This blog has received a mailer sent to select homes in CD2, that appears to have been paid for and sent by the LAUSD at taxpayer expense. While it does not mention Galatzan's candidacy for Council specifically it claims credit for Galatzan for a number of "achievements" at the school district. Often elected officials may send out mailers that appear to be "official correspondence" but actually has been paid for out of campaign funds. These materials have a clear disclaimer printed on them such as "Not printed at government or taxpayer expense. As far as we can see Galatzan's mailer does not have such a disclaimer.
While the piece avoids mention of Galatzan for Council, if not does violate the letter of the law it certainly violates the spirit of and honest ethics. The point of this mailer is to promote Tamar Galatzan, in the thick of an election cycle, and at a time where she has struggled to raise campaign cash.
If Tamar did indeed send this piece out at taxpayer expense she should be called on by the other candidates to not only withdraw from the race but to resign her school board position as well. Let's hope District Attorney Steve Cooley runs this one through the smell checker.