Laura Chick for Mayor?
Write in Laura Chick.
Interesting concept, but my thinking is if Laura Chick wanted to be Mayor, she should have run for the spot herself. And as fun as Boi's thought may be (and as a West Hollywood resident he can't write in anyone) of course Laura is not a qualified write-in candidate (there is one, forgot his name) so any such votes wouldn't be counted.
And with all due respect to the Boi and all the great work he does (as well as his support of the Sister City), I get really tired of people from West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Burbank, Santa Clarita sticking their noses into our electoral politics. Yea I know LA is the 800 pound gorilla next to you and you think you should have a say, but you don't. Be grateful that you have a small city that works and is effective and leave it at that.
Us here in the San FernandoValley - which would be the sixth largest freakin' city in the US - remain a colony of Los Angeles and our Imperial Governor Jim Hahn. (And yes if Tony Villar wins its the same damn sad story I know). Jim Hahn's crooked campaign blew the chance for now for us to be independent.
Valley Voters remember - it was the Hahn campaign that allegedly shook down big contributions to oppose our independence. It was the Hahn campaign that ran misleading television ads to scare old people in the Valley and the rest of the city from voting for independence. This was the election that folks like Hal Netkin, David Hernandez and other new found Hahn lovers ran in to take a stand for the Valley.
The conservative Republican who would have been Mayor of this fine new city - Keith Richman - has recognized the truth. Jim Hahn was our enemy and he has stood with Tony Villar who at least gave us a chance - even if it wasn't politcally expedient for him.
Indeed, Tony Villar would not have supported secession and probably never will but he is the one who joined with Bob Hertzberg to get the legislature to provide the funding for the LAFCO study. It was the Villaraigosa-Hertzberg team that overturned the Tom Bradley-Kenneth Hahn-John Ferraro era law that gave the City of LA an unconstitutional veto over our independence.
Tony Villar didn't agree with us, but he didn't try to stymie us. He at least gave us a fair shake to make our case. Jim Hahn didn't even want to have the discussion.
The Valley will remember.