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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

First briefs on an aging Los Angeles Political Machine in 2012

City of Los Angeles politicos and insider elites bemoaning the demise of CRA LA.
Great New Year to all as we reassemble in the political cyber sphere for another year of blogging the exploits of the City of Los Angeles Political Community. As 2011 ended with the demise of the "Dear Leader Agency" of dispensing fiscal love and cut rate property to those with the elitist community of Los Angeles, what political dramas or events will transpire in 2012?
Foremost must be the evolving quest of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to craft a legacy of accomplishment as he nears his date with "last name reduction" ( ie. return of Villar) in 2013. With the likes of  "One Million Trees", "City-Wide Free Internet", "LAUSD Control" and "10,000 Police Officers" beyond his grasps, Mayor Villar has change tactics and pass on to the next mayor the task of paying the bills as not to taint his "current fiscal legacy". 
The first major political event of 2012 will take place two weeks from today in CD 15 as voters select the replacement to now Congresswoman and former Councilwoman Janice Hahn. If the flow of recent of recent endorsements is any indication, "the machine" led by Mayor Villar and LA County Labor Federation Leader Maria Elena Durazo is going to get its collectivist rear end kick by first-time political aspirant LAPD Senior Lead Officer Joe Buscaino. Buscaino picked up the endorsement of City Controller Wendy "The Valley Greuel". Thus, it looks that Assemblyman Warren Furutani may be the latest Antonio supporter to become a good-size speed bump for the mayor's bus to roll over.
The City Council gets ready to reconvene in the next few minutes, for its first meeting of the new year and right of the bat, the future of the Neighborhood Council system and its election process is on the agenda. CD 2 City Councilman Paul Krekorian is working with NCs to get elections funded and conducted in 2012.
** HOT POLITICAL RUMOR: What could be sealed and causing consternation for a certain politico? We may know soon.
Your thoughts ...................
Scott Johnson in CD 14    

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