City Controller Wendy Greuel has released a report criticizing the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment's oversight of Neighborhood Council spending. While there have been some well publicized cases of misappropriation of funds by a few NC treasurers for the overwhelming number of Councils they have been far more efficient than the City Council. When will the Controller criticize their wasteful spending?
Speaking to whether or not Greuel is making a good use of her time she's promoting her first "Women's Dialogue," an event at City Hall featuring a panel of female speakers on "Women and the Environment." This may be a worthy topic and the speakers may be distinguished but can someone please tell me what this has to do with the Controller's Office? And who is paying for it? Please provide us with answers.
Funniest line in a blog post all year (okay I know it's January 13th) comes from Ron Kaye: "Can the Wizard of LA find a brain for Scarecrow Tom LaBonge (who wants to be mayor), a heart for Tin Man Dennis Zine (Controller) and courage for Cowardly Lion Bill Rosendahl (US Senator)?"
Paul Krekorian may have been onto something when he blocked a street widening no one wanted. The Narrow Streets Los Angeles blog posits that the City could be better off with narrower street.
Congresswoman Grace Napolitano - who has had all kinds of problems of her own - is poking her nose where she really ought not to be. She is in up in arms over a recent experiment by the Union Pacific Railroad that ran a three and half mile long train. The point of the test is to see how more efficiently American goods can be shipped to ports in LA without having to use multiple trains or trucks. All good for the economy and environment. But blowhards like Grace don't get that.
And finally Phil Jennerjahn's blog officially jumps the shark. In a recent posting, the former last place Mayoral contender and leader of the Recall Villaraigosa effort seems to think that Paul Krekorian's efforts to block a wasteful and unnecessary taxpayer funded public works program is "socialist." Phil continues to demonstrate that he is, well, special.