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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wesson has the votes to become City Council President

Meet your new City council President Herb Wesson (** thanks to some back room deal-making by Andrew Westall)
Is the work of the city's Redistricting Commission Executive Director and Senior Staffer to City Councilman Herb Wesson, Andrew Westall, complete for 2011? This in light of current City Council President Eric Garcetti's Motion on Wednesday's Council Agenda that nominates Wesson to succeed him and CD 1 City Councilman Ed Reyes to take the position of City Council Pro Tem.
Seconding Council President Garcetti's Motion and providing the votes for Councilman Wesson are Councilman Jose Huizar, Mitch Englander, Bill Rosendahl, Paul Krekorian, Paul Koretz and Dennis Zine. With Garcetti, Wesson and Reyes, that is nine votes for the Motion with Councilman Tony Cardenas, Richard Alarcon, Tom LaBonge, Bernard Parks and Councilwoman Jan Perry on the outside looking in.
Garcetti's Motion also took time to self-congratulate the Council President for ..........
We have increased accountability at the Department of Water and Power by forcing the department to be more transparent about its finances with an Office of Public Accountability and a Ratepayer Advocate established by a voter-approved baLLot measure. (nice typo)
........  and,
We have worked to make city government more transparent and we have expanded ways in which AngeLenos can participate, including making it possibLe for the public to testify from Van Nuys and San Pedro Locations and archiving city counciL meetings online. (what is wrong with the "L" key?) 

But come tomorrow, Garcetti will have polished his latest spin on the open arms of the City Family and Herb Wesson will chuckle, thinking that every political family could use an arm-twisting "cousin" like Andrew Westall.

Your thoughts..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14.

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