The grown-ups are now officially in charge in CD2. Councilman Paul Krekorian was sworn in Tuesday.
In light of the attempted Christmas Day underwear bombing LAX has announced plans to step up security. The airport says it will hire more police officers and buy more full body scanners. Mayor Villaraigosa told reporters at a presser "If people know they can fly into the safest airport in the United States of America, they're going to want to come here."
The LA Times reported that part of the reason behind the Mayor pushing out former CRA head Cecilia Estolano was her refusal to comply with the Mayor's order to move the agency to less pricy digs. However not that Estolano is gone a move is underfoot by the property's owner to keep the agency there and, according to CurbedLA, the claim is they would actually save money. Stay tuned.
Yet another water main break. This time, Tuesday at about 1:00 a.m. in Wilmington, creating a massive flood on North Alameda Street.
Bloggers at Griffith Park Wayist and Village to Village are calling for Neighborhood Council leaders to boycott the Mayor's Budget Survey. The feeling is that the survey is a meaningless sham and an opportunity for the Mayor to feign participation and have an out to throw stakeholders under the bus when things get bad. I will join this call as last year when I took the survey I found it lacking in many ways and the only way to give input was to add comments in the margin. Spread the word - no survey.