Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Monday
During the recess, Council President Eric Garcetti will spend time in Navy Reserve training in Pensacola, Florida.
A fairly significant coalition of local activists are lining up to oppose the City Council's term limits extension, Measure R. Jason Lyon of the Silverlake Neighborhood Council wrote the official ballot argument against the measure, and a citywide cadre of Neighborhood Council members ranging from Jim Alger to David Hernandez to Jill Banks Barad to Soledad Garcia are lining up to fight the measure. And because its the computer age, a blog opposed to Measure R has already gone up. Stay tuned, its going to be a wild ride I think.
Jennifer Cohen joins the City Hall staff of Council Woman Wendy Greuel as a Legislative Deputy. Based in the City Hall office, Jennifer will focus on several legislative issues with much of her time spent on transportation related topics. Jennifer completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA in history and sociology and received an MA degree in Public Policy from USC. Prior to completing her masters, she worked in Washington DC as a policy analyst on education and family support issues. During graduate school, she worked as a research assistant for the METRANS Transportation Center and interned at Metro.
Full Disclosure Network presents a three minute video preview exposing the Los Angeles Unified School District's half a billion dollar fiasco, in a special series entitled, "Belmont: The Black Hole of School Construction." The still incomplete public school is now estimated to have cost almost a half a billion dollars after seven years of investigations, lawsuits and controversy. When the Los Angeles news media ceased covering the Belmont Learning Center debacle the Full Disclosure Network™ (FDN) jumped at the opportunity to cover the story, on videotape, as a PUBLIC SERVICE. Belmont was only 60% complete and had an estimated cost of $175 million to $228 million. Most public officials and the news media had pronounced the project a “dead issue". That could not have been farther from the truth.