Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Wednesday
Is anyone in Los Angeles more arrogant than William Bratton? Rick Orlov reports that Bratton "has made clear during his tenure it's that he doesn't like anyone telling him how to run the LAPD." His latest target is Dennis Zine who is attempting a change to Special Order 40 albeit a highly watered down version of Jamiel's Law. Apparently the New York fool with the Culver City spin thinks he knows more about the LAPD than the former motorcycle cop turned Clowncilman who's been LAPD for like what nearly 50 years? Go to hell Bratton!
Mayor Villaraigosa is telling you that his next annual trash tax hike will pay for more cops. But city records say the money raised won't even come close. So, after a few months of that, what's next? November's City Income Tax measure on the ballot (called something else of course).
Blogger Robert in Monterey reports that rising gas and transportation costs have made living in the suburbs more expensive and causing home prices to fall. Living in the city center in dense concentrations will meet some of the housing needs for many; hence Zev Yaroslavsky's support for suburban sprawl probably doesn't make sense.
Speaking of Zev, I spoke to one of the bigger developer types in LA today; he's convinced Zev will run for Mayor. And this piece here represents more of the "coming city superstorm" that is going to cause a massive anti-development political earthquake in Los Angeles.