Morning Briefs on the battles within the Los Angeles Political Machine for Monday
In Wesson’s corner is Andrew Westall, his senior deputy and a man considered to be an expert on the subject, having participated in the 2002 redistricting process.“I do think that having Andrew Westall will be an asset,” Wesson. “What I want to see is once (commissioners) get started and then they begin to get feedback from the people, because I have to see what the folks want and then try to deliver.”
Some months later, we are getting peeks behind Councilman Weeson's true motives for having Westall installed as the Redistricting Commission's Executive Director, as noted by Jack Humphreville's latest missive on the City Council's "case of the slows" on dealing with the DWP Ratepayer Advocate.
While the City Council has not had time to draft and enact the necessary ordinances for the Ratepayers Advocate, they certainly have had time to devote to back room politics regarding the desire of Herb Wesson (of Harold & Belle’s fame) to be the next President of the City Council and the inappropriate, strong arm tactics of his staffer, Andrew Westall, who, as the Executive Director of the City’s Redistricting Commission, is trading redistricting favors for votes for Herb from other Members of the City Council.
.... and the sun shines on reality at 200 Spring Street.
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