Today in Council
Jim, when your opponent wants to bring up a subject that you don't want to be brought up, or if your opponent uses maneuvers in Council to highlight a sensitive subject. Sometimes, and only sometimes it's best to roll-over and pretend your opponent is wasting their time and whatever tactic your opponent is trying doesn't faze you.
Wonder why this strategy works? Simple, it doesn't give the media any story to cover, there is no clash to cover, just some arcane council maneuvering that no voter would understand.
Instead you have your council colleagues fight a Prop. 5 maneuver.
Dumb, very dumb. Some (MEAT) might even call you a dun-dum for it.
Today in council Tony Villar supporters tried to Prop 5 the airport concession contracts over the Airport Commission.
The vote was 6-5, they needed 8 votes for Prop 5 to kick in.
The 5 councilpeople against invoking Prop 5 were all Jim Hahn supporters. Made something that would not have been covered, covered.
I fully expect the LA Times and Daily News to cover this non-story story, which was only turned into a story because of Hahn supporters. Which means tomorrow Angelinos are going to wake up right into another Pay to Play story, nicely fitting in Tony Villar's strategy.
I want a battle -- not a stomping.
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH UPDATE.
Right now I have found over 84 neighborhood watches, i need to know how many were in the district before Tony Villar became a Councilmember.
I am finding most of the Neighborhood watches by calling Hollenbeck and Northeast pretending to live in different neighborhoods, it's working. I don't want to call the Villaraistas mainly because i think they will feed me biased info.
Please e-mail the chief.
Debate note: This sunday at the Museum of Tolerance - The Chief will be watching. The Chief will be in attendance.