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Token Accounting System
How does the City keep track of accounts payable? Paul Hatfield has investigated a number of City Controller audits and found that the collection of business taxes is recorded via a token accounting system. Token accounting, first developed in Ancient Sumeria uses clay markers to record transactions. An attempt to upgrade to an abacus based system failed when the City cancelled the transaction due to the abacuses being manufactured in Arizona, at conflict with the Citys self imposed boycott of the Grand Canyon State.
Following the news that US Census numbers show major population shifts amongst LA's City Council Districts will require significant re-drawing of the the Districts, the City's redistricting commission has quite the task before it, reports Michael Cohen at CityWatch. Eric Garcetti's CD13 has lost population, thus requiring a land grab. Garcetti has applied to the commission that the City of West Hollywood as well as Disneyland be added to his district to make up for the shortfall.
Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas has shifted his position and now plans to oppose efforts to bring an NFL team to Los Angeles. Ridley Thomas is angry plans for the Farmers Field stadium do not include a luxury box for him complete with a bathroom with brass fixtures.
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