LAX Hush Money???
An anonymous poster asked us to look into a deal reached by Mayor Poopy and various sorts around LAX to buy their silence when it comes to his K-Mart sized $11 billion airport expansion. According to the LA Times, $500 million will be paid to various churches, school districts and labor groups in exchange for their agreement not to sue over airport expansion.
The poster made that the claim that Poopy, or "Jackal Jim" as the poster calls him was taking credit for efforts started in the Riordan administration. We did find evidence of a Riordan era LAWA agreement with the City of Inglewood, but it doesn't seem to be as far reaching as this current agreement. So split the difference, give some credit to Mayor Dick, some to Poopy.
More importantly though is the city paying "hush money" to ramrod through this most ridiculous of boondoggles. Where are they getting the $500 million? Who is going to get it? How is it going to be accounted for that some well connnected folks aren't going to make out like bandits? Think of how many police officers this could buy. This calls for an investigation.