Mid-Day Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Scene for Thursday
|CD 2 City Councilman Paul Krekorian (center) is not too quick in laying down the sod for a new NFL stadium.|
Ask the likes of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, LA County Labor Federation Leader Maria Elena Durazo, AEG's Tim LIEweke, City Councilwoman Jan Perry and the lessor cast of characters, who smell fiscal gold in the haste to move forward with AEG's latest scheme to expand their Downtown LA Entertainment Enclave.
But while the cast above choreograph their political dance for an appointment at the corporate welfare office, one lone voice of reason may of just calculated his next political slogan, that may lead upward on the City of LA political ladder.
CD 2 City Councilman Paul Krekorian cannot be accuse of being politically tone deaf, to the contrary he has exhibited a keen sense of political timing that has propel him from the Burbank School Board, with a pit stop in Sacramento, to his current seat in the Horseshoe, within half a decade. One should note that his rapid political progression has also been aided by his devotion to constituent relations, which help to create the political formula to dilute the monetary brew of IBEW, PPL and City Hall insiders, who's CD 2 political aspirations sank on "a vessel called Essel".
Yet, lets not bloggin rush and annoit Councilman Krekorian as LA's reason statesmen with this post. Krekorian may have been a pupil of the late Consultant Joe Cerrell at USC, but he is still an relative political newcomer at 200 Spring Street, who recently sided with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's veto on DWP oversight.
Thus, for Councilman Krekorian, will his future stance on the AEG Stadium scheme, channel past City Councilman Joel Wachs or will we post someday "what was the rush" in coining a soundbite with no teeth?
MORE NEWS AFTER THE LEAP:
** The legality of California's "Parent Trigger Law" is now heading to the courts as Parent Trigger advocates file suit against Compton Unified School District.
** Writer David Futch returns to the pages of the LA Weekly with "LA City Council Bums" with district by district recap on the election theatrics.
** City Controller Wendy Greuel has released for your view pleasure the salaries of 37,000 city employees. But lets remember that this is the same Councilman Huizar supporter that can't tell us what happen to the $1.04 million of the CLARTS Fund that Huizar took for salaries.
** Ron Kaye led a diverse group of community activists to this morning's CRA Meeting at the Garland Building. Wonder if anyone brought up the No-bid Contract to CASA 0101?
** Lastly, we are hearing a rumor regarding a Mayor Villaraigosa GRYD Contractor who's agency supports granting a beer and wine license to an Councilman Huizar's Campaign Contributor ..... and its on video.
Your thoughts ...............
Scott Johnson in CD 14