Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Monday
The Sunday Times has a story about state and local government efforts to reform eminent domain laws in light of a Supereme Court decision that allows them to take private land for transfer to developers. Most are banning the practice, only allowing eminent domain to be used to take land that would be used for clear, public uses such as building roads, bridges, schools, etc. Lets hope California is able to enact such legislation statewide, cause you know our City Council would never pass such rules.
David Zahnhiser, writing in this week's LA Weekly, details some of the high concept thinking going on at the third floor, with regards to how the LAUSD would be broken up and brought under Mayoral control. Not surprising, teachers' union president, A.J. Duffy is not happy with the ideas.
Not an LA story, but Jennifer Solis has an interesting take on the Duke-LaCrosse rape story. The first of a two part story here on the Sister City that will take a look at sexual crimes committed by college athletes.
He created the legendary 1970s sitcom "Good Times" and the film that was the basis for the series "What's Happening." He made millions and lived in a fine home south of Ventura Boulevard. Eric Monte was one of the young turks of television 30 years ago. Now, he's living in a Southland homeless shelter. The LA Times picks up his story from here.
Franklin Avenue notes the City of LA turns 225 this year and wants to know "where's the party?" Eric Garcetti responds with some ideas and a promise to consult Tom LaBonge for further celebration plans.
Republicans in Ventura County have some spelling challenges. Click here for more.
Here are a few highlights from the blog last week:
Arthur Winston, 100
Roberta Gillis, 69
Zine vs. The South Central Farmers
Car thief hits lottery, posthumously
The Elephant in the Room
10:00AM - Public Safety Committee Meeting
1:00PM - Budget & Finance Committee Meeting
3:00PM - Audits & Governmental Efficiency Committee Meeting
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