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  • Issue: Minority Recruitment Still Lacking at LAFD

    CityWatch

    Date: Jan 23, 2015 

    More outreach is needed to increase the number of women and minority firefighters in the Los Angeles Fire Department, according to a report released Thursday by a Santa Monica-Based think tank. 

    Female athletes and recent military veterans belonging to a minority racial group, such as Hispanic, Asian and black, should be targeted for recruitment, Rand Corp. researchers recommended in the 150-page report. 

    Mayor Eric Garcetti ordered the $270,000 study from Rand last year in an effort to improve the city’s firefighter hiring process amid criticism that the LAFD’s recruitment tends to favor relatives of existing employees, resulting in less diversity. 

    The Rand report also suggests that city leaders increase the fire department’s budget for recruitment efforts, which are currently being carried out by four individuals. (Read more here.) 

    -cw

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'A SHOT OF WHISKEY'

In the old west a .45 cartridge for a six-gun cost 12 cents, so did a glass of whiskey. If a cowhand was low on cash he would often give the bartender a cartridge in exchange for a drink. This became known as a "shot" of whiskey.


 

Not So Fast On CD 12's Parking Perk

LAOBSERVED - Regarding those signs at the Chatsworth Metrolink station marking off a couple of primo parking spots for the local council district staff, spotted last weekend. They are outdated, says Matt Meyerhoff, the communications director for Councilman Mitchell Englander. And never were a perk related to the trains.
According to Meyerhoff, the signs were posted back when Councilman Greig Smith had a satellite field office in the train depot. The council office, like other tenants, received a couple of set-aside parking spots. Shortly after Englander was elected last year, the council district 12 staff moved elsewhere in Chatsworth. (Read the rest) 
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CityWatch
Vol 10 Issue 96
Pub: Nov 27, 2012
 
 
 
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