Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Monday
Los Angeles homeless advocate Ted Hayes has joined the anti-illegal immigration group, The Minutemen, and is part of a group of other African Americans who are coming out in opposition to uncontrolled immigration. Hayes and the other leaders note the impact illegal immigration particularly has on the Black community, calling it the "biggest threat to blacks in America since slavery."
Animal activists are raising concern over the LA City Council supporting legislation proposed by Assemblyman Lloyd Levine that would set requirements on space required in zoos for elephants. The activists are concerned that the standards set are based on faulty science and are not appropriate for the well being of the animals. As you may remember, this blog has come out against building a new elephant exhibit at the LA Zoo and is supporting relocating the zoo's current collection of pachyderms to a preserve where they would be better off than in the cramped quarters at the zoo.
The Los Angeles County Area Agency on Aging will hold elections for the California Senior Legislature, which identifies senior concerns, develops proposals and advocates for the inclusion of those concerns in legislative proposals of the state Legislature.
City Controller Laura Chick will hold a news conference to release her audit of the Los Angeles Fire Department's staffing of the 911 dispatch centers. The audit reviews areas for opportunities for efficiencies and evaluates the possibility of using more civilians as call takers rather than sworn firefighters.
A new local blog that takes a decidely anti-President Bush tone has hit the blogosphere. Empire Falls has a lot of liberal hoo-haw we don't agree with, but we salute their efforts and find their blog to be interesting.
10:00AM - Public Safety Committee Meeting
1:00PM - Budget & Finance Committee Meeting, CANCELED