Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Friday
Yesterday (Tuesday) thousands of Southern California residents watched yet another police pursuit as aired on 3 different local Los Angeles television stations. As the suspect vehicle exited from the Southbound 2 freeway at Glendale Blvd with California Highway Patrol close by, The suspect driver was observed driving through the streets of Silverlake back and forth sometimes over the same streets that he previously traveled on. But where were the police officers from the Northeast Division to assist the California Highway Patrol officers ? None were observed. Not too long ago, Los Angeles County Sheriffs deputies were the law enforcement agency which assisted the California Highway Patrol with a pursuit suspect in the El Sereno area of Los Angeles. Can Chief Beck please tell the residents of Northeast Los Angeles , What the hell is going on ? Is he still sending Northeast Patrol vehicles to other police divisions through out the city?
.... just how thin are LAPD resources being spread throughout Los Angeles? You may not want to know.
** We want to commend out-going Los Angeles City Council Energy & Environment Committee Chairperson Councilwoman Jan Perry for her leadership in creating two wetlands parks within her council district. Meanwhile her replacement as committee chairperson CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar has dropped the ball on restoring the Hazard Park Wetlands and repairing a storm drain that feeds into the Wetlands watershed. Environmental Activists will remember that Mayor Antonio Villar promised at the Million Trees Groundbreaking that a restore wetlands would be in place within three years........... and now Councilman Huizar calls a restore wetlands "a long term project".
** We almost forgot that Councilman Jose Huizar was too pre-occupied with Clifton's Cafeteria festivities to act as a leader and vote to increase water rates on his constituents.
** Lastly, as the likes of Ron Kaye and the LA Times Editorial Board debate whether District Attorney Candidate Carmen Trutanich is a liar, maybe the same pillars of local journalism should answer why "these truths" via Mayor Antonio Villar, never garnered the same level of discussion (** especially during the "LA Antonio Times Era" of the former daily of record). An excerpt as posted on Mayor Sam in 2006 .......
July 23, 2006 10:21 PM
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14