More Reasons We Need To Vote "NO" on Prop. R
First of all, nice to see Officer Landry back from vacation at the City Council meeting today. He's very inspiring. But let's talk about yesterday's articles in the LA Times and LA Daily News on President of LA Ethics Committee, Gil Garcetti and his philanthropic donation to Councilmember Eric Garcetti. [In case you missed my Public Comment this morning on TV 35, here is a transcript. And you can watch the re-run at 7:30pm and 12mid on City TV 35. Nunez hasn't killed that, yet.]
ZD: From yesterday's LA Times article (www.LATimes.com, 10/17/06). "Shouldn't the President of the LA Ethics Commission, of all people, abide by the panel's own rules for campaign giving?" The Los Angeles Ethics Commission President, Gil Garcetti, was fined for making an "improper" political contribution to his son, LA City Council President Eric Garcetti.
"Ethic commission members [especially the President] are prohibited from making contributions in City races."
President Gil Garcetti has a rock-solid alibi, though: " My wife said, 'sign here' and I didn't notice what the check was for." EXCUSE ME!!! That's even worse than admitting you are Eric's dad and simply couldn't resist supporting your son's campaign. However wrong and just as bad a violation, now Inspector General Zuma Dogg has to be concerned that the President of LA's Ethics Commission is signing checks without even knowing what they're for. I'll tell you what, don't look and sign one to "Zuma Dogg". I won't tell the newspaper. Laura Chick: Are you reading this, sweetie?
In case you needed a reason to Vote "NO" on Prop. R, I think this says a lot about the shadiness and corruption running rampant trusted City Council, and when you read my previous articles on how shady the whole Prop. actually is (www.zumadogg.blogspot.com), only a sucker or developer would vote "yes".
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