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Monday, June 13, 2011

Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Monday

Somos primos.
Paul Hatfield writing at CityWatch reports that Dennis Zine went to Wendy Greuel to ask her "permission" to run for City Controller.  Of course, this presupposes that Greuel is planning to run for Mayor creating a race with no incumbent for Greuel's current spot. Hatfield asks why doesn't Zine just run away, but he answers his own question essentially pointing out we have rigged elections and there is no true competition.

This is rich - Assembly Speaker John Perez - a cousin of Mayor Villaraigosa to whom he owes his entire career - is decrying nepotism in the City of Vernon.

Stephen Box makes the case that the Mayor's appointment of Jamie de la Vega to head the City's troubled transportation department is just more of the same.

Homeboy Industries has opened a diner in City Hall.  Let's hope Wendy Greuel audits often.

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Anonymous trojan2002 said:

Zine, the guy who admittedly has intimate relationships with lobbyists, is going to run and be the next controller?

Only good things can come from this.

If Zine is the next controller, Alarcon is the next city attorney.

June 13, 2011 5:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

good info. Talk about being a complete hypocrite. I noticed the story of John Perez and Vernon was buried in the paper. Since the Mayor is a gangster it shouldn't surprise anyone he's brought the gangsters into city hall. There wasn't a fair competition in bidding for the inside cafe. KB Home millionaire Bruce Karatz had been convicted of felony charges related to the manipulation of executive stock options helped Homeboy get funding. Another crook. I wish just 1 reporter had the guts to tell people of Los Angeles the money Homeboy raises is to help the gangsters stay out of jail and helps them with lawyers.

June 13, 2011 6:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Councilman Cardenas today announced his plans to run for Congress in a district newly created by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission. The seat is in the northeast San Fernando Valley.

HE'S CRAZY. HE'S ONE OF THE MOST INCOMPETENT GANGSTERS IN CITY HALL. REmember all the contracts he gave his sister and he had a recreation center named after his parents for doing nothing but giving birth to 11 kids. This has to be a joke

June 13, 2011 6:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's a great day to be a Conservative!

(Gay) Judge Vaughn Walker's failure to disclose his sexuality is gonna come back to bit the gay marriage movement on its ass!


June 13, 2011 8:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Speaking of nepotism, what about Don Knabe's son Matt working with Englander and lobbying his father?

Supervisor Knabe has now intervened into two separate large contracts (one for the MTA Lobbyist in Washington D.C. and now one for Motorola challenging Raytheon contract for a crisis communication system).

In addition, his son Matt walks around the Board of Supervisors like he is still a deputy, going up to the horseshoe and talking with all the other decision makers.

What is the D.A.'s Public Integrity Unit supposed to do, when one of the people setting their budget needs to be investigated?

Is this a matter for The Attorney General or The FBI?

Why doesn't Mayor Sam write about this??

June 13, 2011 10:38 AM  

Anonymous trojan2002 said:

6:44 going bank a bit more than a year, I had said that a new "latino" seat was going to be created in the valley, leaving Berman and Sherman at odds, more so than before.
Other latinos will step up for this seat.
Padilla has long been rumored as the next latino congressman.
Why do you think he hasn't announced he's running for mayor? he's trying to decide which one will give him the best chance at winning.

Cardenas is getting started now because he knows he has to start from behind.

June 13, 2011 10:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I would vote for DICK AlarCON before I would vote for Tony CardenASS.

June 13, 2011 12:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

All I know is, if Councilwoman Garcetti gets elected Mayor, I am leaving the City for good!!!!

June 13, 2011 2:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil should give Joseph his 50 bucks now. Once again, Phil's political instincts have failed him.

"Despite the media hubbub that surrounds her every move, she is unlikely to be a candidate for the White House in 2012." "...the solid consensus among Republican leaders is that she won’t."

But at least Phil is smarter than Red Spot. LOL>

June 13, 2011 2:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

John Perez is HUGE! But not as big as Fatso Higby!

June 13, 2011 3:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


It's that high protein diet that John is on.

June 13, 2011 10:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Having Mitch Englander inside City Hall will go nicely with the other crooks already there. His uncle Harvey is the biggest lobbysist in the city. Watch for lil Mitch to start voting on motions Uncle Harvey tells him to. Mitch is nothing more then a high paid lapdog to Uncle Harvey.

June 14, 2011 6:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Whoever wrote that about Mitch, doesn't know him.

he and Harvey are on different planets. Look for him to vote AGAINST harvey and crew more than he votes with him...

June 14, 2011 8:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Another smarter Council member should run for controller. Tom? Paul? or Paul? even Parks but not Zine.

June 14, 2011 8:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think we need some outside help, anyone from the council would be a disservice to the city.

June 14, 2011 8:56 PM  

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