Morning Briefs on the Changing Los Angeles Political Machine for Monday
** CD 1 City Councilman Ed Reyes is expected to be named "City Council President Pro Tem" this week. In honor of this latest "title designation", Councilman Reyes found opportunity again to steal from the 99% and give to the "One Percent of the Lincoln Heights Community", by supporting the hostile takeover of the grass-roots based Lincoln Heights Christmas Parade and granting parade rights to the Steve Kasten/Vera Padilla led Lincoln Heights Chamber/BID/Neighborhood Council.
** For the first time in recent memory, CD 14 will not be hosting a Turkey Giveaway or Huizar Winter Wonderland this 2011 Holiday Season. Recently CD 14 cancelled its Creepy Coliss Halloween Program in El Sereno but spent $40,000 on the Eagle Rock Music/Smoke Out Festival.. Yet for a council district that receives anywhere from $600,000+ a year in CLARTS funds, these worth while programs should be more paramount than transferring $1,240,000 Million dollars to its "salary account" ($200,000 was transfer to salaries right after the CD 14 Council election).