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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Late Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Tuesday

Elephant Hill in El Sereno.
Our recent coverage of the Elephant Hill giveaway (at a greatly reduced price) to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy has inspired Northeast Los Angeles NC Member/Activist/Blogger Tony Butka to keyboard the definitive history on the Elephant Hill Controversy. We link to Part One: "Elephant Hill-The Beginnings" and Part Two: "The Northeast LA Interim Control Ordinance Wars" while waiting for the last (** two) part to be uploaded on his NELA Lives Blog. Suggested title for Part Three, "Huizar's Payoff to Campaign Fundraiser Client".

** What were the "real reasons" for CD 1 City Councilman Ed Reyes resignation from the board of the MTA Gold Line Foothill Authority? When one reads of no-bid contracts and inflated property values, flashbacks to CDI and Elephant Hill start running amok. 
** Assemblyman Mike Feuer is looking to backdoor current City Attorney Carmen Trutanich by pulling papers for his job in 2013 while Nuch fixates himself on a possible District Attorney challenge.
** Great Op-Ed by Mayoral Candidate Kevin James in the Daily News with his premise on the need for a part-time City Council. We in CD 14 knows what its like to have a councilperson who prides himself on a 80% attendance record.
** The troubled Building and Safety Department has revived its internal investigated unit at a cost of $200,000+ that an outside firm will be paid to undertake. We should note that the unit was disbanded at the end of the Mayor Richard Riordan Era in 2001.
** Senator Dianne Feinsteiin is the latest client of Democratic Campaign Treasurer Kinde Durkee to find that their campaign coffers were looted. The way Durkee has allegedly looted her clients, make her a good candidate for IRS employment.
** Lastly, as the Blue/Green Coalition of unions and environmentalist show their hypocrisy with their shilling for the Corporate Welfare City-State of AEG LA LIVE's Farmer's Field CEQA exemptions, Ron Kaye launches into to the hypocritical players.
Your thoughts..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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