TGIF Briefs on the Los Angeles (and Beyond) Political Machine
Lydia was the spark plug, the instigator on the Board. To say that the City Attorneys probably did a happy dance on Monday night is an understatement. While President Len Shaffer seems to believe that the BONC’s primary duty is to make City Hall happy, Lydia questioned almost everything. She was there to and made a point of visiting all of the NCs in her area during the month. She also spent time with other neighborhood councils whose representatives were not so committed. I always wanted to clone Lydia. I may not have agreed with everything she said or proposed, but I saw her as an ideal volunteer -- prepared to give her nights, weekends and hours of phone time trying to make her eighteen NCs function better. I don't blame her for quitting. However, the NC system has lost one of its most powerful supporters.Indeed, the Resignation of Commissioner Grant is a major blow for a NC System trending towards an irrelevant, neutered political tomorrow.
While the excuse for public consumption regarding the FOUR YEAR DELAY in initiating Trial Proceedings, is Noguez's changing Legal Council, speculation is that the LA County District Attorney's Public Integrity Division, has been reigned back from pursuing corrupting probes ......., especially against Democratic Officeholders.