Whistleblower hotline: (213) 785-6098

Monday, April 13, 2009

Voters Call Jack Weiss on Missing 33% of Council Meetings and 1500 Votes

Jack Weiss' poor attendance at Council Meetings was reported months ago by Zuma Dogg.  But now it's gathering steam as a respected group of his constituents call him on the carpet.

The La Brea Willoughby Coalition has filed a Public Records Act request with Councilmember Jack Weiss’ office after learning that he has missed over one third of all Council meetings and 1,500 votes. The document requests immediate access to inspect Weiss’ calendar, correspondences and all other documents that may explain his whereabouts during those important votes.

Leader of the La Brea Willoughby Coalition, Lucille Saunders, states, “I am deeply disturbed to learn that you have neglected your role as a Councilmember in keeping our community safe by missing nearly one third of your council meetings and skipping 1,500 votes…[and] you have canceled an astonishing total of 43 Public Safety Committee hearings.”

Saunders, questions Weiss’ commitment to public safety by asking, “What possibly could you be doing that is more important than the public safety of the citizens of Los Angeles?”

Jack Weiss was nearly recalled last year when over twenty thousand residents of his district signed a petition and complained that his neglect of his duties and his support for developers had led to traffic and overcrowding. Weiss received hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from lobbyists and developers — and then voted for their projects. Weiss was fined by the Los Angeles Ethics Commission for past campaigns and has refused to return illegal, laundered campaign contributions from a major developer.

Labels: ,


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Apparently, if you also add Weisshole's absences from the Public Safety Committee meetings, his absence record is 38%.

April 13, 2009 10:33 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

CITIZEN'S ALERT: There is a serious water crisis in the State that will be affecting the City. I think it will cripple business and drive up costs citywide. I could be over-reacting as I may have, like with my subprime forclosure warnings, stock market doomsday prediction (when it was on the rise and looking peachy in the 11,000 range) -- AND, the predictions made regarding this water shortage in the first place:

But I think this water situation may be the biggest crisis and challenge the people of the city and state have ever been forced to deal with.

We'll see. It WOULD be nice if some radio stations started talking about water conservation methods.

This is more important than any other issue the people of Los Angeles are facing, bar none.

But again, I could be wrong as usual.

April 13, 2009 10:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Where was Nuch at the debate tonight? Is he scared of Jack Weiss or is John Shallman protecting his guy because he dosent want to disclose who his clients are? Find out the truth at www.true2009.com.

April 13, 2009 11:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nuch has missed 50% of the run-off debates so far.

I guess he doesnt want to be city attorney anymore.

April 13, 2009 11:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

maybe jack's finances need to be disclosed and one "relationship"

or maybe he will do it himself?

April 14, 2009 12:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Good wishes for Nuch as a grandpa but his grandchild was born yesterday, was that really a reason he couldn't make it to the Valley? Or is it like Siberia for him since he's not crazy about going far north of the South Bay? What does that tell us about how informed he really is about the rest of the city?

April 14, 2009 12:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I thought Trutanich lived in the Valley?

Grandfather or not, he should have shown up. Newborn babies sleep and elections you are in are few and far between for god's sake. He's trailing badly enough. He has no excuse for not attending except that Shallman thought he would get his ass kicked.

But the CD 5 Weiss haters should have been there to question Weiss and his overdevelopment issues because Zuma Dogg is absolutely, positively right about the water crisis. That would have been a good topic for Weiss.

I'm glad I didn't go to that debate tonight. What a waste of time that would have been. Oh wait-wasn't it sponsored by a Democrat club? No wonder Trutanich wouldn't show up. He has no allies there at all. He and Shallman were scared for sure.

April 14, 2009 1:16 AM  

Anonymous Dennis said:

Nuch afraid of a debate with Weisshole? You cannot be serious. All you "anonymous" bloggers (well it's Ace and Dave) need to find some new material. Weisshole already had to retract his lie about winning the first debate, now he's going to have to retract the lie about Nuch being wrong about his 38% absence rate at City Hall, but you know what - go blog your hearts out about Weisshole 'winning' his debate in front of his own supporters, even if most of the audience had to hold their noses while they pretended that the Mayor's lap dog was some kind of super hero and he shook them down for a little more cash for his campaign.

April 14, 2009 7:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:30am = Zumatard.

April 14, 2009 9:34 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

This comment has been removed by the author.

April 14, 2009 12:44 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

This comment has been removed by the author.

April 14, 2009 1:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Trutanich continues to gather steam over Weiss. All community activists in the City must get the word out. We did it to defeat Measure B. Now let's cut off the Mayor's lapdog at the knees.

