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A man who has been making violent threats against Mayor Villaraigosa has been ordered to stay at least 100 yards from the Mayor, Getty House and City Hall for the next three years. Daniel John Molnar called City Hall last month threatening to "take out" the Mayor. Molnar claims to be a former CIA agent and says Villaraigosa is trying to kill him. Despite all of this District Attorney Steve Cooley has declined to prosecute Molnar.
Now that Phil Jennerjahn's recall of Mayor Villaraigosa has come to an end and a reported recall of Councilwoman Janice Hahn appears to be leaderless the focus on efforts to change leadership at City Hall now shifts to Ron Kaye's Clean Sweep program. The effort which has caught the attention of a diverse array of community leaders seeks to recruit and groom solid candidates to challenge incumbent City Council members in next year's elections.
Contaminated ground water in the San Fernando Valley is spreading across underground aquifers at an alarming rate according to the DWP. The number of wells closed at anytime has gone up significantly. While the EPA has designated several superfund cleanup sites and is actively working to clean the water the DWP has to increase it's purchase of water for the City from a rapidly shrinking number of sources. Stay tuned.
And here's your Ticketgate nugget for today. We noted yesterday that in the wake of the Mayor's scandal over free tickets to various events that LAPD Chief Charlie Beck plans to now pay for free tickets he received to the Oscars this year. The Enterprise Report has a photo of both the Mayor and the Chief at the Oscars looking so very dapper.
Councilmember Jose Huizar is blogging about his efforts to create more transparent government. Ok you over there - stop laughing dum dum. Ah geez Red Spot don't say "me am bepuzzled as Councilman last seen as Jose Huizar tries to bamboozle each the stakeholder." Well anyway Jose has made a motion that the DWP, Port and Airport put their budgets online. How about this Huizy why don't you and your colleagues put your campaign and officeholder books online for all to see and we mean the real books not the bullshit stuff the Ethics Commission chokes down?