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Monday, June 29, 2009

Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Monday

So who does the exit of Antonio Villaraigosa from the Governor's race help? The San Francisco Chronicle says it will be their own Mayor Gavin Newsom however the dean of California's political writers Dan Walters says advantage Jerry Brown.  The correct answer is Jerry Brown.  Newsom has a lot of problems with some of the key voters in the primary such as conservative Democrats in the Central Valley, older Latinos and Blacks, all of whom are more likely to vote than Newsom's base of young people and liberal leaning gays.  Also take note that a Northern Californian has not been elected Governor since the last time Brown was Governor nearly 30 years ago.  And as it it is, though Brown lives in Oakland and is by birth a Northern Californian he spent many years in LA, served for a while as a local elected official in LA and still has a network here so for all intensive purposes Brown is the So-Cal candidate.  Caveat: If Senator Dianne Feinstein gets into the race all bets are off.

Hoping to improve its relations with local Muslims the LAPD has named its first Islamic chaplain.  Sheik Qazi Asad, a Pakistani national, has done work for the LA County Sheriff's Department and the Department of Homeland Security. Asad told the LA Times, "We need to establish very good communication . . . where both parties are talking to each other. This is just opening up the door."

With the City of Los Angeles in a serious financial situation members of the City Council are leading efforts to allow the City to have the option to declare bankruptcy.  Members led by Councilmen Dennis Zine and Bernard Parks are opposing legislation currently being considered by the State Legislature to restrict California's cities from going bankrupt.  Democratic Assemblyman Tony Mendoza of Artesia introduced AB 155 in January that puts review provisions and conditions on cities before they can file for bankruptcy protection.

The one upside to Paul Koretz taking office next Wednesday is Jack Weiss will be long gone. However the Daily News is kvetching that despite that the City Council will still be populated by most of the same jokers who've been there for some time.  That's despite the fact the that former green sheet of record actually endorsed all these clowns and didn't support candidates who could have made the difference they're seeking.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

How many recall signatures does phil have? How many volunteers?

You need to do something quick Phil because zuma says that barack will force out antonio.

If that happens, you won't be able to claim credit for it if you haven't accumulated a few thousand signatures. Get bizzie!

June 29, 2009 8:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

now zuma is attacking ron kaye and nuch.

June 29, 2009 9:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam you missed the fact that James Hahn, the former mayor, is now engaged to one of his former deputies.

I know you hate Kevin Roderick's laobserved.com, but HE didn't miss this.

In fact anybody who went to some of the swearing in ceremonies this weekend knew about it. Why aren't you up to date on these things? You need to be on the scene more so you don't fall behind the times.

June 29, 2009 10:33 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Who approved the comment at 9:01am. Will the person who did that please send me an email. Or are you going to stay anonymous to, and thanks for nothing dickweek. I'm gonna post stuff about you.

June 29, 2009 11:45 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Does anyone care about James Hahn "love life?"

June 29, 2009 12:01 PM  

Blogger Petra Fried in the City said:

Only as birth control, MS. That would be the only reason to think about Hahn's love life.


June 29, 2009 12:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hope Zuma goes to the inaugration this week. It is awesome that he got that invite and since the media will be there,they'd better not fuck with him.

Zuma, yeah yeah, channel 35!!!

June 29, 2009 12:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nuch should give zuma a free ticket to his $100/ plate lunch following his swearing in on Wednesday. (The n"non-politician" is already raising money for future efforts, it seems.)

And then is he inviting Zuma to his Ports 'o Call party that night?

He should for all the free PR Zuma gives him, since he's asked Zuma to say stuff for him at public comment before the elections, too.

As has Dennis Zine - Zine's used Zuma a lot but when it came to helping him out just offered some dangerous scheme whereby if Zuma sat in his van all night and helped the cops catch AND convict taggers, he'd get a commission.

Nice "compassionate conservatism" for your man Zuma, A-hole Zine!

June 29, 2009 1:40 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Forget Zuma Dogg where's MY ticket to the Nuch and Villaraigosa shindigs?

Trujillo - Thomas: Can't you guys hook a brother up? :)

June 29, 2009 2:16 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

And before anyone starts anything yes I would like Zuma to get a ticket to all the events, he more than deserves it.

June 29, 2009 2:17 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Higby, I would like to give you my other ticket to the inaugural cause YOU deserve to be there as The Blogfather of L.A., but in all honesty, I'll probably have to use it to give to whoever is driving to city hall from Venice on Wed. MICHAEL, you should call Wendy and make her say NO to you! (Common man, use leverage!)

June 29, 2009 3:53 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

For the record, anything and everything I said about Nuch from November to the run off was because I felt urged to say that stuff, and there is NO WAY anyone could have gotten me to say it by simply asking. Any benefit to any politician is merely an ancillary, peripheral side-effect to Zuma Dogg's activism.

June 29, 2009 5:54 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Dave U. Random anonymous@anonymitaet-im-inter.net

Dummy, you R so confused? Now I know who you are, too, cause only one person can be so nutty and with such low reading comprehension you completely got it wrong in that dumb, nutty. emotionally unstable email you sent.

Try sitting down with someone without your reading handicap and have them explain it to you.

June 29, 2009 7:30 PM  

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