Snappy repartee between the City Council and LA Departmen of Animal Services General Manager Ed Boks. Following criticism over his decision to cut the City's low income pet onwer spay/neuter program over Department budget woes Boks responded, "This was a crisis situation. When the Titanic is sinking, you go and plug the holes first." To wit Council Member Richard Alarcon offered this smart rejoinder, "I wouldn't heed the advice of the captain of the Titanic any more than I trust Ed Boks in this regard."
The campaign of City Attorney Candidate Carmen Trutanich has released a statement saying that both Trutanich and City Council Member Jack Weiss are in a dead heat with 35 percent of the vote each and 30 percent undecided in a recent poll. The Trutanich campaign also says that Weiss appears to have alienated his own political base, "Twice as many voters in Council District 5 rate Weiss unfavorably as favorably (34 percent to 15 percent, respectively)."
San Francisco Mayor and Gubenatorial candidate Gavin Newsom in LA to take Antonio's cameras, microphones, and most importantly money. Newsom is also by far beating Antonio in the Twitter wars with nearly 92,000 followers compared to Antonios's 900. And as Joe Mailander noted Antonio's Twitter page has that "not so fresh" feeling when compared to Newsom's.
Thanks to Solomon for taking on the "warmsheet" for me Thursday. Besides his posts here at Mayor Sam please make sure to check out his excellent blog Notes from Los Angeles at http://notesfromla.com/.