Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Monday
Astro-Turf In Action: today 200 parents from the Los Angeles Parents Union will be caravanning to Sacramento to lobby in favor of Senator Gloria Romeros Education Reform Bill, AB #1381. This hotly contested bill would shift authority from the elected school board to a superintendent who would be hired by the mayor. It also would give the mayor authority over three clusters of the lowest-performing schools, and would give local educators greater control over a campus budget, curriculum and instruction. Astro-turf that is, because this "grass roots" coalition of "parents" is well funded and has obtained the services of one of LA's premier PR flack firms, The Rose Group.
The folks at "Excellence in LA Schools," the Mayor's lobbying effort to back his takeover of the LAUSD contacted us to tout some of their latest "endorsements." Among them, the Daily News, United Chamber of Commerce San Fernando Valley, Encino Chamber of Commerce, Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, Central City Association and the Greater East LA Chamber of Commerce. If you're interested in seeing who is donating to this effort, click here, and if you want to see where the Mayor is spending their money, you can click here.
Is LAX hiring gang members and illegal aliens for sensitive posts in secure areas at the airport? Full Disclosure has interviews with a former Sheriff's department official and a US Attorney, that should give most of you pause.
Running for City Council: Jim Alger - We'll know tomorrow, Zuma Dogg - Yes, David Tokofsky - Maybe.
9:30AM - BPW: Board of Public Works
9:50AM - COUNCIL: Public Safety Committee, Special Meeting
10:00AM - COUNCIL: Public Safety Committee Meeting
10:00AM - DWP: Board of Water and Power Commissioners Special Meeting
12:00PM - CDD: DVTF - REGULAR MEETING
1:00PM - COUNCIL: Budget & Finance and Public Safety Committees Special Joint Meeting
6:00PM - COUNCIL: Education & Neighborhoods Committee, Special Meeting
6:30PM - ENSNC: General Mtg. 081406
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