Ass Clown of the Week
Some snips from the article:
The same could not be said, however, of Los Angeles City Council members, who were so focused on promoting Chick's audit -- and appearing with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at a signing ceremony for Chick's proposal -- that they left the public to address 12 empty seats during Tuesday's council meeting.
The council's indifferent response to the public has been a hot-button issue for years among neighborhood activist community volunteers. Earlier this year, an appellate court judge forced council members to hold a new hearing on a zoning issue because too many of them had been caught on videotape getting out of their chairs, talking on the telephone or chatting with aides before a vote.
Garrison and nearly two dozen of his neighbors waited four hours for the chance to speak on a residential development project planned for their neighborhood, which is expected to result in the removal of 200,000 cubic feet of dirt.
"I apologize to those individuals," she [Greuel] said. "We tried to peek in and hear part of it as it was ongoing."
"We sat there and listened through four hours of the other business," he [Garrison] said. "And when it came time for us to be heard, they went into the other room for a photo op."
So, as you can see, the City Council has proven yet again they know how to turn a deaf ear and a blind eye towards their constituents, making them more than deserving of this week's "Ass Clown of the Week" Award.