Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Thursday
Gloria Molina takes over as the new Chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, assuming the role from Mayor Villaraigosa. Some are not looking forward to the change. "Gloria has a big mountain to climb if she is going to keep up with Antonio," said Bart Reed, executive director of the grass-roots Transit Coalition. "She has a lot of challenges and we don't know if she has the same level of vision."
The Daily News has some stern words for the Council and its proposal it will put before voters to extend their term limits. Particularly, that the measure only applies to Council Members and not the three citywide elected positions, Mayor, Controller and City Attorney. The News figures that Mayor Villaraigosa doesn't have an issue with this as he probably doesn't plan to stick around City Hall that long.
The LA Times reports on coming DWP rate hikes. The proposal calls for a rate hike averaging 2.75% overall, but most residential users would see their bills rise by 1.6% this year and by 2.2% next year. Businesses would pay more, and those that use a lot of water, such as hotels, would see their rates increase 11.5%. Jim Alger and Brady Westwater better start firing up those Neighborhood Councils.
A growing number of business, parent and community groups are lining up to oppose Mayor Villaraigosa's LAUSD takeover plan. Even though a number of high powered groups are against AB 1381, the LA Times points out that the Mayor has lined up some pretty powerful Sacramento heavyweights in favor of his plan. Thursday evening the Mayor will host another town hall meeting to discuss the plan, this time in Westwood.
8:00AM - CERS: Ad Hoc Office Space Planning Committee/Special Meeting Board of Administration
8:00AM - FPPEN: Joint Meeting - Ad Hoc Space Planning Committee
9:00AM - LADOT: Board of Taxicab Cancelled
9:00AM - FPPEN: Board of Fire and Police Pension Commissioners
9:30AM - EAD: Environmental Affairs Commission
10:00AM - PLN: Cultural Heritage Commission
10:00AM - CRA: CRA/LA COMMISSIONERS
10:00AM - CYF: Regular Commission Meeting
11:00AM - LAHD: Rent Adjustment Commission
12:00PM - LACC: Los Angeles Convention Center Dept
4:30PM - PLN: North Valley APC Meeting - Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center