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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Wednesday

Shut The Front Door! A new Field Poll reveals that Californians are losing interest in politics and government and the internet is in part to blame. While TV or print media exposes a viewer or reader to multiple opinions and positions (Fox News being the exception, of course), voters are "rarely exposed to information outside of their realm of interest" on the internet.

California's independent redistricting process, currently underway, may be shifting up to 5 Congressional seats over to the Democrats. 24 is the magic number needed for the Dems to retake the House.

We're not out of the woods yet, but the tax credits designed to keep film & tv production in California are starting to work. From the Daily News-"More than $3.8 billion and 20,040 jobs were generated by the 77 productions that received tax incentives for filming in California, according to a study released Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp". LA City Councilman Paul Krekorian was co-author of  the tax credit legislation back when he was serving in the state Assembly. Krekorian is now encouraging passage of AB1069 that would extend the tax breaks for 5 more years. Shoot Movies in California is asking everyone to sign this petition that seeks to have the State Senate approve the legislation.

You can beat City Hall! Ron Kaye has the story of the Olvera Street merchants vs Spring Street.

Goodbye CRAs!  Governor Jerry Brown's newly passed budget takes $1.7 billion away from redevelopment agencies, with a large portion of that coming from the developers' trough known as CRA Los Angeles.

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Anonymous trojan2002 said:

"While TV or print media exposes a viewer or reader to multiple opinions and positions (Fox News being the exception, of course)"

yeah, because FNC doesn't bring on a lot of left wing guys to debate the right wing guys.

Joe has never been able to decipher between news and opinions shows. the primetime of FNC & MSNBC is partisian. Although, O'reilly gives a fair floor for nuts like Luis Gutierrez and even anthony weiner. Doubt anyone on MSNBC would give a fair floor to Cantor or Ryan.

on your wishful thinking... even if dems get shifted 5 more seats in the state, with the open primary system they won't be Pelosi dems but real world dems. They would be clinton dems. Look out how Harman's seat isn't going liberal.

And Joe, to prove to you there are things we agree on... Republicans who support the CRA are hypocrites. CRA's are a fraud and need to go away.

June 29, 2011 7:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ha ha ha!

Obama abandons plan to conduct "Secret Shopper" surveillance of doctor offices.

This guy is worse than Nixon ever was!

June 29, 2011 7:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

WooHoo! Death to the CRA!

June 29, 2011 8:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So exactly what does it mean that Red Spot works with the "youths"?

June 29, 2011 8:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Update: Obama administration this morning decides to pull the plug on "secret shopper program."

What a moronic idea to begin with. Now he can focus on his hatred of gay marriage.

June 29, 2011 8:51 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Hey Joe,

Bitter Jerry just veto card check for farm workers.


June 29, 2011 9:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Bitter Jerry just veto card check for farm workers." HUHHHH?!

June 29, 2011 10:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Memo to: Bitter Scott Johnson. You are the last person to call the kettle black. YOU are bitter about the successful political career of Jose Huizar. YOU are bitter about the successful political career of Mike Gatto. YOU are bitter about the Mayor, the City Council, the Governor, the President and everyone else making positive impacts on their communities, Scott. B-I-T-T-E-R.

June 29, 2011 10:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I will celebrate the death of California Redevlopment. With years of massive redevlopment waste there are almost no jobs left in California. We would be in better shape today had we killed this operation off years ago. Redevelopment has been a massive failure PERIOD.

June 29, 2011 11:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bye bye CRAs!! AND BYE BYE TONY VILLAR. His term ends in two short years, not a minute too soon!!!

June 29, 2011 11:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

And whose money is paying for this 6 foot tall wall around the property of the house that Tony is living in for free?

June 29, 2011 2:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hope Brown is not counting the CRA money just yet. It will be contested by the politicians and developers who benefit from it.

This is one of a few significant budget assumptions that will unwind. We will be readdressing the state budget much sooner than you think.

So put away the party hats for now.

June 29, 2011 2:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If the poll shows about 40% of the people follow local politics most of the time, why is the voter turnout much lower? That's a major disconnect. I would question the veracity of this poll.

June 29, 2011 2:34 PM  

Blogger luisgsanchez said:

I am not sure how the internet causes people to not pay attention the issues of the day before the government. With the internet, we can learn a lot of things (such as from this blog). I have learned a lot about what is going on through reading online.

June 30, 2011 12:48 AM  

Blogger Poppy said:

Looking for something to do in the 'hood? Dodgers to dinasaurs, faeries to fireworks, porch singing, hats or welding workshop:

Looking for good/best fireworks show:

Silver Lake daVine

June 30, 2011 7:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

HURRAY!! Good Bye CRA's. No more taking homes from homeowners!

June 30, 2011 8:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I say let the cities waste their last dimes and fight the death of the CRA's in court. Hope they tell the truth and claim " How will we fund corruption and payoffs if you take our play money"

June 30, 2011 10:54 AM  

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