Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Thursday
The United Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley - which unlike the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce still operates as a business advocacy organization - has followed Zuma Dogg's lead in condemning Council President Eric Garcetti's call to boycott the LAX Hilton in "support" of union workers.
Someone explain this to me. The DWP creates so much energy it sells it to other utilities. So then why did the City Council approve Wednesday a deal to purchase $200 million of energy from Canada?
The LA Times has a great editorial about Democratic machine politics in Los Angeles, particularly in anointing Felipe Fuentes as heir apparent to Richard Alarcon's barely cold State Assembly Seat. Briefly mentioned, but inherent in the piece is the absolute failure of Republicans to create an effective opposition party.
Mayor Villaraigosa and other local mayors spent much of Tuesday begging for money in Washington, D.C. Other junket related items: Daily News, Mayor Sam 2.
If there was evidence needed to quell speculation that posits LA City Nerd is none other than LAist's Zach Behrens, this may be it.
While I was out yesterday I didn't get this to you, but Martini Republic has one of the funniest posts I've seen in the blog-LA-sphere lately - suggestions for new programs for Mayor V to undertake.
And finally, our condolences to Kevin Roderick of LA Observed on the passing of his father, Robert. We take shots at Kevin from time to time, some for fun, some well deserved but all of us here at the Sister City have the Roderick family in our thoughts at this time.