candidates and $1,300 to citywide candidates per election cycle.
- Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and L.A. City Councilman Bernard Parks argued over the future of the Coliseum on yesterday’s edition of Air Talk on KPCC 89.3 FM.
- LA Streetsblog looks at an organizational shakeup in the Department of Transportation, including the retirement of Assistant General Manager John Fisher.
- Prosecutor Mario Trujillo is dropping out of the race for district attorney, citing a health issue, according to the LA Weekly.
The Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects will host a talk tonight with mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel. Deaton Civic Auditorium at LAPD Headquarters at 7 p.m.
Council members Bernard Parks and Jan Perry will appear on The Hutchinson Report Newsmaker Hour with host Earl Ofari Hutchinson tomorrow at 7 p.m. to discuss redistricting.
The Los Angeles City Council will be on recess today through next Wednesday due to the National League of Cities’ conference in Washington, D.C.
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