"We Are Not Amused" - The Latest On The Clowncil's Attempt To Screw LAX Hotels
As loyal readers know, City Clowncil enacted an ordinance that singled out a few hotels, in one part of town, and would have required them to pay much higher wages than anyone else.
Those businesses, and others, responded by following the proper legal procedure to let voters decide, at the next election, whether to repeal the law. The Council then had a choice: proceed with the election or repeal the law themselves. They opted for the latter.
Then, however, they immediately turned around and enacted the same law again, only this time they through in an expenditure of $1 million of your money, ostensibly to improve streets near the hotels being singled out to pay higher wages.
Well, the businesses that spent so much time and money to challege the ordinance are not amused. Their lawyer has written a letter to the Clowncil explaining that you cannot circumvent the law on referenda merely by re-enacting the same law after repealing it.
Stay tuned to see what happens next. This could get into some interesting legal and political issues. It may also wake up the business community -- to the extent there's any business community left in this town!
Here's the story from today's Daily News.
P.S. The picture is "Homey The Clown," whose catch-phrase was "Homey don't play that." You really have to watch the skits to get the humor.