Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Friday
The lawsuit against Special Order 40 is still on for now as a Judge heard arguments but took no action when attorneys for the ACLU and the City asked him to drop the suit. Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu is taking the request under advisement and may issue a ruling later in the case filed by Los Angeles resident Harold P. Sturgeon against Police Chief William Bratton and members of the Police Commission.
It's been five years since the Los Angeles Children's Museum was supposed to open in Hansen Dam and it's nowhere near ready to open. Following a series of delays and funding missteps who knows when the museum will open it's doors to children. As aptly noted by the Pasadena Star News, a child who was 9 years old when the old museum closed will be in college assuming the museum opens on the next deadline. One of the big issues is that the politics of the day forced locating the museum in Hansen Dam, far from almost all children in the City when a better location would have been adjacent to North Hollywood , Universal City or Hollywood/Highland Metro Red Line stations which would be far more central to most of the population and have a better top of mind awareness for fund raising.
The useless VICA/VEDC Valley business crowd types are on board with a sales tax increase, presumably for transit. Like the cell phone tax increase, always for a "worthy" purpose, these tax increases they bend over to the politicians to support will do nothing but harm small business and consumers and then be wasted on boondoggle products with cost overruns, budget delays and little to show for it. Next on the docket: a property tax increase for "gang" intervention.