Mayor Villaraigosa and members of the City Clowncil finally announced their major solar intitiative this week. What isn't mentioned is how they're planning a major tax and spend scam for the March ballot that you will pass for this big boondoggle. We're not opposed to alternative energy at all but the Mayor's advisors have found that the one positive he can try to run on is as the "Green Mayor." Since he never got around to those 1000 more cops.
Speaking of those cops, a line in the sand may be drawn between the Mayor and the City Council on budget matters. The Clowncil wants to consider a hiring freeze for LAPD and LAFD but the Mayor is committed to his public safety agenda. Mayoral spokesflack Matt Szabo told the LA Times "The easiest way in the world to balance the budget is to cut police and fire, but we're not paid to do what's easy. We're paid to do what's right."