Airport Plan Passed, County to Sue
Voting yes on the matter: REYES, GREUEL, ZINE, LABONGE, CARDENAS, PADILLA,
PERRY, LUDLOW, MISCIKOWSKI, SMITH, GARCETTI and HAHN. Voting no were PARKS, WEISS and VILLARAIGOSA.
Prior to the vote, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to sue the City if the plan is approved. Rightly, they view this illogical plan as having a possible negative effect on efforts to seek a regional airport solution in the Southland.
Shepherding the measure for Poopy through the Council was Cindy Miscowski who later appeared on Warren Olney's excellent Which Way, LA? program on KCRW. (You can listen to the six minute interview with Cindy here, requires Real Player.)
Is it just me, or when you listen to Cindy does she sound inherently full of herself and phony? In the interview, she dismisses the County's vote and implies they are not serious. She makes the point that the City could essentially settle with the County as they have with Lennox, Inglewood and the labor groups - for the right price the County's silence might be bought.
One would hope not. The County is the only player in this - other than the FAA who must give final approval - who has the resources and power to go against the City.