Breaking a Campaign Promise?
Mayor Sam and friends,
It appears that someone got their hands on an autodialer (anyone know where Hal netkin is?) and started placing thousands of calls to CD 12 constituents this weekend. The calls refer to Greig Smiths' "breaking of his campaign promise" by caving in and renewing the contract for Sunshine Canyon and BFI. The calls also draw a "pay to play" link to Smith (who supported Hahn) via his Chief of Staff, Mitchell Englander, Nephew of Sunshine Canyon/BFI lobbyist Harvey Englander. (Waste Management pulled out of the bidding the day before the hearing raising many eyebrows in the
These calls apparently sparked Mr Smiths' rapid exit from the Northridge Greek Festival where he was on display in his LAPD uniform. It also has sparked dozens of phone calls from various Smith minions trying to nail down the source of the calls.
In an interesting twist, the caller id of at least some of the calls indicate that the calls originated from a waste company in the 949 area code. Double-cross? A new contender for the CD 12 seat? Dunno but this should get interesting.
Hat tip to the AOL buddy with the tip
Labels: mitchell englander