Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Friday
"In recent months, I have felt that we have drifted away from the kind of openness and frank discussion that has characterized this council, especially as it pertains to the future of council leadership, the council as an institution, and the future design for council districts," said Perry, a longtime Garcetti ally who is now running against him in the 2013 mayor's race."These important issues should be discussed in the public record," she added.
** From Boyle Heights via the Easstern Group Publications, the Draft EIR for the multi-billion dollar proposed makeover of the Wyvernwood Apartment Complex is now open for review. Despite the charade of opposition by CD 14 Councilman Jose Huizar, expect the Esperanza Tenant Group to be the latest example of the "Huizar Way" in CD 14.
** We have some lively discussion via comment section on the first candidate forum for the Office of Los Angeles County District Attorney. LA Weekly's Gene Maddaus does a superb job (without visuals) of highlighting the political foundations of each candidate, from right to left.
** Former Coliseum General Manager Pat Lynch and fellow former Coliseum employee Todd DeStafano are on the receiving ends of lawsuits from their former employer.
Scott Johnson in CD 14.