Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Friday
|How to turn Barham Blvd into Wilshire Blvd.|
-The 39,000 page Draft EIR for NBC Universal's mind boggling housing/office/studio project has been released and is now open to public comment for the next 60 days. NBC Universal hopes to turn 391 acres along the 101 freeway just north of the Cahuenga pass into almost 3000 residences to be built in low-, mid-, and high-rise buildings. New studios, office space, a hotel, and tourist attractions will also be added. I suspect local residents are squealing with delight over this planned monstrosity coming to town, in part, because Barham, Lankershim, and the Cahuenga pass have so little traffic as it is.
Mayor Sam would also like to extend an invitation to the developer or organized opponents of the project to make your case here on this blog. Just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put UNIVERSAL in the subject line.
- Janice Hahn and other City Council members want to tax medical marijuana. But, medical marijuana is technically non profit and not subject to taxation even though everyone knows that most Med Marijuana clinics are making huge profits. Marijuana itself is still illegal, I think, so can a city tax an illegal substance? This is very confusing. The LA Weekly and Village to Village give it their best at figuring this all out.
- PBS legend and former Lyndon B. Johnson press secretary Bill Moyers says "a plutocracy and a democracy do not mix". What? Get out of town Bill, that's crazy talk.
-Serious question to the MS pundits; How do you reduce a deficit by extending $700 billion in tax cuts to the wealthiest in the country? Stay on topic please.
has hit the ground running and spent the day at the state capitol beginning work on a spending plan.
-Oh boy, Raves are returning to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Where's my damn glow stick?
- Hey, look what's still not open!
-And finally, what the hell is this?