- Jose Huizar
Politicians LOVE to give out proclamations en masse to anyone in their Districts these days. Used to be you had to be quite distinguished to get a calligraphied certificate of recognition from the City; now one only need make a call to your local Council office to get a proclamation. Indeed, it's not uncommon to go to a Chamber of Commerce installation, a Rotary Club meeting, a church service or a Jaycees Convention and not see a parade of young, wet behind the ears aides de camp to local electeds with stacks of laser printed certs in faux leather folders in hand.
The only problem with that is that an elected may not know when they may give such praise to a future opponent that could very well be used in a future campaign.
The folks at the Rudy Martinez campaign are doing just that as they quote a Jose Huizar proclamation praising the CD14 challenger. While systematically knocking down the Trujillo operation's initial volley of slime campaigning against Huizar.
In other news...
Paul Hatfield blogs that CD4 challenger Stephen Box is making the best use of social media in his campaign not only in the District represented by Tom LeBong but in all of the races citywide.
Speaking of Box very good piece by the billy goated one over at LA Citywatch about the absolute arcane laws on the book - coupled with a little nanny statism - that prevents regular folks, mainly the poor, from growing their own food on City owned land or even their own. Box correctly asserts Los Angeles has made an all out offensive on the urban farmer. And that doesn't even count Dennis Zine's late night Starsky and Hutch like offensive on the South Central Farmers a few years back.
The Parent Revolution continues to gear up for the big pulling of the Parent Trigger early next week. What school is in their target? Lock and load, stay tuned.
When the HOWS Market in NoHo closed they said it was because the area could not support an "upscale" retailer. That wasn't the problem I said at the time. HOWS wasn't upscale and though it had some bright spots like it's Wine Room in NoHo it had many other issues that failed to allow it to catch a following. Looks like I was right.