Sunday Summary: Goldberg And "Surplus Property"
The second is a profile of Jackie Goldberg, a termed-out Assembly Member who apparently wants Roy Roemer's job as Superintendent of the LAUSD. However, she mused, "Maybe I should go back to being a teacher - that was my best job and my favorite job by far." I'm guessing some of you out there would rather see her go back to teaching than take over the schools.
One Steve Frank, who, according to the article, apparently publishes some kind of conservative newsletter, had this to say about her: "Any opportunities to raise fees or business taxes, she voted for them. Anything to harm the businesses in her community and the whole city, she voted for it. She does not believe in the free market. She believes in the government market." (I'm not sure whether the Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled Frank as a "hate group," but since he advocates a free market and low taxes, he's probably at least on their "watch" list.)
Read all about it: http://dailynews.com/news/ci_4174875.
Also, I want you to do some research for me. The other day, I either saw a news story on TV or a tiny story in a newspaper to the effect that Villaraigosa planned, basically, to give the City of L.A.'s "surplus properties" -- as if there is such a thing -- to the LAPD to use for "affordable housing" for police officers. But I can't find anything like that on the internet today. Did any of you hear or read that?