April 14, 2009 2:38 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

730am, 100% NOT ZD. You are just confused and wrong.

April 14, 2009 3:05 PM  

Anonymous g said:


April 14, 2009 3:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Unions are about to spend a huge amount of moey to buy the election for Jack Weiss.

Who can stop them, Super Dogg?

Go at it, Zuma, there is no one else but you to stop them, you are The Man.

Save us all from this fate worse than death, Jacko as our City Attorney.

Nothing but a full expose by our own Zuma Warrior will be able to halt this machine.

We are counting on you to deliver, Zuma. Don't let us down again.

April 14, 2009 4:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Trutanich gives me the creeps. He's so phony the way he tries to suck up to people and then doesn't return their calls when he doesn't need them anymore.

He reminds me of that classic line: "Just act sincere. Once you fake that, you've got it made."

I also don't like negative campaigns which is all he's ever run from the beginning, claiming he could have done better than Weiss who's been in public service for years, working on key issues relating to public safety, while he's not lifted a finger on DNA rape evidence kits, being too busy lining his pockets defending rapists.

While Trutanich hasn't done a thing for the environment or gun control, being too busy lining his pockets defending environmental polluters and guys who shoot baby sea lions for fun -- then claiming that when they're forced to clean up their mess or do community service, that he's turned them into "born again animal activists" (his exact words in the Times) and environmentally sound examples.

It's these kinds of spin while having the nerve to attack the guy who's been leading the fight on all these issues that is so smarmy, his whole campaign image is based on an act and lies.

Talk about falling asleep on his shovel of public service, waking up one day and deciding he wants a stepping stone to the DA's job. NO NOOCH NO NUCH HOWEVER HE'S SAYING HIS NAME THIS WEEK, EVER.

Enjoy your golden years with the grandkids indefinitely, Trutanich.

April 14, 2009 4:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah, that La Brea Coalition letter is signed by the same people who failed at the recall, and never got near the signatures they claimed so they declined to have them verified to avoid embarrassment. Now they've coalesced behind Trutanich, who'll promise anything to anyone, so they make a perfect team of bitter losers. Anyone but them and Nooch.

April 14, 2009 4:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Look to Jack Weiss to act a little more interested in City Council meetings up to the election day.

Today, Huizar spoke in the meeting to support a resolution about urging Congrss to re-authorization an extension of limits on assault weapons at the federal level, throwing in a lot of praise for Weiss. Then Weiss spoke saying "I agree with what Council member Huizar said."

More of the out-of-jurisdictional authority moves by Jack to come. Where's the real work?

April 14, 2009 6:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who is Amerian endorsing?

I think he's the only City Attorney candidate who hasn't endorsed anyone in the runoff.

I'd like to hear who he thinks will be the best city attorney.

April 14, 2009 10:57 PM  

Anonymous Craig said:

To the anonymous Weisshole (love that name) supporter that criticized Nuch for negative ads, you must be sick sick sick in the head. Everything that comes out of Weisshole's campaign is negative - Nuch is a defender of seal killers, polluters, raptists etc. etc. Weisshole's flawed strategy in condemning the 6th Amendment right to a defense is scoring mega bucks for Nuch - Weisshole's pissed off all the defense attorneys in LA and they've got a lot more influence that he realizes. That his strategy is flawed is no surprise considering Weisshole's such a genius when it comes to being almost recalled as CD5's council member.

As for Amerian, he's endorsed Nuch - he spoke at Nuch's big fundraiser in San Pedro, here;s the link:


Weiss is on the ropes and going down. It's a great day for LA!

April 14, 2009 11:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Weiss is finally just responding to Nooch's nasty ads and lies which are all he ran on so far. Nooch's site has a whole section of lies about Weiss while Weiss never even mentioned him, just ran on his own record. Lots of the stuff is nasty lies. And the boasts about himself are especially hilarious: he runs as the anti-politician but features an article from some right-wing blog no one ever heard of, "California Leader," calling himself "California's hottest politician." Wishful thinking, or what?

That blog is run and written by one Nigel Skeets (yeah, "the" Nigel Skeets, big name in newspaper and political circles), and Nooch also features an article that he and Berger were the top two contenders in February. Nooch is a piece of work.

Amerian may have spoken at Nooch's event but that doesn't mean an endorsement -- look at Janice Hahn who went because she represents the same area of San Pedro and wants to play both sides. Berger's endorsement of Trutanich is a huge negative for many people with the whole Walter Moore/ Jamiel's Law ticket and the kooks they've attracted. Trutanich is just Berger dressed up a little to be less openly hysterical, plus he sucks up to everyone everywhere and promises them all things.

