Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Wednesday
|The Gerald Desmond Bridge aka "China's Loading Ramp to America"|
Help Wanted! As many as 7000 jobs will be opening up in Los Angeles and Long Beach in 2011 and 2012 as work begins on 2 major infrastructure projects; the replacement of the Gerald Desmond Bridge and modernization of Middle Harbor. The Gerald Desmond Bridge is the cracked and crumbling connection between Long Beach and Terminal Island . The bridge was built in 1960 and was never designed to withstand the volume of trucks transporting goods shipped from China to the Los Angeles of the 21st Century.
They're out of scale, out of place, and they are soon to be "out of here". "McMansions" are headed for a slow death as the City Council unanimously passes new guidelines and restrictions on these monuments to bad taste.
Speaking of out of scale and in bad taste;
|Yep, they approved it.|
The LA Council District border wars are about to begin! "Neighborhood Councils should be fighting to protect their stakeholders" says Michael Cohen at Citywatch. Yea, and what's up with everyone wanting to be in CD2?
Rut-Roh! Another setback for Tea Party Governor Scott Walker as a judge halts implementation of the controversial and union busting "Budget Reform Bill". This is the second time Judge Sumi has stopped the law from going into effect. Earlier this month Judge Sumi order the law not to be published, a procedural step that would have enacted the law. Republicans had the law published anyways, ignoring the judge's orders.
"Apparently that language was either misunderstood or ignored, but what I said was the further implementation of (the law) was enjoined," said a visibly annoyed Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi. "That is what I now want to make crystal clear."