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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Mid-Afternoon Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Scene for Tuesday

Care to guess who is "Papi Villar" and IBEW"s Brian D'Arcy's "little buddy" on the City Council today?
Let me guess, "Papi" would of been mad and he needs IBEW's cash?
Quick summery, the City Council voted 10-1 to put on the March 2011 ballot whether the City council should have more oversight and power to remove the top DWP executive with a two-thirds vote. Bravo!!
But who was the lone no vote? None other than CD 14's own DWP, IBEW and Papi Villar's Little Huizzy. From the LA Times.
Councilman Tony Cardenas said the proposal would help create “checks and balances” at the DWP between the mayor and the council. Councilwoman Jan Perry, who also backed the measure, said it would help council members get more timely information from the utility, regardless of who is running it.
Two weeks ago, the council deadlocked 7 to 7 on the plan, with neither side prevailing. At the time, some council members said they feared Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa would veto the ballot measure.
When the matter was reconsidered Tuesday, the proposal sailed onto the ballot by a 10 to 1 vote, with only Councilman Jose Huizar opposed.
Once again, we in CD 14 can stand proud as Papi Villar says "Muy bien, Mijo Huizzy".
** 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


** 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.

Your thoughts..............

Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

And you know what's even stranger, Scottie Johnson?

That single vote in council today won't cost Huizar one single vote in his district in March that he otherwise would have received because:


Nice try though.

December 07, 2010 6:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This shows Huizar is not for the people but for Antonio's political payback and IBEW. Rumor inside city hall is Huizar thought others were going to vote with him as they did two weeks ago but guess what? The political pressure from many grass root community members and blogs made them change their mind. Guess Huizar didn't get the memo and is now looking like the ass

December 07, 2010 6:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Red" "Spot",

"How" come "you" use "so" many "instances" of "quotation" marks"?"

December 07, 2010 6:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Are you talking about the weather, Scott?

December 07, 2010 6:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hope California & Kamala uses the extra doses on illiterate citizens.

December 07, 2010 6:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is there any reason why you don't capitalize the beginning of sentences, like "this after a judge" but don't capitalize proper names?

I know this is what they taught you in $10 per credit community college Red Spot, but trust me when I tell you it's incorrect.

December 07, 2010 6:56 PM  

Anonymous Lydia Grant said:

This is the First Parent Trigger Pulled in the Country, Seven other states are following California's example and adding similar Legislation. Today is a very Exciting and Historical day for Education Reform

December 07, 2010 9:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why doesn't Red Spot talk about Rudy's criminal record? Isn't that fair game? Loitering. Assault. The list goes on and on. What else does Mini-Meg have in his past? You can't just attack Huizar all the time and expect to have any credibility. Present both sides.

December 07, 2010 11:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

FINALLY, Huizar votes against the conformist tide at City Council, and you're STILL dissing him -- will you people NEVER be happy?

December 07, 2010 11:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


"grass root community members"

That's a REALLY small group, if they all share ONE grass root.

Hmmm, let me guess what kind of GRASS they're planting, and which CD14 community they're selling it in.

December 07, 2010 11:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Great way the LA Weekly writes this story

'The only councilmember who voted against the DWP measure yesterday was Jose Huizar -- ironic, considering Huizar was the one who introduced the other DWP-reigner, the Ratepayer's Advocate, in the first place. The sneering conservatives at the Mayor Sam news blog attribute this to his coziness with both Villaraigosa ("Papa Villar") and D'Arcy, who have been known to throw a tip into a candidate's campaign jar when they feel loved. (Huizar is up for a tight race against Rudy Martinez, a slick entrepreneur with a winning belly laugh, in March.)

December 08, 2010 4:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:46pm - Rudy Martinez has a criminal record for assault???? Do tell. It would be good to know these things. I also heard he has no college degree, and obviously has no real government or legal experience. Awesome credentials to be 1/15 of the power running of one of the largest cities in the world. Spill the details on this wanna-be, we want to know.

December 08, 2010 8:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

According to LA Daily News, City Council members Paul Krekorian, Tom LaBonge, Tony Cardenas, Bernard Parks, Herb Wesson and Jose Huizar are seeking re-election on March 8, 2010 while Councilman Greig Smith is stepping down from his seat.

March 8, 2010 is an excellent opportunity for those Angelenos, who constantly complain, to make a difference and vote AGAINST these politicians or stop complaining.

December 08, 2010 9:03 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

The snarky gabacha got it wrong! Its Papi Villar.

December 08, 2010 9:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

""""I also heard he has no college degree, and obviously has no real government or legal experience.""

Helloooo as horrible as Huizar has done the past years in office ANYONE with an average brain, no college degree, no experience but a passion for wanting to make things better can beat Huizar. Are you all taking notice Huizar is beginning to FIX and set up inclusive meeting in the district. He doesn't want the constituents opposing his re election to know where he's at to show up and take over his meetings or should I say phasod of a meeting

December 09, 2010 6:59 AM  

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