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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Thursday

Councilman Bernard Parks and Councilwoman Jan Perry.
Late Uganda Dictator Idi Amin Da Da.
CD 10 Strongman and City Council President Herb "Mini Amin" Wesson. Finding trouble and backlash in Koreatown misadventures.
** Blogger's note: Light blogging today through holiday weekend due to eye doctor, work, LA-32 NC Townhall Meeting and trip to Anza-Borrego Desert for long holiday weekend---Scott Johnson. 
As the Redistricting Committee worked late into the evening, CD 8 and 9 were ground zero for the vindictive actions of City Council President Herb "Mini Amin" Wesson. Working through his former staffer, turned Executive Director of the Redistricting Committee Andrew Westall, the committee took the following actions last evening as noted by the LA Times.
the panel took Baldwin Hills, Baldwin Vista and a portion of Leimert Park out of Councilman Bernard Parks' district, turning it over to Council President Herb Wesson. Parks lives in Baldwin Hills and has been at odds with Wesson for months. 

...... and not forgetting Perry.

  the commission moved all of downtown except for L.A. Live, Staples Center and the Convention Center out of Perry's district into the district represented by Councilman Jose Huizar. Perry is a longtime Parks ally.

But while "Mini Amin Wesson" plays payback against Parks and Perry, the exploited Koreans are raging a surprising political insurrection which may cancel out all of the "Mini Amin Wesson's" political favors.

Korean American activists warned commissioners that they were willing to sue to ensure that their neighborhood was taken entirely out of Wesson's district and placed into one currently represented by Councilman Eric Garcetti. Such a move would greatly increase the concentration of Asian American voters in Garcetti's district, which already has Thai Town.

To be continue ............

Your thoughts ...............
Scott Johnson in CD 14



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