Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Thursday
|Are Stadium Beer Prices Considered an Environmental Impact?|
Yesterday, City Planning hosted the first of what should be many public input opportunities regarding AEG's proposed downtown football stadium. Attendees were asked to submit written comments addressing the concerns they may have over impacts of the billion dollar stadium. I'm pretty sure when it's all said and done, traffic impacts will wind up being the number one concern that the draft EIR will need to address. And no, the Environmental Impact Report will not be including concerns over stadium beer prices, sorry.
KCET is reported to be in talks with the Church of Scientology to sell their historic Sunset Blvd studio.
Oh No! Does this mean they'll paint the whole facility that revolting shade of blue? Will Huell Howser have to take the Free Personality Test? Will Xenu be hanging out at the nearby Tiki Ti Bar? We're still waiting for a statement from Anonymous on what their response to the deal will be.
The City Council and Controller Wendy Greuel are warning all city department heads that if they blow their budgets they may not get paid. Now that's an incentive program!
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation has been forced to cancel a GOP Presidential Debate scheduled for May 2 due to "lack of committed candidates". The Foundation will try again on Sept 14th, hoping that maybe by then there will be a Republican field worth holding a debate over.
And finally, now that exploding potato head Kevin James has entered the mayoral race, there has been some speculation if any other right wing blowhards might throw their hat in the ring as well. Well, if you follow the social networks you might have seen a recent poll where people are actually writing in the name of our resident Tea Party wacko, Michael Higby, as a choice for Mayor of LA in 2013. C'mon people, I like the guy, but if Michael was Mayor, Los Angeles would become some sort of Libertarian hellhole where the Department of City Planning would be disbanded and people could build nuclear plants in their back yards.
Let's just pretend that poll never happened, okay?