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311 callers left on hold; LAPD to enforce pot prohibitions; L.A. landlords sue over rental registry

311: Callers to the city’s 311 service request line saw wait times increase to an average of 6 minutes last year as operators spent more time handling individual requests while the size of the staff remained the same. City officials are encouraging residents to submit requests online through the 311 app. L.A. Times & KABC

Pot:  It is now legal to sell marijuana for recreational use but the LAPD says it will still enforce laws that prohibit the consumption of pot in public, while driving and by those younger than 21. L.A. Now

Lawsuit: A group representing Los Angeles landlords have filed a federal lawsuit over a city law that requires apartment owners to submit the rent, addresses, utility payments and other information about their tenants as part of a rental registry. The lawsuit claims the rent registry violates constitutional protections against illegal search and seizure. My News LA

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  1. At first glance, instead of 311 Callers Left on Hold my mind read “911” Callers Left on Hold, and I was amazed and heartened to see that this issue was being addressed. I use MyLA311 app often, to request pickup of various pieces of furniture, mattresses and misc. which are carelessly dumped in our alley. They are picked up on the very next regular trash pickup day about 95% of the time. Haven’t had as much luck getting graffiti removed, but eventually it was taken care of.

    But I digress…why Not a story about 911 emergency callers being placed on hold, and the contribution this makes to long, too-late responses to calls for help with crimes in progress? Anyone living on the East Side who has been fortunate enough not to have been robbed, had their car or house broken into, car stolen, etc., may still know about the increase in crime if they are part of NextDoor network or read statistics on CrimeMapping.com. The 911 system needs help, as does the LAPD, in the form of more staff and budget increases. Why is this ignored by our local press?

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