Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Wednesday
City Council candidate, Stephen Box, continues to pick up the endorsements, this time from our little blog and from our good friends at Griffith Park Wayist.
Wisconsin Gov Walker's draconian attempt at stripping away the collective bargaining rights of public employees is backfiring and instead is having the opposite effect of reinvigorating the American labor movement. The Koch Brothers will not be pleased.
On Monday, Governor Walker ordered the state capitol to be cleared of protesters. On Tuesday, a Federal judge ordered Walker to knock off the dictator nonsense and reopen the people's house (thanks Mazy!).
Even more bad news for Koch Brothers shill, Scott Walker, a new poll has Wisconsin turning against him, and very rapidly.
Closer to home, a Mayor Sam reader makes the following request;
Joe and Higby:
Because you are well read by activists, PLEASE, consider endorsing the four reform candidates OVER the construction firm hacks on the LACCD Board.
Remind your readers not only to vote FOR Joe Essavi, Lydia Gutierrez, Joyce Burrell, and Erick Aguire. This is the reform slate committed to financial investigation, imposing term limits, restricting contractor campaign contributions, etc.
And remind people to vote AGAINST Mona Field, Steven Veres, Scott Svonkin,and Miguel Santiago -- the special interest sellouts of LACCD.
And please encourage everyone to read today's Second Installment of Six investigative articles the LA Times will publish this week on the malfeasance in office at LACCD.
Consider it done Anonymous! And may I add that Scott Svonkin is the worst possible choice to be a representative on the LACCD board. Scott has a long history of being a developer's gun for hire in working over communities to gain support for projects. He spent some time in Sunland-Tujunga on the Home Depot payroll, until he was laughed out of town.
And finally, congratulations to one of my long time favorites, Tom Waits, who has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2011.