Saturday Morning Hotsheet
JM, Elmo is Lost, Sunland Tujunga, 1.17.08
Joseph Mailander a guy in la • elsewhere • email
It's too bad Jim Murray and Bud Furillo and Jim Healy and Stu Nahan aren't around to eulogize Georgia Frontiere.
LAXpansion---This won't please the folks in Westchester: Fee for peak-hour landings at LAX proposed. Councilman Bill Rosendahl's tentatively for it.
"The plan would allow flights to be spaced out more evenly, while the funds generated from increased landing fees could be used for runway and airport improvements, according to U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters, who announced support earlier this week for a similar proposal in New York City." Folks in Westchester are largely distressed by the prospects of more LAX expansion.
Livable Places is revving up for the next affordable housing tax measure, with a program in slated on Ardmore for January 30. Spanish translation services will be provided.
Here's the way Livable Places spins Measure H's 2006 loss:
In November 2006, LA residents sent a clear message that they want our Mayor and Council Members to address the city’s housing crisis. In 13 out of 15 council districts, strong majorities voted for new housing bonds, propositions 1C and H. Reliable and practical ways to increase housing choices do exist.In November 2006, LA residents sent a clear message that they want our Mayor and Council Members to address the city’s housing crisis. In 13 out of 15 council districts, strong majorities voted for new housing bonds, propositions 1C and H. Reliable and practical ways to increase housing choices do exist.
"Sent a clear message"---in fact, and as usual, LA residents had no idea what they were voting for, baffled by a bad faith ballot measure. But even so, you would think from that that the measure won. It lost. You would also think that the City would be interested to call a new tax a "tax", rather than a "bond" on the ballot, but that didn't happen either, and it likely won't happen the next time.
The CRA's Joan Ling, whom I recently featured in this Mimosa, when some rare moments of debate in Council broke out regarding her, and former Councilman Michael Woo, whom voters sent a clear message that they didn't want as Mayor in 1993, are both on the Board.