Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Tuesday
City Controller Laura Chick who once represented and lived in the West San Fernando Valley, then moved to Silverlake when she was elected citywide is now considering moving to the Westside. Why? So she can run to succeed the termed out Jack Weiss and rejoin the City Council. All thanks to Proposition R. Eric Garcetti did you intend for these ghosts to come back and haunt the Clowncil? What's next Nate Holden moving to Chatsworth to follow Greig Smith? (Though the Clowncil would be fun again with good old Marina Del Rey Nate back in the horseshoe.)
Eat a potato chip - go to jail. The MTA is considering setting up its own court to prosecute those who break MTA laws - including eating potato chips on buses and trains. Watch out - the next reality show will be "Transit Court!" Give me a break. Of course you know the true purpose behind this - to make more money from fines.
WorldChanging Los Angeles profiles one of LA's youngest and most dedicated Neighborhood Council members - Sherman Oaks' Zach Behrnes - who is also the editor of the In The Oaks blog and a contributor to LAist. As a thoughtful and deliberative council member - as one of his "constituents" - I am quite impressed with this young man. Behrens has takes the time to travel his district and review the problems facing his district. Its possible that Zach and I may not agree on land use issues, but Zach is no emotional NIMBY. He comes to his conclusions after reasoned review. MetroRiderLA covers Zach's recent test of MTA's new "12 minute map." Behrens also reports that the company that provides bus benches to the City of LA isn't always doing its job removing graffiti from the buses.
Patt Morrison's guest for Tuesday on her KPCC radio show is Cle “Bone” Sloan, now a non-violent Blood gang member, who found out that most of his bangers had no idea how their gang had started when he was released from jail ten years ago. Sloan set out to educate them and himself with the production of his documentary, Bastards of the Party. With interviews from gang members to an FBI agent to a former Black Panther Party leader, Sloan chronicles the development of black gangs in a politically charged atmosphere in Los Angeles during the 1940s through the brief truce between the Crips and Bloods gangs after the Rodney King riots in 1992. He speaks with Patt about the path that has led him to the premiere of his documentary tonight.
A number of North Valley based Neighborhood Councils are hosting a candidates' debate amongst those running for the 7th District Council seat vacated by Alex Padilla. For more information click here.
Dr. Charlotte Laws is holding a public hearing of the Neighborhood Council Review Commission. For more information please click here.
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