This is the city: Los Angeles, California. I work here. I'm an ex-mayor. Los Angeles is a magnet for people from all over the world. Some of them run for public office. Inevitably some of them stray from the golden rule and rule for those that have the gold. That's when I go to work. My name is Yorty. I'm a dead pol.
This is the next in a series of posts where JoeB and I will give our endorsements for candidates for LA City Council and School Board. Where there is agreement we will give the official MayorSam endorsement to the candidate. Next up is CD12. For each post we will give both Joe's endorsement and mine along with our comments. The choices in CD12 are:
JoeB: Anyone but Mitch Englander. Englander is the big money, business as usual, anointed one. He's the last person CD12 needs as their representative.
Michael Higby: CD12 has had a strange oligarchic like tendency to promote the reigning chief deputy to Council when the current member retired. No more, Mitchell Englander, is nothing but a job climber whose every action from joining community organizations to becoming a reserve police officer was calculated for this run. Brad Smith on the other hand is a true blue community organizer, more in line with the mood in that community. Smith apparently scared Englander so much the Englander campaign tried to get Smith fired from his job. That says volumes. Vote for Smith!
Verdict: One for anyone but Englander, One for Smith