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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hot Sheet for Thursday

At Last! Today is the final day that large stores in LA County unincorporated areas can use single use plastic bags! The movement to ban the use of these environmentally devastating and completely unnecessary tributes to pure laziness has been spreading throughout LA County. The incorporated communities of MalibuLong BeachSanta Monica, and Calabasas have also passed similar ordinances. The ban will take effect for smaller stores on Jan. 1, 2012.

Governor Brown is being praised for stripping $1.7  billion from redevelopment agencies in the budget that was passed on Tuesday, but he is being scorned for vetoing a bill that would have eased the process for farm workers to unionize. The legislation had been strongly supported by the United Farm Workers, and their leaders had hoped that Gov. Brown's past ties to Cesar Chavez would have led to his support. Unfortunately, the governor vetoed the legislation late Tuesday night, just an hour before it would have gone into effect.
“The fact that he didn’t believe that farm workers need this kind of assistance and change in law is very disappointing,” said Arturo Rodriguez, the president of the United Farm Workers. “I am angry and I am upset that this governor treated us just like all the rest of the governors.”

"Horrendous violations of the public trust" is the phrasing used by Building & Safety head Robert "Bud" Ovrom to describe the scandal plaguing his department. I think "Business as usual" is probably more appropriate.

** Hot Sheet by Joe B. of the "Great S.T."

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Looks Like 'Bud' split from Burbank just before all the lawsuits and facts started to leak out, did he jump from the frying pan into the fire with his move to Los Angeles ?

June 30, 2011 10:56 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

More like bonfire when this is all done.

June 30, 2011 1:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So far no tinge of scandal at upper levels of LADBS.

Unless of course, you count the innuendo frmo Mayor Sam...

June 30, 2011 2:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Did the last Building of Safety Manager have some help out the door?

June 30, 2011 5:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Obama is against gay marriage.

June 30, 2011 6:38 PM  

Anonymous trojan2002 said:

If I could do a hot sheet it would include Zev's brilliant idea to post an image of a $10K donation, then claiming he is ignorant of today's criminals.

The City realizing our news media is ineffective and out of date, turning to celebrities to get out to the word on carmageddon. Does the LA times realize how insignificant they are now?

Some guy at MSNBC getting suspended for doing his job and calling the president a dick. Sad thing about this is, he just realized that. The weekend golf trysts, weekend get away to NYC for a quick bite and a broadway show, while a record number of americans are unemployed wasn't enough of a sign?

Sales tax today goes down by a whole percentage point. DMV registration goes up by $12... and now finally the DMV can mail renewals to those with registrations up in July & August.

And finally today is the beginning of the Lord Englander reign over CD12. Last Saturday, he had an event where the natives bowed at his greatness.

July 01, 2011 9:16 AM  

Blogger Diana said:

The last B&S GM left in scandal. And if Bud split from Burbank to avoid lawsuits and drama in Burbank. Then he deserves everything he gets. You can run but you can't hide.

July 01, 2011 3:57 PM  

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