Not sure if this is the same as an Ass Clown award but Ron Kaye has named Councilman Dennis Zine as his "man of the year" noting the former motorcycle cop turned union head turned Clowncilman is a "Symbol of City Hall's deceit and dishonor." Kaye is pretty down on his hometown CM for a number of reasons calling Zine "Indefatigable, the two-faced man of a thousand fiancees never passed up a civic event where he couldn't force himself onto the stage or saw an elite party he didn't like." I don't know about Zine but that sounds a lot like this guy and this guy.
In the waning months of his term, Councilman Greig Smith has written and self-published a tome about the inner machinations of City Hall. "If City Hall's Walls Could Talk" is even available on Amazon in e-book format.
Bob Bishop appears to be the latest in a series of grass-roots candidates for Mayor in 2013, and though he says anyone else who is thinking of running is offering "more of the same" I am not sure what Mr. Bishop is proposing.
Thanks to technology a Silver Lake resident was able to watch his house being burglarized over a web cam while he vacationed out of town over the holidays. However he had no robot on hand who could stop the thief. Still, he was able to turn the video over to police for further investigation.