Mayor Parkervillar: "I hate those bloggin A-holes at Mayor Sam"
After wandering the bloggin cyberwilderness, with a stay at the gracious confines of the Griffith Park Wayist, this blogger thanks Mayor Sam for the chance to once again grace the cyber pages here, with observations on the political tempest that has engulf 200 Spring Street.
...... and a wicked tempest it is.
Who would of ever thought that we would see the day that the City Council would find the "collective cojones" to stand up to Mayor Parkervillar and exert the authority, that is vested to them in the City Charter?
Even CD 14 Councilman Jose Huizar found the political courage to vote against Mayor Parkervillar's scheme to redistribute Department of Water and Power revenues to the likes of IBEW, Ari Swiller, Keith Brackpool, and those graying Sierra Club investors in Green Energy. (**BTW, wonder if Sierra Club LA County Political Director and DWP Human Resources Director Susana Reyes, will try to arm twist a endorsement of Huizar for his re-election battle in 2011?? More on that later).
But as someone who knows life-long associates of the former Antonio Ramon Villar/ Tony Villar/ Antonio Villaraigosa, now Mayor Antonio Parkervillar, what is playing out before us, is an "internal combustion of issues" that has conflicted the life of the person born Antonio Ramon Villar.
Parkervillar's quest for power and its material trappings is about to be overcome by the harsh realities of his past doings, neglecting city business 89% of his working time, putting off finalizing his divorce from the gracious Corina Raigosa and not making peace with his anger that originated in childhood.
The angry youth that was "Born to Raise Hell" is now responsible (with help from the likes of the City Council, Boss D'Arcy, city unions and others) for an "financial hell" that may forever change the "City of Angels".
What Los Angeles needs at this moment is local "angels of our better being" to stand up and reclaim City Hall, starting with the election cycle in 2011, where the even number council seats are up for grabs.
For once, Antonio should put his wants secondary, to the interest of a city in search of financial salvation. The political trail that Mayor Parkervillar has journey to this point, is litter with the collateral damage that will scare the city for future generations. Divorces, lost homes, broken dreams and countless acts of political betrayals, are just the surface features of the political carnage of the "Reign of Mayor Parkervillar" that will dig deep into the ethical skin of the city's body politics.
But for someone who may yet, decide someday to make peace with his inner demons, their is a place he knows well from his childhood in the hills of City Terrace, where he can look down upon a "city of dreams", a special place for many of us and seek forgiveness for the "ethical wreakage" that Los Angeles has become.
Scott Johnson in CD 14
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