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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Eric Garcetti: Changing L.A.



Anonymous Anonymous said:

Easy on the posts, admins. Let's let people comment and get some good threads going.

First: Any scuttlebutt on the city elections? Looks like Weiss is in a runoff and might actually lose. Greuel wins outright, as does Antonio. Although turnout can do some odd things.

What's up in C.D. 5? Koretz ascendant. Schwartz making a run. Galperin losing steam. Bleich showing her true annoying colors. Ritter-Simon looking solid. Vahedi good grassroots support. Anyone's race.

On to this post: what has Garcetti changed? He clings to Bratton.

News stations sniffing around for big expose on LAPD fudging crime stats badly. Combine AV's, EG's, and Jack Weiss's attaching themselves to Bratton, and it starts to look like El Grande Coverup to preserve political careers.

If I were Nuch or Amerian, I'd hammer the rape-kit thing. My lord! Let's repeat:

Hundreds of women raped under our "leaders" watch. THE LAPD DID NOT PROCESS THE EVIDENCE.

Hundreds of women went through humiliating semen sampling; hundreds were raped by repeat felons the police could easily pick up. And not one was processed.

Where is the outrage? Why is Bill "Paper Tig-a" Bratton still popular? Our Mayor? Our Council Chair of Public Safety (Weiss)?

Garcetti isn't trying to change anything. Except the rumors on his sexuality.

It's all so offending to this old senior citizen. But maybe I'm crazy.

February 19, 2009 10:06 PM  

Anonymous matt dowd said:

yup, changing LA. put Jack Weiss in the city attorney's office, and hey presto variances exemptions and special permits galore.
its the new axis of evil : Villar, Bratton, Weiss, Garcetti and Greuel.....
coming to a City near you...

imagine how hysterical if Zuma Dogg was the actual Mayor next month, what an incredible spanner in the works....

February 19, 2009 10:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How weak is Bratton if he even has to bend down on his knees for Eric? How low can he go? I hear there is someone running for Neighborhood Council in Studio City that could use a little help.

February 19, 2009 10:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Times endorsed Parks and he lost 2:1 against Ridley-Thomas, so that means nothing -- and they're a whole lot weaker and more stripped down of their real reporters since then which was back in May 08.

That seems like an eternity ago, before the recession was realized for what it was, before the Times laid off all its experienced writers and replaced them with neophytes who don't know what the hell they're doing and don't have the resources or support from management.

Then there's Eddy Hartenstein replacing Hiller, and he wants to eliminate the Cal section altogether -- backed off on that but fired most of the metro section, amounting to the same thing; 14 more got the axe this week. (He was only hired cuz Hiller allowed himsef to be pushed out rather than preside over the demise of the paper.)

When he left out-of-towner Newton came back to Opinion... so SAD for the community of writers and reporters in town, the corpse is dead, someone buy the name and start all over.

February 20, 2009 1:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hope Bratton doesn't do any more of these or he'll delute "the brand," but Weiss as head of Public Safety (and the guy has been renowned along with Bratton for their cooperative model for policing agencies to offset relative lack of resources/ numbers compared to NY, Bawston, etc.), and Eric as President of Council has also strongly supported LAPD.

Unlike some others who are intent on cutting back on ocp hiring and didn't prioritize funding for DNA labs, in favor of their projects. That has made Bratton mad and he's said so -- so this seems his way of supporting those who've supported LAPD and public safety.

There really is a Thin Blue Line out there -- the idea that someone could put anything above that and always be telling the Chief how to do his business and (ah-hem, Parks and Perry and...) is scary.

February 20, 2009 1:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

News media loves a negative story on LAPD, they think its sells papers. Now the LA Slimes and Daily News are working with skelton crews because it backfired. Bratton is smarter then you think. He knows he can run his dept. (the one that was in the toliet before he came) and get things done by working WITH politicans not against them. Wake up people, its a different era of politics. DNA rape kits were processed but not at the lightening speed you wanted poster. Its takes money and council for years NEVER wanted to give it up. Why is Bratton popular, duuuhhhhh maybe because he's around 5 major police depts. and now they are getting so many applications for LAPD officers they can't keep up. Why is ABC 7 doing campaign piece for the Mayor saying he has reduced crime on their newscast????

February 20, 2009 9:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Eric Garcetti: Changing L.A....

for the worst.

February 20, 2009 3:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Eric Garcetti was so promising but he has gone to the dark side. There is a qualified, intelligent, attorney running against Eric in CD 13 and Eric refuses to debate his only opponent.

Eric hides behind Uncle Brat. I guess Eric is not MAN enough to debate his scary, competent, sincere, grass-roots opponent.

Eric likes to drive HIS electric car around town but for the rest of us "Marie Antoinette" Garcetti thinks we should take the bus. This elitist attitude is what drives Eric's willingness to give fat cat real estate developers huge reductions in parking requirements on Eric's little theory that everyone is going to want to live in a cracker box apartment, sell their car and walk more than a quarter mile to the subway. Uh, Eric, what organic, whole food stuff are you smoking in your hilltop compound?

CD 13 residents:

Check out Gary Slossberg. He is a credible, measured, together guy. Electing Gary would send a shudder through LA City Hall. We voted for change at the national level. Let's bring it to the local level where it affects our every day lives.


Eric used to be such a nice guy and then he became part of the Antonio Villaraigosa "gang". He withheld vital negative information from his City Council colleagues to hoodwink them into putting Measure B on the ballot. Now there is a voter backlash against such irrresponsible actions by Eric. It is time for Eric to go.

February 20, 2009 4:52 PM  

Anonymous Gary Slossberg said:

I very much appreciate the comment above regarding my candidacy against Council President Garcetti. I did want to make one quick correction. The correct campaign website address is the following:


If you search my name on any internet browser, it should come up.

If you are in CD13, feel free to contact me via my site or at my campaign number at (323) 342-2270 and I will get back to you about how I plan to bring REAL CHANGE to Los Angeles.

Consider checking out my interview with NBC on my website as well as videos of my comments at City Council and other events.

I understand how easy it is to be cynical about politics in our City, but I ask you all to remain hopeful about the elections on March 3 and to encourage your friends to vote. I expect to win on March 3 and to send a shockwave through the Los Angeles political establishment.

February 22, 2009 3:21 PM  

Anonymous Kate said:

I think that it is very inappropriate for the Chief of Police to endorse candidates including Jack (Anybody but Jack) Weiss. LADWP Management, specifically the General Manager, David Nehai is walking a very tight line on the one hand saying he cannot endorse a ballot measure then he attends outreach meetings defending Measure B. It is time to send shutters through City Hall and vote out the incubments. Especially those like Garcetti who voted themselves an extra term.

February 23, 2009 8:58 PM  

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