Soon, Los Angeles won't have a police chief. Not that we want to keep the egotistical overblown one we have now but it is so hard to find good help. There's really no one (or is noone?) in charge at DWP but they keep bringing people over. With daily pipe bursts and power outages incredibly the DWP and clowncil are going to ask for more of your money. Besides that the LACERS President has quit and we have to find a new manager of Building and Safety. Good times for city professional staffing folks!
Efforts by the Mayor to get the Subway to the Sea going soon are off the hook. The annual Fiesta de la Gente in CD14 is scrubbed because Jose "Weezy" Huizar could't come up the required jack for park fees. Is HUIZAR'S WINTER WONDERLAND in trouble? And if Nuch, Cooley and the AARP crowd thought they were going to bust up medical marijuana dispensaries anytime soon, well that ain't happenin' either. The Dodgers aren't likely going to go to the World Series (but Manny got a shower!) and well, the Angels probably aren't either.
However there's some good news. The Mayor got to go on two great vacations on your dime, one to Africa with BettyLuParker and another to Iceland with his power posse to plan his future. Hope that the Mayor took Doug McIntyre's advice not to get between an Icelander and his bartender on a Friday night. And the legendary Sportsmen Lodge Hotel and Event Center in Studio City is back and better than ever.
Anyway, happy birthday to us. I can't belive its been five years since that day that the Fourth Floor Blog went down and we put up our first post. There are WAY too many people to thank individually but I want to express my gratitude to our contributors past and present, our many friends in journalism, politics and community activism and all the politicians who have provided us with material so good you couldn't make it up. It's been a good run.
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