Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Tuesday
** Memo to the Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition, you may be still wondering why CD City Clowncil Central Committee Member Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo" is blowing smoke in regards to your ambitious plans to reopen LA's Oldest Museum? Maybe it has to do with this "Pay to Play Contribution" via someone with "El Plan".?
Monday, September 29, 2014
Happy Bloggin 50th Birthday to Michael "Mayor Sam" Higby!!
Afternoon Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Monday
Another DONE-approved Act of Disempowerment in LA-32?
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Morning Briefs on the "Detroit on the Pacific" Political Machine
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Mayor Sam Exclusive: "Broken Deal Cedillo" continues to ignore Cypress Park Stakeholders while Dining with Sandra Figueroa-Villa
Monday, September 22, 2014
An Anonymous Commentary on the Dysfunctional State of the LA-32 NC
Dispatches from the Mystical Los Angeles Political Wilderness for Monday
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Its Sunday Bloggin Comments to Mayor Sam: "The Principal Heidi Acosta-Monteo (3 and 3), Michelle & Joshua PJ Corzantes and Councilman Huizar Cyber Bullying Edition for 9-21-14"
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Dispatches from the "Disempowerment LA-occupied" LA-32 Neighborhood Council Underground
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Ridley-Thomas: $75,000 Prop 46 Pay to Play?
Proposition 46 is a measure to, among other things, increase the state's cap on medical malpractice awards. Backed by consumer groups, large attorney firms, some unions, politicians such as Senator Barbara Boxer and activists such as Candace Lightner, founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and Erin "They're boobs, Ed" Brockovich, the proposal seeks to address a number of issues and allegedly outdated laws and regulations around medical malpractice.
Not surprisingly, hospitals, doctors, insurance companies, the Republican party, the California Chamber of Commerce, Stuart Waldman's Valley Industry and Commerce Association and several other unions are opposed to the measure.
However, the latest kerfuffle around the measure concerns our old friend, County Supervisor, Mark Ridley- Thomas. The Sacramento Bee is reporting that proponents of the measure say that following a $75,000 donation by the No on 46 committee to Ridley-Thomas' PAC, the African American Voter Registration, Education and Participation Project, the Supervisor scheduled a vote for the County Board of Supervisors to vote to oppose 46.
Pay to play at work again? What would Betty Pleasant say?
CD 14 Coffee Smackdown!! John Perez "wasn't convinced" to endorse Jose Huizar
Monday, September 15, 2014
Bloggin Personal Note ............
Friday, September 12, 2014
T. Gloria I.F. Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine
** Late Morning Update: Councilman Huizar's Sexual Harassment Trial postpone to March 2, 2015. One day before the CD 14 Election.
From Jill Stewart in the LA Weekly:
Former city controller Laura Chick had harsh words for both Huizar and Molina: "I was surprised and a little aghast" about Molina's announcement, she says, "because I happen to believe in something called the art of leaving. Gloria Molina has served this city long and well, but it's time to pass the baton. I was very surprised that in this long time of public service that she hasn't found someone to mentor. Men — or especially women. And it's disappointing to me."
But, Chick adds, "That said, I hope to heck someone puts Jose Huizar out of office."
Grace Yoo, a Koreatown activist involved in a federal lawsuit that claims the 2012 Wesson-led redistricting chopped apart legally protected communities, has not taken a side in the Molina-Huizar war.
But if Molina can persuade voters that the City Council is emerging as a new version of the old boys' club — 14 males who vote in lockstep on 99 percent of council matters — she may pose a threat to Huizar.
Yoo says, "I think the fact that Gloria Molina stepped into the CD14 race means that this very quiet race has, all of a sudden, become a very major race. ... She's been the first Latina on so many occasions. She certainly wouldn't be the first Latina City Council member — but the fact is that we currently only have one" woman on the council: Nury Martinez, who represents part of the San Fernando Valley.
Your thoughts ................
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Thursday, September 11, 2014
9-11-01: A Day Forever to be Remember .........
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Another "Broken Deal Cedillo Moment" as Clowncilman Gil announces himself the 2014 El Grito MC
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Morning Brief on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Tuesday
** A blogging flashback moment via Jack Humphreville as he muses on the upcoming CD 14 Campaign between Jose Huizar, Gloria Molina (and John Perez?) ........,
Huizar is also embroiled in a couple of scandals, including a 2012 car accident which the City settled for $185,000 in March of 2014. The major scandal involves a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by Francine Godoy, his former aide, alleging that married Huizar retaliated against her for refusing to continue their sexual relationship. During her tenure in his office, the very attractive Godoy’s salary increased from $47,000 in 2006 to $132,000 in 2013, during which time she moved into an adjoining office to Huizar that had a specially constructed connecting door.
** LA Downtown News Editor and reigning "Scribe of Wit" Jon Regardie is no one's fool in musing his cynical thoughts (mixed with facetious word play) about a proposed voter lottery to stimulate turnout at the polls ........,
OK, I’m being facetious, but as mentioned above, how about looking at cash payouts only after trying other steps? Those steps, by the way, include having city politicians acknowledge that their attempts at career longevity are part of the problem. Actually, they’re about 88% of the problem. Get-out-the-vote efforts by politicians who target their own constituencies are much more effective for them when the voting pool is miniscule. That and other machinations mean many local elections are highly, if legally, manipulated. Said another way, local balloting is increasingly more a coronation than an election. While theoretically anyone can run for any office, the power of entrenched office holders and political machines, including big-money labor and business groups, means that choice is quashed long before election day.
Your thoughts ...............,
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Monday, September 08, 2014
Morning Brief on a Fraudulent (now litigious) 2012 Redistricting Scheme for Monday
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Dispatches from the "Disempowerment LA-occupied" LA-32 Neighborhood Council Underground for 9-6-14
Labels: Dispatches from the Disempowerment LA-occupied LA-32 Neighborhood Council, El Sereno Bicentennial Committee, El Sereno Historical Society, Friends of Cesar Chavez Elementary, LA-32 Neighborhood Council
Friday, September 05, 2014
LA County Supervisor Gloria Molina to challenge Huizar for CD 14 in 2015
Councilman Huizar's "Director of Spin" crafted the following "Coca Puff" for his boss.
Huizar spokesman Rick Coca responded with a statement from the councilman touting his work in the district, which includes El Sereno, part of Highland Park and most of downtown. “From revitalizing Broadway and helping create thousands of jobs downtown, to building new parks, to championing groundbreaking pedestrian, bike and business friendly policies that are the model for the entire city, the service to Council District 14 constituents has never been higher and I look forward to continuing to serve as their councilmember for the next four years," Huizar said
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Morning Briefs on Women (Nadine Diaz and Sandra Mendoza) taking on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Friday
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Beeber to Seek CD4 Seat
Beeber joins a crowded field including former Assemblyman Wally Knox.
In a statement released to press, Beeber said “Year after year, the same problems continue to plague our city while our elected officials maintain the status quo”, said Beeber. “I believe it doesn't have to be this way and we can do better. We must demand that City Council Members concentrate on the issues that most affect us in our daily lives and listen more closely to the people they represent. Los Angeles' best days are ahead, but only if we begin now to fix what's wrong.”
When a former Campaign Gimmick becomes a new Policy Initiative for Mayor Garcetti
Appearing at a taping for Monday's mayoral debate in Studio City, Garcetti called the mailers a gimmick. "A $15 minimum wage, that sets up a false expectation," Garcetti said.
He also stated that the mailers are taking advantage of voters at the end of the race.