Friday, September 30, 2011
Councilman Huizar's excuses to mask retaliation against Eagle Rock's Colombo's Steakhouse
Thursday, September 29, 2011
CD 15 Special Election Housekeeping ..........
Warren Furutani $132,576 in contribution, $76,007 in expenses, $163,427 in cash on hand. ** Many of Furutani's Sacramento colleagues inflate contribution totals.
Pat McOsker $91,004 in contributions, $48,533 in expenses, $137,821 in cash on hand. ** How many McOskers are there to donate $500 a person? MANY!
Joe Buscaino $103,063 in contributions, $110,834 in expenses, $114,488 in cash on hand ** The big leader in local grass-roots money.
Rudy Svorinich $57,660 in contributions, $51,258 in expenses, $6,401 in cash on hand. ** This campaign in need of cash.
Jayme Wilson $90,000 which more than half coming as a personal loan to self.
Gordan Teuber $32,440
Justin Brimmer $22,113
Rebecca Chambliss $15,350
OTHER MONETARY NOTES:
Pat McOsker is the runaway leader in "IE Money" with $146,566 from various Special Interests.
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Labels: CD 15 Special election
LaBonge and Reyes Get Ducky!
|Want some banana bread?|
Amphibious"duck" vehicles to tour the Los Angeles River.
|On your right, is, uh, Van Nuys!|
Tom and his fellow Clowncilman, Ed "River Rat" Reyes are teaming up to use some of that fancy CRA money for the effort. Ed and Tom are committed to the fallacy that the LA River is one of the great rivers of the world akin to the Nile, Mississippi, Columbia or even the Consumnes.
The Clowncil is scheduled to vote on a part of the plan at Friday's meeting.
|Ed's in pretty deep|
When it comes to leadership like Tom LaBonge and Ed Reyes, LA proves municipal government is not all that it's quacked up to be.
Happy Birthday to Mayor Sam's Michael Higby!
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Controller Greuel and Councilman Zine: Lets play "Look for the $10,000 CRA Logo"
** Updated Mayor Sam Exclusive: Did Councilman Huizar retaliate against Eagle Rock's Colombo's Steakhouse for supporting Rudy Martinez for City Council?
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
KRLA's Kevin James "Source": Indictments coming sooner than later in City Hall Corruption Probes
Zev speaks on yesterday's redistricting proceedings
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Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Wednesday
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011
County Supervisors vote 4-1 to keep "status quo" for district boundaries
** LA Weekly's Gene Maddaus take on today's proceedings.
** Ron Kaye comments on Mayoral Candidate Eric Garcetti's "taking sides".
** LA Times "come from behind" coverage.
Garcetti lowers himself to pandering for second Latino County Supervisor District
Listening to the rhetoric over the last few weeks, one could get the impression that LA County is being run by the racist cabal of Jim Crow, Bull Conner and George Wallace and the minority masses "will go legal" in the quest for racial justice.
But in reality, everyone has a little racial consciousness within their inner persona that sometimes reigns over the judging of character in the selection of their political leaders, as witness with today's proceedings (This blogger voted for Villar over Hahn in 2005, thus guilty as stated ). And lurking to take advantage of those members of the voting public are the likes of City Council President Eric Garcetti, who envisions himself being the leader someday (2013) of the nation's second largest municipal melting pot.
Garcetti, who's record of policy accomplishment is about as shallow as today's racial dialog at the Hall of Administration, did himself a disservice today by his calculated stance in support of an additional "Latino Supervisory District" within the county. We understand Garcetti's compelling tale of his Grandfather encounters with a racial past that all would repudiate, as being the basis for his stance today. But most Angelinos will also remember the tales of "overcoming the odds" by a "certain current officeholder" and how six years later, the faith they put in that person have been taxed to the limits, in heart and wallet.
Thus for once, as the redistricting debate continues on Temple Street, can we have political leaders who will stand at the podium and speak to an audience of Angelinos without the blinders of race that predicates their pursuit of future political gains .... and rest assure that our political community has mature to a level where character trumps race in the future selection of our leaders?
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Monday, September 26, 2011
Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Tuesday
** KCBS Investigated Reporter David Goldstein gave the television treatment to the LA Weekly story on the $1 Million dollar giveaway to the designer of Farmers Field Gensler, that should have gone to serve the poor on Skid Row according to activists. Funny to watch the obvious discomfort of Mayor Antonio Villar, as he defends this usage of federal dollars.
Councilman Parks endorses Councilwoman Perry for Mayor in 2013
HACLA's violation of the California Public Records Act
Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Monday
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Connected Non-Profit Theatrical Group CASA 0101 "Presents" with help of CRA LA?
Saturday, September 24, 2011
The Brief "CD 14 East Era" in the City of Montebello via "Parke Esqueleto"
Friday, September 23, 2011
TGIF Afternoon Political News Dump 9-23-11
LA Times: "MLB ask judge to order sale of Dodgers"
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Art Gastelum at the center of latest LACCD contracts irregularities expose
Joe Buscaino exhibits inclusive leadership regarding CD 15 Debate invite, reaches $200,000 in campaign funds"
** City Watch's Ken Draper stands with Buscaino on debate inclusion.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Afternoon Briefs on the Dysfunctional Los Angeles Political Machine for Thursday
LA Wave Newspapers "Soulvine Columnist" Betty Pleasant: "I'm BA-A-A-CK!!"
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