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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Tuesday

Dennis Zine does an
impression of Tom LaBonge
CM and former motorcycle cop Dennis Zine used to be a fiscally conservative Republican who know exactly what the problem was with City government.  Then he joined the City Council and became part of it.  Doug McIntyre spells it out.

Zine took some hits when he approved a Costco siting at a mall in Woodland Hills. Local NIMBYs and anti-big box wackos went apoplectic but obviously the locals want to shop there or the Washington based retailer wouldn't go to the trouble.  However, in a move to mollify the retired and the professional agitators, Costco has released plans that promise the store - which generally have the ambiance of a cargo hangar at LAX - will be really pretty!

I didn't even know the City of Los Angeles had a treasurer.  Controller Wendy Greuel wants to eliminate the office and consolidate functions elsewhere.  Seems like a good idea.

One more NBA team in Southern California? The Sacramento Kings may move to the Honda Center in Anaheim.

Longtime civic activist and Los Angeles businessman Nick Patsaouras plans to write a history of Los Angeles.  Nick's tome will cover the period from 1961 forward, chronicling everything political in the City of Angeles from the days of the real Mayor Sam all the way through Mayor Tom, Mayor Dick, Mayor Jim and Mayor Tony.  Could be an interesting read.

You are probably not surprised, but Phil Jennerjahn has endorsed candidate Augusto Bisani over current incumbent Paul Krekorian. My prediction is Bisani, who is a successful businessman and a kind fellow, gets less than 800 votes.

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Anonymous g said:

no body cares!

February 26, 2011 3:41 PM  

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