Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Thursday
Is the multi-billion dollar budget of LAUSD attracting power hungry politicians to fight for control? The Full Disclosure Network™ special Video News Blog (12 min). Features the raucous debate over AB 1381 between the major players in the battle for control over the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Now that the EAA strike is over, Mayor Villaraigosa had a few things to say in a press conference Wednesday afternoon. While he supports the right of the workers to organize, the Mayor did not support the workers going on strike. The Mayor told the press, "We cannot compromise our fiscal health or deprive L.A.'s residents of essential services in order to meet unreasonable demands. We're not going to going to cut the police budget or undermine our plan to put 1,000 new officers on the street." Problem is, the City Clowncil has already begun to undermine the Mayor's plan by diverting trash tax funds away from hiring officers.
Franklin Avenue reports that these are the last days of department store Robinsons-May, itself the combination of two venerable Southern California institutions. Very soon, all the Robinsons-May stores will carry the name of its new owner, Macy's and there she wrote. Blogger Mike contrasts the lack of awareness on the part of Angelenos to this significant event, whereas Chicagoans witnessing a similar takeover by Macy's of their beloved Marhsall Fields' stores are up in arms.
Google the term "City Clowncil" and the Sister City is at the top of the list. However, one will find that Cincinatti too has a City Clowncil.