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Friday, February 17, 2006

Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Friday

Stepping up their efforts for a new contract after 22 months without one, the city employee union Engineers and Architects Association Board of Governors yesterday voted for up to $1.5 million to be spent on the largest advocacy campaign in its long history. You may remember that they tried to tie up traffic at LAX during Thanksgiving as well as on local freeways. They now plan to make a stink at the Oscars and the LA Marathon. Read more about it here.

The Peace Officers Research Association of California has endorsed Jerry Brown for Attorney General. This adds to a growing list of public safety organizations that have endorsed the former Governor/current Oakland Mayor over Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo. Among the others are the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, Pasadena Police Officers Association, San Bernardino County Safety Employees Association and State Coalition of Probation Organizations.

Two weeks after having heart bypass surgery, former Mayor Richard Riordan is doing much better and was on hand today for a press opporunity with current Mayor Villaraigosa. Riordan is part of a blue ribbon panel the Mayor has assembled to deal with homeland security and disaster preparedness.

Candidate for the Third LA County Supervisoral District, David Hernandez, is proposing a new LA County Department of Corrections as a solution to the recent troubles in LA County Jails. Hernandez plan would take control of the jails out of the hands of the Sheriff and in an appointed official accountable to the County Supervisors. Hernandez says his plan would help the Sheriff's office to be more competitive in attracting deputy recruits who would not have to spend their first five years working in the jails, only to get snatched up by other local departments before they ever get on the street as a Deputy. To read Hernandez' plan, click here.

Public Meetings for Friday

10:00 a.m.: The Los Angeles City Council will meet. Agenda items include consideration of a five-year contract with the operators of the Sunshine Canyon Landfill.Council chamber, third floor, City Hall, 200 N. Spring St.



Blogger Archie Bunker said:

It's official Richard Riordan becomes Mayor for a Third and Fourth term!

I love how the puppetmaster is just controlling Antonio.

I bet with this subway to the sea, he'll hire Riordan's TetraTech to do the studies and planning and Tutor-Saliba (under a different name) to build the tunnels.

Just you watch.

February 17, 2006 8:50 AM  

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