A City Clerk's report finds that if Los Angeles switched to a vote-by-mail program voter participation could increase but so would costs and the chances for voter fraud. Still the Clerk feels that vote-by-mail might be an effective method to conduct special elections such as next Tuesday's race in CD2. However vote by mail gives an advantage to candidates funded by special interests such as unions and developers as a vote by mail effort is highly expensive for candidates.
If you want to buy some medical marijuana as a Christmas gift you still have time. The City Council has again postponed a vote on the dispensaries. Clowncilman Ed Reyes expects no action until some time in the new year. No truth to the rumor that Reyes will make a cameo appearance in the next Cheech and Chong movie.
Yet another photo opp for the Mayor and Hamburger Jan Perry. This time is the annual holiday kick-off at LA Live. You may remember the Mayor headlined last year's less than spectacular tree lighting with Britney Spears and Adam Carrolla at the venue, then brand new.
Sunland-Tujunga activists produce a fabulous TV commercial supporting Paul Krekorian for CD2.
I recap my predictions for 2009 and gear up to prognosticate into 2010.