Wendy Greuel, a potential candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles in 2013, may have thought she might get some street cred as a reformer, while embarrassing the Mayor as well as other comers to the office who are currently on the City Council, by disclosing the existence of an LA Department of Transportation program that allows elected to fix parking tickets
. However, the Mayor one upped the City Controller by cancelling the program
and releasing documentation that Greuel had not only known about the program while serving on the City Council but she had also taken advantage of it.
Blogger Paul Hatfield reports that next week the Los Angeles City Council may axe funding for the City's system of advisory Neighborhood Councils.
The restaurant industry is quietly racking up victories against nanny staters
who want to turn decision making from parents to government when it comes to happy meals for kids.
Rick Orlov says that Clowncilman-Elect Mitchell Englander has been spending the last 11 weeks gearing up to take the 12th Council District Seat
being vacated by his boss, Greig Smith. Anyone in the know however is aware Englander has been gearing up for years for the spot. In the Orlov piece, Englander notes of the major happenings since Smith took office in 2003 was the invention of Facebook.
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