HotSheet is after the jump...
Jerry Brown ran on the notion reflected in the old Vulcan proverb that "Only Nixon can go to China" that as a septuagenarian old school tax and spend liberal he had the luxury of not worrying about a future political career and had the street cred to go after fraud, waste and abuse in state government. My CPA, Mark Neuman, via a report by Bruce Bialosky, Bialosky details how the State failed to cash a $20 corporate filing fee check Neuman submitted for a client. Because the state waited past the 90 day period the bank dishonored the check. So the state asked Neuman for a $10 dishonored check. Apparently bureaucrats are so inefficient they can't collect the revenue the state is already receiving at a time budgets are tight and politicians are asking for more taxes.
In most Council races the challengers are reform minded, more practical candidates, with entrenched interests sitting in the incumbency. In the 10th District however the special interests are pulling out the big guns to go after someone who is brave enough (sometimes) to tell them know. Betty Pleasant will certainly be happy to know the unions are putting money into the campaign of serial candidate Forescee Hogan-Rowles to best Bernard Parks. You may remember Hogan-Rowles was introduced to MayorSam readers (Betty Pleasant and Her Shady Friends, 8/9/10) when we detailed her past run ins with the ethics commission.
The Jose Huizar campaign must be in full panic mode. Spinning away at MayorSam, they find out that FBI investigators are nosing around their man. Apparently, this has to do with a roof, which strangely enough was the same thing that once sank another CD14 Clowncilman.