Memo to Los Angeles City Council President "Eric Gartraitor".
While you celebrate your six-figures return on that hair care business in Beverly Hills, somewhere in your convoluted mind, it becomes your "emergency priority" to stick to the struggling families, businesses and other public and private entities, a utility, errrr, tax hike that boulders on corruption, never seen in this once proud city.
The political cynic in me and others such as Ron Kaye and Kevin James, have seen this DWP rate increase coming. the theatrics of the last couple of weeks, have been only that.
One political observer in CD 14 for example, was highlighting how CD 14 Councilman Jose Huizar was telling those who still give him the time, that "Papi", whoops, Mayor Parkervillar was mad at him for voting against the previous attempt to raise rates.
So how did Councilman Jose Huizar vote yesterday on Council President Eric Garcetti "Special One Motion"? Of course, he voted the way "Papi" wanted.
Then there are the dubious dealings of Councilman Herb Wesson, that need mentioning in this debacle. Wesson who like Mayor Parkervillar, once held the Speakership in the California Assembly, reverted to the Fabian Nunez handbook
, and over wine with cigars, in the company of Mayor Parkervillar at Getty House, crafted the backdoor negotiations that led to Garcetti's "Special One Motion".
For Council President Eric Gartraitor, his "Special One Motion" (maybe Gartraitor needs some Special One ethical fiber in his political diet) coming as a last minute emergency motion, were crafted by the former Rhodes Scholar, to evade a growing group of activists city wide, who are rebelling against the blatant corruption at 200 Spring Street.
But Gartraitor's shady manipulation of Council Rules and maybe the law, did not escape without the comments of citizen activist "Wayne Spinler of Van Nuys", who use his right to comment and what he did should be seen by all. Spinler in one of the greater public comments at City Hall in recent history, nail the mayor and the Council with a verbal bullseye, on their collectivist efforts to backdoor ratepayers with another monetary hit, to sustain the Mayor's and Council's lust for irresponsible spending.
For Council President Gartraitor, yesterday's act of political treachery, may have 2013 ramifications. Gartraitor should count on his leading role in yesterday's proceedings and his comments about Angelinos being "undertaxed" to haunt his future political aspirations.
Wonder if Gartraitor looked so dour after yesterday's doings as he was in the above photo? I bet not.
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Labels: "COUNCILMAN LAST SEEN AS JOSE HUIZAR", dwp, eric garcetti, jill stewart, mayor antonio villaraigosa, Ron Kaye, Wayne Spinler