Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Tuesday
After previously being dropped, the Pacoima enterprise zone has been revived following action by Governor Schwarzenegger. The enterprise zone opens up tax breaks and other goodies for businesses located within its boundaries.
Zuma Dogg's run for City Council is getting noticed by some bloggers. Martini Republic has endorsed the D-O to the double G man; LA Voice calls it a longshot but recognizes anything could happen.
Mack Reed at LA Voice takes a ride-along with a senior lead LAPD officer in Skid Row who is determined to clean up his territory. Following the broken window theory Officer Deon Joseph starts off with busting pot smokers and re-claiming a park for the neighborhood. Eliminating the small crime brings the community back and eliminates the gateways to major crime is the theory - its one this old, dead Republican mayor agrees with.
Here at The Sister City we often get the latest copy of Councilman Bernard Parks' eblast. If it were prepared in an easier to read format, we'd present the information more often. However the most recent edition - sent out under the name of Parks' son and Chief of Staff Bernard Jr - had what we thought was a very odd opening paragraph (by the way the all capital letters is their doing not ours):
DEAR FRIENDS,For those of you policy and ethics rules wonks who read this blog, is the Bitter man's namesake correct? Does Bernie have to take a vow of silence during the campaign? Can he not send out emails to his district during the campaign? Inquiring minds wants to know.
DURING THE CURRENT COUNCIL REELECTION CAMPAIGN THE COUNCILMEMBER CAN NOT COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY WITH YOU AS HE HAS DONE IN THE PAST. THE CITY'S ETHIC LAWS IMPOSES A " BLACK OUT" DURING THIS CAMPAIGN PERIOD. I WILL TAKE OVER THE RESPONSIBILITIES & CONTINUE THE E-NEWS PUBLICATIONS DURING THIS PERIOD.