Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Friday
Controller Laura Chick has found a half a billion dollars due the City. Chick's new "Vendor Services Unit" has found countless examples of vendors overcharging the city or not delivering goods and services paid for. (Update: Make it "half a million dollars." This old, dead Republican mayor should not be blogging when he is sleep deprived from early morning radio interviews. Still, good chunk of chump change, lets hope the City can find more.)
Councilman John gets a hat tip from Martini Republic on his Neighborhood Councils story.
Mayor Villaraigosa and Magic Johnson are slated to be at the grand opening of a Starbucks on Crenshaw. On the agenda for the speeches is talk about bringing more jobs to South Central LA.
Some residents are concerned, but developer J.H. Snyder unveils plans for a massive makeover of Laurel and Valley Plazas in North Hollywood. Good move I say, as one who grew up hanging out at the two malls (anyone remember Safari Pets and the Ice Capadaes Chalet?) back in the 70s and 80s. The place has become a miserable dump (and Laurel Plaza save for Robinsons-May was destroyed by the 94 quake) and the new plans sound awesome. One note to Daily News scribe Beth Barrett, The Grove shopping center is not downtown, but in the Fairfax District.
As Councilman John reported, Assemblyman Lloyd Levine's Chief of Staff, Stuart Waldman, has announced his campaign for the State Assembly in 2008. Stuart has debuted his new website at www.stuartwaldman.com.
8:30AM - LAFD: Board of Fire Commissioners - Special Meeting
9:30AM - BPW: Board of Public Works
9:30AM - CAD: CAC Meeting
10:00AM - COUNCIL: Los Angeles City Council