You people harping on how Weiss is dissing defense lawyers means you're totally stupid: what we're objecting to ("we" the anti-Nooch people, I don't know Weiss just his record and views) is that Nooch is lying about being an environmental attorney, when he's represented major polluters, wrote a how-to-get-away-with-toxic pollution manual and lied about his role to claim the opposite.

He has the nerve to lie about Weiss's open record on DNA kits, when he hasn't lifted a finger for victims, too busy lining his pockets defending rapists, beaters of women and thugs of all kinds. He had the nerve to attack a woman who was raped and supports Weiss, Jerry Ulster, in a dirty telephone campaign, he's attacked Sarah Brady and her son, on down the line. The man is amoral and a phony who lies to look sincere.

He claims to care about billboards but hasn't said a word against them til he decided to run, let alone fought them, in fact, his campaign planned to use them in a big way til they got shamed out of it. The guy's an opportunistic, shameless and mean-spirited (hidden by a practiced, phony grin and equally practiced look into the eye as though he cares) self-styled "star politician" who's never been elected to office or even voted in L A.

April 15, 2009 12:06 AM  

Anonymous Craig said:

Working late Ace aka anonymous 12:06?

Must be Ace 'cause you got all the boring Weisshole talking points in your post as well as demonstrating that the Weisshole campaign is nothing but a load of negative hate speech against anyone who dares to out the Weisshole for the pathetic failed do-nothing career politician that he is.

Fully 64% of the votes in the primary went to ABW (Anyone But Weisshole), so taking pokes at the other candidates is almost as inane as your explanation of the anti-defense lawyer shot in the foot. Go on, offend the voters, it's about the only thing Weisshole does with any degree of competency.

Weisshole hasn't got anything positive to say about himself bears scrutiny - oh and the Billboard thing, I'd steer clear of that one Ace, remember, when the City 'negotiated' that disastrous 'settlement' with the billboard operators that cause all the billboard blight, there were only 2 lawyers in the room from the City - Rocky Delgadillo and Weisshole! Go ahead, have at it, talk about billboards and Weisshole will run out of feet to shot himself in!

And as for the 'Experienced Prosecutor,' Weisshole has only ever tried 2 cases. What kind of 'experience' do you call that? It's a joke. A sick joke, and after May 19, Weisshole days are over. Not a moment too soon either.

Tru09 is going to win because he has a real record of achievement and service. Not a bunch of phony claims and incompetent decisions.

April 15, 2009 1:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nobody's going to vote for Trutanich. What the heck are you thinking?? You are making me laugh!

April 15, 2009 2:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:52 A.M. just proved 12:02's pt. Read what you wrote, Trut-hole. Since you think you're so terribly clever with the whole hole thing.

You didn't say a single thing to disprove the points, proved them.

And if you think that midnight oil is being burned by Ace, who's no doubt spending his huge consulting fees doing that (should be fired if he is), what's your excuse?

My baby's up every two hours for feeding and sometimes has colic.

Sounds like what you've got but old people variety. You're either retired because you're not getting up for work or a new parent like me, and from your bile it's latter.

Lots of bitter bile boiling over so you have insomnia? So sad. Nursing your gout, too? Try more prunes and cherries.

April 15, 2009 2:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

At 2:43 I meant former not latter, that 1:52 is more likely up with senior insomnia not new baby colic, because of all his bile. This is what happens when you sleep two hrs at a time. But at least I'm happy.

April 15, 2009 10:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

uh excuse me but I worked on the recall of jack weiss and spent 48 hours counting all the thousands upon thousands of REAL signatures. weiss' cheesy political consultant has been trying for quite some time to dismiss the recall effort. weiss had the opportunity to change after the recall effort, but instead he became more arrogant and if it's possible even less responsive.

enough already. i'm a hard core liberal democrat and you couldnt pay me to vote for this douchebag!

I mean seriously, lying, ethics fraud, illegal campaign contributions..all on the record and you want to make him city atorney???. what they hell does it take to get rid of this scumbag?? vote trutanich, vote for anyone other than weiss.


April 15, 2009 7:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

you guys really think Ace Smith blogs on Mayor Sams? Seriously?!

April 15, 2009 8:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well jenny, if you want a lying fraud, an arrogant opportunist who's only thought has been for his own enrichment and his scumbag clients, a True Phony, Trutanich is your man.

You people are all about negative campaigning and lies about Weiss cuz that's all he's got. I'd NEVER vote for anyone who sank so low so fast.

April 15, 2009 9:14 PM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home