Dogg Food Settlement Ball BACK In City Council's Hands For One More Try
But Council just had two votes that put the $2.7 million dogg food settlement BACK into the hands of City Council.
The first vote was 6 yes, 9 no to OVER-RIDE the Mayor's veto, meaning the Mayor's veto remains. (So Janice Hahn was defeated in her motion to pay the money now, without a legal battle.)
The second vote was a motion by Jack Weiss, seconded by Councilmembers Greig Smith to "receive and file". This gives Council until the trial date in March to retain control of the settlement, meaning they can choose to still settle; but at a revised, probably LOWER amount, then offer it to Pierce's attorney. (And based on her public comment, she would probably reject it cause she was all "puffed up" over how her client would probably win in court.) Or, Council can still decide to offer NO settlement, and take the City's chances in court.
So the soap opera continues with this cliffhanger episode of L.A. City Council as seen on TV 35.
And congratulations to Senator Alex Padilla who served his last day as L.A. City Councilmember. Please try and catch the replay of this moving and uplifting community tribute to a truly blessed individual who has done so much for his community. (ZD has some big shoes to fill!)
[Thanks to Matt Dowd for contributing to this story.]