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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Dogg Food Settlement Ball BACK In City Council's Hands For One More Try

Even Jack Weiss was slightly confused about what was about to happen due to what Council President Eric Garcetti acknowleged is a "loop hole in the Charter that we can look into remedying". (Usually Council would only have ten days, as in the case of ordinances, but since this is litigation they can hold onto it until the court date.)

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.]


Anonymous Matt Dowd said:

further breakdown of the vote, and wow this is interesting: FOR the immediate settlement of $2.7m :The african american trio of Parks, Perry and Wesson (all possibly under community pressure), our fantasy couple of Hahn and LaBonge, and council president Eric. thats the 6 who voted YES to over-ride the Mayor and his veto.
But that motion failed, and the VETO stands thanks to : the 4 hombres Cardenas, Huizar, Padilla and Reyes, the Semites Weiss and Rosendahl, and Smith Greuel and Zine. so the white folks were split on the issue, but the blacks voted for the money and the browns voted against- so do I still detect a tinge of racism in the voting????
I would have loved to have seen the Latinos split on the issue, just to really prove its not racial. and don't buy Wesson's talk about racism etc, he openly stated its about $$$$ at the bottom line if City loses the case in court. I say thats a call of "no confidence'" in the City attorney as defenders of this City.
something we talked about 6 months ago.

November 29, 2006 5:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's amazing how self-aggrandizing the City Council idiots are when waxing fondly about Alex Padilla, but they made him seem like the fucking Pope!

These idiots were falling over themselves like they saw god. It wasn't god; just Alex Padilla, a decent city councilmember who picks and chooses the easily solvable problems.

That having been said, it's clear that the City Council and Delga-dildo have to be replaced with people who aren't going to lie to the voters about term limits, etc.

There's not a good one of them. They are all corrupt. We need fresh and honest people in City Council and the City Attorney's office.

And for once, Villa La Raza did the right thing. He'll lose the next mayoral election though, because it's very clear that he's the dopiest of them all.

November 29, 2006 6:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mary Scummins is still Jim Bickhard's cunty cyberstalker.

The question is, when will Scummins sue the City of LA when she claims sexual harrassment against Ed Boks, who's presently being sued in NY for racial discrimination.

November 29, 2006 6:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When is Villa La Raza going to fire Jim Bickhard?

He's an oozing mess of lies.

A big, bloated blowhard for mayor villar la raza.

Poor Corrine Raigosa.

November 29, 2006 6:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When is Villa La Raza going to fire Jim Bickhard?

He's an oozing mess of lies.

A big, bloated blowhard for mayor villar la raza.

Poor Corrine Raigosa.

November 29, 2006 6:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Fire chief Bamatree should be fired immediately for ruining the good name of the department. How much more bad press can the good firefighters take? Bamatree doesn't stand up for his troops and he will do anything to hold on to his job - for what? For his future political gain. Disgusting.

November 29, 2006 6:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I AM PROUD OF DENNIS ZINE.

Dennis, you are the one person on that god-forsaken Council who showed bravery and common sense when your colleagues were going to fork over millions to the latest race-baiter.


November 29, 2006 6:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Corrine Villaraigosa can fuck her husband tonight and for once realize that he did the right thing this week.

Usually, he's just a corrupt asshole. This is the one good thing he's done while Mayor.

November 29, 2006 6:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't know who this Zuma Dogg nut is, but he's funny, and I bet he's got more integrity than just about anybody on council.

If we could fire this city council, it should be recast with Zuma Dog, Dennis Zine, and John & Ken.

And Corrine Villa La Raza as their beaver.

November 29, 2006 6:41 PM  

Anonymous PAUL RUFFALO said:


November 29, 2006 6:43 PM  

Anonymous Leah Svornich said:

John and Ken made a great point: force Tennie Pierce's lawyer to go to trial and see how much of her time she's willing to devote to this.

Force her hand Rocky!

See if she'll put her time and resources to this "sure thing."

The entire city of LA owes KFI and John & Ken a huge thank you. I normally listen to Tom Leykis, but when it come right down to it, this is a huge win for John & Ken. Leykis is for fun; John & Ken are for big time serious shit like this.

November 29, 2006 6:47 PM  

Anonymous Ken Hahn - Rolling over in my grave over my idiot children. said:


November 29, 2006 6:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maybe Tenny Pearce should call that TV lawyer who got his client $2.1 million.

The woman he chose to represent him REALLY overplayed her hand.

Jeannie Harrison, Pearce's lawyer, should be shunned.

November 29, 2006 6:50 PM  

Anonymous Zev Yarowhatever said:

who the heck is Corine Villaraza?

is that his wife or his mistress?

November 29, 2006 6:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

send this to everyone you know and tell them to send a thank you for John & Ken. If they didn't bring this to light council would have given away free money.


November 29, 2006 6:54 PM  

Anonymous Lisa Ruffalo-Owens said:

These comments are not only funny, they're bitingly true.

It's too bad this pragmatism is lost on City Council. They're willing to give away the house in order to curry favor with minorities.

Weiss deserves the most blame. He's educated, yet an idiot.

Walter Moore should take over his seat when Weiss runs for City Attorney. And Bob Hertzberg should run against Weiss so we can be done with Weiss for good.

November 29, 2006 6:55 PM  

Anonymous Matt Dowd said:

Weiss didn't even understand the condo ICO issue when it was spelled out by an assistant city attorney. what's so hard to understand about "granting a conversion was a simple one- finding process, and denying one was a two stage more difficult process" and THATS WHY the ICO's weren't enforced, not any legal issue , dummy (Weiss).
I completely agree, the guy is just one sandwich short of a picnic.

November 30, 2006 10:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who is Mary Scummins and what are you talking about?

She has nothing to do with the dog food settlement and now I'm really lost.

Nobody in this city who knows Ed Boks would accuse him of harrassment.

No way...

December 02, 2006 3:35 AM  

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