Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Monday
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In light of the bridge collapse in Minneapolis last week both the City and County of Los Angeles has ordered various bridges to be inspected to ensure something like that doesn't happen here. I'm glad they're doing it, but why does it take a tragedy to move us to action?
LA CityWatch reports that organizers of the effort to recall Councilman Jack Weiss are using Zev's mayoral campaign stump speech as well as recent comments by City Planning Director Gail Goldberg to bolster their case against Wacko Jacko.
It's not a new situation but looks like the San Fernando Valley is not getting its fair share of police resources. So much so that five of the six City Council members who represent the Valley have asked for a report from the LAPD on how many officers actually serve the area. Hmmm, time to get secession brewing again?
As Joseph Mailander has pointed out, there are some innovative market based strategies for providing affordable housing. The Whittier Daily News reports that the City of LA and other municipalities are considering encouraging pocket sized condos and apartments that could be sold at a low price point. This is excellent news.
I mentioned it briefly in this post here, but for some time now I've been quietly working on a new blog project, that is a neighborhood blog for the NoHo Arts District. Writing under my own real nom de plume of Michael Higby with no vestiges of the old, dead Republican Mayor, the blog covers what's going on here in our village as well as what I think of it (as if you care). So far joining me is NoHo native Video Louis Elovitz with stories of NoHo history and things to be. Check out Downtown NoHo Times at http://downtownnoho.blogspot.com/
And finally, apparently Al Sharpton can't get any traction in New York, so he may be moving to Chicago to run for Mayor of the Windy City. What's next? Jesse Jackson running for Governor of California or Newt Gingrich as Mayor of LA?
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