Cut and Paste Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Scene for Monday
picking heads of departments, with the exception of the DWP until Austin
Beutner, which is a great appointment.
As for Riordan's "Chicken Little" assessment of Los Angeles fiscal well being? Think Greece, where the fiscal sky has fallen.
BTW, wonder if they have a "Richard Riordan Reading Room" at the SEIU 721 headquarters on Virgil?
** Ron Kaye chimes in on Richard Riordan and finds common ground with the former mayor.
** Today is Day 51 of CLARTS Fund Transparency Held Hostage in CD 14. It has been 51 business days since Councilman Jose Huizar's Chief of Staff Ana Cubas promise to give documents requested under the California Public Records Act, to The Voice Newspaper in El Sereno. As of this morning, she has not deliver the requested documents on the status of the CLARTS Fund (link to video of former Councilman Nick Pacheco presentation to the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council on the CLARTS Fund). Can you say lawbreaker?
** With both Mayor Antonio Parkervillar and former Mayor Richard Riordan, singing the praises of DWP GM/ Deputy Mayor Austin Beutner, Downtown News Editor and Scribe of Wit Jon Regardie joins the "Beutnerpolooza Bandwagon" with "Welcome to Los Beutnerangeles".
** The Los Angeles Youth Athletic Club, which for decades call the old Lincoln heights Jail its home, now has been displaced and betrayed by the likes of Councilman Ed Reyes and Councilman Jose Huizar, who placed their personal agendas before the continuation of an excellent program of boxing and physical fitness for all.
** For those in CD 2 who cares, your councilman, Paul Krekorian, is "conflicted" about the nomination of Chris Essel to head the Community Redevelopment Agency. Memo to Paul, please take into consideration on how Consultant John Shallman mismanage her campaign against you, to the point where she had to pony up $10,000 of her own cash. Is this the type of oversight that she will bring to CRA?
** LA Weekly's Patrick Range McDonald has the latest installment on "Where's Mayor Parkervillar?
** Shout out to Daily News Columnist Doug McIntyre, for pointing out the commie links to CD2/7 Councilman Richard "Zorro Marxist" Alarcon, in the course of highlighting the latest follies on 200 Spring Street.
Late morning addition. The Griffith Park Wayist Blog has an extensive report on CD 4 Councilman Tom La Bonge latest "micro-mismanagment" actions regarding the Park Rangers in Griffith Park and the "dealings" of his Recreation and Parks "yes man" Asst. General Manager Kevin Regan.
Scott Johnson in CD 14.