Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Friday
In her latest "press release audit", the Valley Greuel went "Oh My God!" we could make more money off bus stop ads. The Public Works Committee under the leadership of Andrea AlarCON can totally change their way contracts and permits are crafted to bring more revenue to the city in the range of $57 Million dollars.
But what many don't realize that each council district is given a chunk of this cash flow and spends it at will on projects of choice. And as we know, some of these choices are dubious.
** KABC 790 A.M. John Philips is right on about LAPD Chief Charlie Beck's idiotic action to revoke the impounding of vehicle driven by unlicensed drivers. Beck's action was predicated on wishes of the Mayor and supporters who put race pandering as a priority before common sense law enforcement.
** The corporate welfare advocates in Sacramento are scheming ways to maintain cash flow to their developer cronies and flow of contributions to campaign funds.
** In another glaring example of the waning influence of the Los Angeles County Labor Federation, various unions are divided on their support in the 30th Congressional District Contest between Congressman Howard Berman and Congressman Brad Sherman.
** Asians stand united in CD 1 as the traveling City Redistricting Commission road show made its way into Councilman Ed Reyes fiefdom. Asian-American groups want Chinatown and Lincoln Heights to remain in one council district.
** Downtown News Editor and "Scribe of Wit" Jon Regardie muses on the LA County Board of Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky's "I'm Still Deciding Game" regarding his potential run for mayor in 2013.
** Does Hollywood need to become "Century Citywood" in the vision of City Councilman Eric Garcetti? Read David Futch and Jill Steward missive on a councilman's desires to grow a vertical Hollywood community and reaps its reciprocal monetary tributes for his latest political quest.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14