According to KCBS 2, the Mayor said "cheese" 1390 times grinning with city employees in front of the red and gold decorated Christmas tree at the center of City Hall's third-floor rotunda.
Hopefully the major onslaught of photo-ops carries him through the weekend and he can enjoy Christmas with his family.
I gotta give it up to some of the city employees though, for not letting the holiday spirit get in the way. They took the opportunity to speak up about contract negotiations:
"I told the mayor that it was unconscionable with what he's offered us when we do the same type of work as DWP workers," said David Geary, an industrial waste inspector at Lopez Canyon for six years. "He told me that he makes tough decisions, and that his decisions are not going to be popular.Ouch. The funniest line had to come from Josie Santiago though:
"After that, I didn't want a picture with him because I don't like him," Geary said. "I just wanted him to get our message."
"We were surprised the line was short right now," said Josie Santiago, a 15-year employee with the city's street services division, who got in line around 10:15 a.m. "I think the line was longer last year when I came to see Mayor (Jim) Hahn."Happy Holidays!