Councilman Zine one ups Controller Greuel on LADOT Gold Card Scandal
Considering that the former motor cop turned councilperson will be termed out of his current employment in two years, the timing of Zine's latest endeavor on the behalf of Angelinos cannot be outright dismissed as a publicity stunt for his presumed City Controller run in 2013.
Current Controller Wendy Greuel who's audit of delinquent parking tickets exposed the Department of Transportation's Gold Card Parking Ticket Fixing Program, open up a can of worms in her haste to score cheap political points. Mayor Antonio Villar was none too quick in exhibiting his inner-vindictive persona by lashing back at Greuel for being part of the council that voted the Gold Card Program into existence. Just last evening, Greuel had to admit to KCAL Channel 9's Dave Bryan that her former council staffers knew of the program, while feigning denial of it
Then comes along the "Controller Wannabe" who somehow conjures up the idea of asking DOT to within one month, to report back with the specifics on each of the tickets fixed under the auspices of the Gold Card Program. One can imagine that Zine is none too popular with most of his fellow council members, controller and mayor for this edit.And lets not forget that Zine's current Chief of Staff is none other than former Mayor Villar Deputy Chief of Staff Jimmy Blackman, who surely remembers those that may of have sought "favors" via his former third floor office.
Meanwhile, Greuel is left to wallow in shallow depths of her cynical attempt to gloss her past knowledge of the perks of elective powers.
Scott Johnson in CD 14