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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Its Miller Time

Gerry Miller has been chosen as the Chief Legislative Analyst for the City Council, replacing Ron Deaton who went over to DWP.

40 Comments:

Blogger joseph mailander said:

The old adage "Never be an interim anything" is foiled again.

Maybe they'll ask Winogrond to stick around too. Wonder what kind of plans career gentrifier Mark Winogrond has for CD14?

September 28, 2005 12:32 PM  

Anonymous Archie Bunker said:

Mayor Sam and Frank. What a clever way of diverting attention away from Antonio's photo-ops and possible investigations.

September 28, 2005 12:58 PM  

Blogger joseph mailander said:

Talk about diversion, I'm LAobserving a certain blogger trying to dupe City Hall beat reporters into blowing their afternoons on figuring out what deals were cut to lock Miller in. Any article that talks about such deals should come equipped with a snooze alarm. Even so, let's watch to see if anyone takes the bait.

September 28, 2005 1:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mr. Mailander:

You contempt for Kevin Roderick is transparent. Please let it go.

September 28, 2005 1:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mr. Mailander:

Your contempt for Kevin Roderick is transparent. Please let it go.

September 28, 2005 1:20 PM  

Blogger joseph mailander said:

There's no contempt here, anonymous poster. Just trying to help some impressionable thirtysomething journos budget their time as wisely as possible. Shame on you for suggesting that there's contempt where there's only peace and love and respect for the trade!

September 28, 2005 1:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mr. Mailander:

I'm not a fan or a foe of Mr. Roderick, but you have taken it upon yourself to deride him on multiple ocassions. It's childish and tiring.

Sincerely,

Anonymous Poster

September 28, 2005 1:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mailander has a peculiar obsession for LA Observed.

--Anonymous Poster #2

September 28, 2005 1:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Word on the street is that Jon Mukri, Rec and Parks Department head is also becoming a Legislative Analyst, as of January 1st, 2006.

He's been there barely a year, great quote from the Rec & Parks website, where his "I'm so glad to be joining the department" letter is still the whole of their department page:

I look forward to meeting the challenges of the years ahead and to making the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks the best in the nation.

September 28, 2005 2:12 PM  

Blogger dgarzila said:

you can fnd a picture at

http://www.centralcitye.blogspot.com

I was there this morning supporting a friend of mine who was being appointed to the central area planning commission.

check out the photo

September 28, 2005 2:43 PM  

Anonymous Archie Bunker said:

How much did Murki contribute to the Villaraigosa Campaign?

September 28, 2005 2:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't know what Muckri did or didn't contribute, but I know that there's a lot of shuffling of district and regional managers in Rec and Parks right now.

Numerous ineffective "making time until retirement" folks are being kicked uphill and getting promotions. It could all be part of departmental shenanegans as far as I know.

September 28, 2005 3:00 PM  

Anonymous Archie Bunker said:

That's why I voted Hahn. He gave them perks but didn't make the city into a free-for-all like a certain Charasmatic-Armani suit wearing- show up at press conference with that BS grin Mayor.

September 28, 2005 3:04 PM  

Blogger joseph mailander said:

I'm not a fan or a foe of Mr. Roderick, but you have taken it upon yourself to deride him on multiple ocassions. It's childish and tiring.

If you think so, that is true for you. But I'm not backing down or backing off, Mr. Anonymous. I'm going by my own experience.

Please note that in this case I am not advocating anyone to stop reading whatever they like. I'm inviting City Hall reporters not to follow leads on whatever Roderick (or for that matter, me or anyone else) tells them to, but to go out on their own instincts and do what they feel is newsworthy.

Why don't we debate on whether or not an alleged "deal" involving something as politically neutral as the top CLA spot should be is newsworthy? It was a presumptuous thing to say, because CLAs have to gravitate to neutral ground in order to gain their authority.

How do you think Deaton, a Republican, became such a notoriously efficient one here in LA? It had nothing to do with whatever deal was made when he came into the office. It had to do with his own performance in the office.

If Miller suddenly starts serving Antonio-favorable analysis to Council, Antonio will get nothing he wants. If he favors the Council, he'll get dissed by the Mayor.

One guy offered an invite for local journos to fish for red herring and maybe slime Miller on the one day he should be congratulated. I'd like to suggest that a contrary path is also available today.

September 28, 2005 3:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Winogrond will stick around until Reyes takes the job, Joseph.

September 28, 2005 3:19 PM  

Anonymous Times Guy said:

No matter how much Kevin bitches, Mailander is right on this one.

September 28, 2005 3:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mr. Mailander:

I'm not a fan or a foe of Mr. Roderick, but you have taken it upon yourself to deride him on multiple ocassions. It's childish and tiring . . . BUT VERY FUNNY AND INSIGHTFUL. THANK YOU FOR TAKING HIM TO TASK.

