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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Tuesday

Light blogging here, working with wounded internet.

Tuesday Mayor Villaraigosa will introduce his new deputy mayor of education, youth and families, Former Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Ray Cortines. Wonder when there will be a deputy mayor of single people? Oh! I forgot. We do it for THE CHILDREN and OUR FAMILIES. Fuck you if you're a selfish, childless, single creep.

Later in the day, the Mayor will attend the California Labor Federation/AFL-CIO's 26th Biennial Convention and do his weekly Univision Channel 34 segment.

LA Voice has a piece about reports that LA's middle class is nearly extinct. Good luck getting your bonds paid for. See the thing is by letting in hordes of illegal aliens, creating a climate hostile to business and new home development, you chase out all the things the middle class - which comes in all colors for those of you who didn't know - needs to stay here. They're finding it in Las Vegas, San Bernardino, Phoenix, and in some cases, even Mexico.

The Long Beach Police Officers Association, today announced their unanimous endorsement of Jerry Brown for Attorney General. They join about 50 other law enforcement organizations across California to endorse Brown.

City Meetings for Tuesday

8:30AM - COUNCIL: Housing, Community, and Economic Development Committee
9:00AM - COUNCIL: Education & Neighborhoods Committee Meeting, CANCELED
9:00AM - CERS: Private Investments Committee/Special Meeting Board of Administration
9:30AM - LAPD: Board of Police Commissioners CANCELED
9:30AM - LADBS: BBSC Meeting
10:00AM - ZOO: Commission
10:00AM - COUNCIL: Los Angeles City Council
10:00AM - CERS: Board of Administration
10:30AM - COUNCIL: Los Angeles City Council Special Meeting
1:30PM - DWP: Board of Water and Power Commissioners Special Meeting - Van Nuys City Hall
2:00PM - COUNCIL: Planning & Land Use Management Committee Meeting
2:00PM - COUNCIL: Information Technology and General Services Committee Meeting
3:00PM - LAFD: Fire Commission HRDC Meeting
4:30PM - PLN: Central Area Planning Commission Meeting - City Hall, 10th Floor
7:00PM - ENSNC: SLNC Art & Culture

14 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ray Cortines is HUGE!

Man the LAUSD has no idea what move our Mayor will make next.

Maybe they should STUDY the situation a little better and support the reform legislation.

July 24, 2006 10:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You're right! LAUSD's expensive consultants are no match for the finesse of MAV.

The reform legislation sucks though, and no one should be supporting it. It severely dilutes accountability.

It is also a big waste of time. MAV's antics are going to end up getting settled in court and even he is admitting this publically.

July 24, 2006 11:36 PM  

Blogger Archie Bunker said:

What did he do as LAUSD Superintendent?

July 25, 2006 8:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Non-LA rant:

Man, I hope Lieberman loses! Not that his liberal, country club opponent would be much better, but "pontificating Joe" is a moralizing, sniveling, calculating phony. And at least there would be one more voice criticizing Bush about the Iraq quagmire. JL should have had the guts to leave his cushy Senate seat when he ran for VP.

July 25, 2006 11:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It does look like a tight race for Lieberman. What do the polls show?

July 25, 2006 12:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A recent Quinnipiac University poll shows that in a head to head matchup, Lamont has a four point lead 51-47, just outside the poll's 3.8% margin of error. But in a 3-way race with the GOP candidate, Lieberman has a big lead over both opponents.

July 25, 2006 1:21 PM  

Blogger Peter McFerrin said:

I think the disappearance of the middle class is more of a generational thing than anything else. Middle-class Baby Boomers who are both anti-densification and anti-sprawl have completely choked off housing development, which is screwing over most of their Gen-X children. Working- and middle-class Boomers flush with equity sell to upper middle- and upper-class Gen-Xers, forcing everyone else to go to San Berdoo or Methdale.

Los Angeles was one of the cheaper places in the United States throughout most of the 20th century, which is why it grew so fast. Now it's one of the most expensive, and while it's a much more important city internationally it hasn't exactly become that much more desirable as far as quality of life. The incredible rise in housing prices that started in the '70s can be attributed in large part to anti-growth politics. Multifamily housing starts collapsed in the '80s, "overdevelopment" whining to the contrary. Prop 13 hasn't helped, either: cities don't want residential growth because it can no longer generate enough property tax revenue to pay for the services it requires, and the 1% assessment growth rate doesn't even come close to inflation.

July 25, 2006 3:07 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Well, you have to factor in the massive immigration of people at the very bottom of the income scale, along with the much larger number of children...

July 25, 2006 5:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I am so sick and tired of Steve Lopez picking on Mike Antonovich and the Board of Supervisors. We are very luck to have 5 very dedicated and effective supervisors.

July 25, 2006 9:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thank you Steve Lopez if you were picking on the out-of-his-head Antonovich, big-headed nobody-can-beat-me Yaroslavsky, pay-me-and-it's-yours Yvonne, I-need-to-be-sure-my-son-gets-paid Knabe and it depends-are you Latino Molina.

Five fat disgusting nobodies who have waaaay too much power.

July 26, 2006 12:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thank you Steve Lopez if you were picking on the out-of-his-head Antonovich, big-headed nobody-can-beat-me Yaroslavsky, pay-me-and-it's-yours Yvonne, I-need-to-be-sure-my-son-gets-paid Knabe and it depends-are you Latino Molina.

Five fat disgusting nobodies who have waaaay too much power.

July 26, 2006 12:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Does anyone know if Antonio showed up at his convicted felon friend's Martin Ludlow's fundraiser Friday? Remember Antonio saying on TV Ludlow was like a son to him. Well, the rest of those idiots got blasted in the papers for even having the fundraiser and annointing this convicted felon. Connie Rice, John Mack, Cunningham, Watson, Ridley Thomas they said should all be ashamed of themselves.

July 26, 2006 7:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is it any surprise that the LAUSD's high paid lobbyist (Darry Sragrow and Glen Gritzner) and incompetent attorneys (the general counsel office) are being outmanuvered? I really expected more from these village idiots, especially since we taxpayers are paying them $20K a month.

July 26, 2006 8:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Did Shannon Murphy really write Romer's "internment" speech. I keep hearing rumors.

July 27, 2006 10:58 AM  

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