Mid-Afternoon Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Scene for Tuesday
** EVENING UPDATE: Mayor Villar vetoes council action.
** DWP related news:
DWP board president says he plans to resign
DWP's green strategy could come with rate increases, the agency says
DWP quietly scales back Villaraigosa's ambitious renewable energy goal
OTHER AFTERNOON NEWS:
** Out-going California Attorney General and Arizona vacationer Jerry Brown's media stunt in the City of Bell is doing more harm than good. this after a judge denied his attempt to have a court-appointed monitor take over the day to day affairs of the dysfunctional enclave.
** This type of legal trigger-pulling needs to go automatic. From Patrick Range McDonald at the LA Weekly.
For the first time in California, and possibly in the United States, parents are poised take over a chronically failing public school through a new state law called the Parent Trigger. The action will likely send shock waves through education circles across the country.
The historic event will take place in Compton this morning when parent leaders drop off a petition at Compton Unified School District headquarters and utilize the trigger to assume control of McKinley Elementary School. Given behind-the-scenes access, L.A. Weekly will run an in-depth feature story later today on its web site.
** Kamala will most likely declare these drugs as being toxic. California now has enough drugs to conduct 175 executions.
Scott Johnson in CD 14