Sincerely,

Another Anonymous Poster

September 28, 2005 4:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Molina must be incarcerated.
Av's sister must be incarcerated.
Molina's husband must be incarcerated.


Where is the justice with crooks like these running the streets?

Can you read this Miller?

September 28, 2005 4:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Archie Bunker

U should know by now the Mayor's spin for Villaraigosa. No matter how the color the wall, it is still AV pulling strings here. Skelton advises and posts.

September 28, 2005 4:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Frank

Why did you at one time mention a threat from Cyberlady, what happened?

September 28, 2005 4:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Miller promised to keep Corina Villaraigos company for the duration of Mayor's term.

September 28, 2005 4:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joseph, your hangups with Roderick are passe, try speaking of new topics, those that matter to the community.

September 28, 2005 4:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Molina must be incarcerated.
Av's sister must be incarcerated.
Molina's husband must be incarcerated.


Where is the justice with crooks like these running the streets?

September 28, 2005 5:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Think there's a jail cell big enough for Molina?

September 28, 2005 5:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah, she'll fit. Thank god she's only 4'11 any taller she'll need two cells

September 28, 2005 5:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

They can flip her and carry her into the cell like a 2x4. But she'll have to do everything laying on her side because her height is the shortest dimension to her.

September 28, 2005 5:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I saw Molina once at a store with her son. Her son looked upset when some shoppers went up to her and sais, "Your that lady that comes out on channel 35 on cable, right?"

September 28, 2005 5:11 PM  

Blogger dgarzila said:

ok guys enough of that already.

There is an old saying :

Where do we keep our worst criminals?

In Governement where we can keep an eye on them

September 28, 2005 6:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I know several posts have made reference to Molina (presumably Gloria Molina). What's the story behind her. I don't know.

September 28, 2005 7:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

google her name with Mayor Sam, you will see what's up with that fat (crook) cow.

September 28, 2005 9:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Roderick is obsessed with trying to embarrass AV.

September 28, 2005 9:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I called the Council District 14 office in my area, the lady was rude.

Jennie Carreon-Lacey. Field Deputy. Efren Mamaril.
2035 Colorado Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90041 (323) 254-5295

September 28, 2005 9:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mailander thinks hiring a CLA is politically neutral? Hahahahahaha. It only took them weeks, followed by a marathon exec session.

September 28, 2005 11:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mailander seems somewhat naive (politically). Of course there was a deal.

September 28, 2005 11:54 PM  

Blogger Phil Krakover said:

Why does no one post on just who Gerry Miller is and what his past is, and what he has done?

The post wasn't about Mailander or Broderick. You guys are obsessive.

Get over it.

September 29, 2005 5:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mr. Mailander:

I must offer my apologies. I see that Kevin Roderick has decided to jump in the mud (again) with Brian Hay. It seems no one can leave well enough alone.

September 29, 2005 7:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why wasn't Bill Fujioka who worked well with Deaton appointed? He must have some baggage.

September 29, 2005 9:24 AM  

Blogger joseph mailander said:

Mailander seems somewhat naive (politically). Of course there was a deal.

Of course I'm politically naive. That's why I read MayorSam, and continue to defend it to everyone I can: because I like the transparency in government offered by this blog, both in posts and comments. It provides info I can't get elsewhere.

But I didn't say there wasn't a deal, or that the process was politically neutral. That's a complete misrepresentation of what I said.

I don't know if there was a truly far-reaching deal or if Council simply wanted to dance with other pretty girls in order to inspire loyalty in one. I said that hectoring journalists to pursue this yesterday afternoon was offering them a red herring.

September 29, 2005 10:38 AM  

Anonymous Archie Bunker said:

dgarzila, Funny but true saying
"Where do we keep our worst criminals?

In Governement where we can keep an eye on them"

September 29, 2005 2:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gerry Miller is the worst possible person for the job. I'm sick of nobody in the town understanding the power of the CLA. I hope Gerry doesn't get as much as Deaton had. That should be stopped before it gets started. He is way too involved in the inner workings of the..yes.. politics of the city. He is aligned with the old staff, consultants, lobbyists and former politicians way too much to be truly effective. He won't make decisions based on fact. He'll make them based on what he's told by them.

Why did Council make such a big deal of pretending to hire an outsider? I'm not sure. I think they were torn. Half of them know his ties and how he'll conduct his job and the other half benefit from having him there.

Fujioka wouldn't have been any better. Both he and Miller are too old school. Good ole boy network. Whatever terminology you use. He was missing from Council Wednesday for the Miller announcement, so perhaps it was rubbing salt in the wound.

I hope people keep on top of this.

If we are going to have the same old people in high positions, yet they're just getting hired, perhaps AV will make the radical changes he claimed he would and Miller will take marching orders from AV - not the political scum he currently does.

October 01, 2005 1:04 AM  

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