Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Friday
Assembly member Anthony Portantino spoke at a special Glendale City Council meeting yesterday as officials agreed to support California SB 659. The bill would delay ending redevelopment agencies and allow consideration of a scaled-back program. Portantino voted against ending redevelopment; at the meeting he said he knew the program has greatly benefited Glendale.Although invitations were extended to all state-level officials representing this area, Portantino was the only one who attended the meeting.
Thus, while Gatto was celebrating Buscaino's election (and dreaming of someday becoming CD 4 City Councilman Mik Gatt) his constituents were noting his absence from an important meeting on the future of their city.
** Please pardon the nodding off between blog posts but that is the byproduct of being expose to a Mayoral Candidate Austin "Mini Riordan II" Beutner policy speech that had the same affect as a sedative. "Mini Riordan II's" words on jobs at a Downtown LA Townhall cause the former Mayor Richard Riordan to slip into a state of slumber that was only interrupted by the ending applause.
** The "Bloggin Commandante" at the LA Weekly reports that the illegal alien apologists are seeking to have CD 12 City Councilman Mitch Englander recuse himself from the dialog over the propose changes to towing polices of vehicle driven by unlicensed drivers.
** Lastly, in an abbreviated version of our "Another Soulvine Thursday" (on Friday). We bring you the comments of Betty Pleasant regarding the election of LAPD Senior Lead Officer Joe Buscaino to replace Congresswoman Janice Hahn as City Councilperson of CD 15. "So, the Los Angeles City Council has another cop on it. Humph.."
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Labels: Assemblyman Mike Gatto