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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Scene for Wednesday

Olvera Street
"The Great Olvera Street Compromise of 2011" is nearly complete via CD 14 Councilman Jose Huizar.
From the Los Angeles Times, "What we came up with was a compromise that takes into account the economy, the budget needs of the city and the merchants at Olvera Street" who have been the backbone of the popular destination for years, said Councilman Jose Huizar, whose district includes El Pueblo De Los Angeles Historical Monument, of which Olvera Street is part. El Pueblo is run by the city and has its own general manager and oversight commission.
As an afterthought, the "Great Olvera Street Compromise" would be a excellent topic for "JOSE's Blog" which has been inactive for over a month until yesterday. And guess the topic of Rick Coca, errr Councilman Huizar's latest blog posting??

More news after the bloggin leap.
.** The Frank McCourt and Steve "Mini-Riordan I" Soboroff's  "I'm Sorry Tour" made a pit stop on KTLA Morning News this AM. With two payrolls pending amids questionable cash flow, Downtown News Editor and "Scribe of Wit" Jon Regardie pens his latest novella on the former Frank and Jaime McCourt. 

** While Councilman Huizar celebrates the "Great Olvera Compromise of 2011", retire parole officer Caroline Aguirre, the Voice Newspaper and many others, wonder why Councilman Huizar was silent on the brutal sexual assualt of a six-year old girl that took place less than a quarter-mile of his Boyle Heights home.

** The road kill you see on Spring Street in front of the west steps of City Hall is the remains of the Recreation and Parks Department. The fiscal rape and pillage of the department has drawn the attention of the likes of NELA Lives Tony Butka, Ron Kaye and the Griffith Park Wayist among others.

** Is a little bit of "Tony Villar" rubbing off on Dick Riordan? It seems that Riordan called out Caruso in regards to him running for mayor against Austin "Mini-Riordan II Beutner. From the City Maven, “I think if I were Rick (Caruso) I would look twice at Austin "Mini-Riordan II" Beutner because I think people are going to fall in love with Austin Beutner and they’re going to recognize what he’s doing,” Riordan said. “Rick should move to Santa Monica and run for mayor of Santa Monica.”

** Lastly, the likes of "The City Maven", our former co-blogger Ed Headington, "Mr. Tamar Galatzan" Brendan Huffman and some other guy, have there own Thursday LA Internet Radio Show. A good topic that Ed would know well is his past consulting work for Councilman Huizar and why his name "was" (Ed was making calls to get his name off the email) on the infamous Michael Trujillo email that cause his termination from the Huizar Campaign?

Your thoughts..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Edward Headington was on city pay doing campaign work for Huizar.

May 04, 2011 10:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't mean to be the contrarian today, but I do NOT see wtf is so good about Olvera Street.

It's okay.
It's kitschy.
It's touristy.

But if the merchants can't afford MARKET RATES, a concept foreign to liberals, then they can find someplace that is in line with their funds made from selling cheap food, cheap trinkets and cheaper women.

Seriously, it is WAY over appreciated. The City should sell it to a developer and if it's kept as is, then great. But at least it'll get what it's worth.

I'm tired of subsidizing every feel good, bad deal this city gets itself into.

May 04, 2011 11:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Superb, 11:51!

Well stated. I wholeheartedly concur. "F" Olvera Street. Some relics need to die, others don't. This one should.

May 04, 2011 4:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I still want to know when Rudy is going to replace the tree in front of Marty's...

May 04, 2011 6:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

WHy is it that the vendors at Olvera Street are getting a free pass on paying what all the businesses along that corridor have to pay? In the City of LA if you're Latino and say you are having a hard time paying bills you get a free pass. Isn't that discrimination? These merchants have been paying next to nothing on rent in a prime location.

May 05, 2011 6:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Its hilarious on Huizar's blog he has the same story over and over about Graffiti. In this horrible economy spending $8 million for study on street car is insane. Huizar also has a story on the marijuana shops yet he, Reyes, Garcetti are responsible as the LA Weekly pointed out, because they sat on their asses for 4 years doing nothing. All the crime being committed at pot shops is all their FAULT. There are too many marijuana shops to control now.

May 05, 2011 6:18 AM  

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