Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Thursday
But those lines were defended by a contingent from the Eastside nonprofit InnerCity Struggle that included Maria Brenes, who identified herself as a local voter, homeowner and mother.“I attended every hearing related to District 5 and one of the points I highlighted to the commissioners was the importance of uniting our communities of interest,” said Brenes, the executive director of the nonprofit group. “We ask the City Council to move forward with the plan as is.”Brenes is married to Luis Sanchez, the senior advisor to school board President Monica Garcia. Sanchez lost a close, hard-fought campaign last year to represent District 5 to Bennett Kayser, a candidate strongly supported and funded by the teachers union, United Teachers Los Angeles. Sanchez’s key backer was Villaraigosa.
...... leave it to the machine to use the wife of their anointed candidate to convey its message of pending political payback to Bennett Kayser (and UTLA).
** The City Clowncil Central Committee is prepping its final edit that will bring about the demise of the "paper or plastic era" at your local market. The early morning dawn prompted this flashback to South LA Soulvine Columnist Betty Pleasant's now "prophetic retort" to the LA County Board of Supervisor's version of the plastic bag ban in unincorporated areas of the county.
AND FINALLY — You see where the county Board of Supervisors banned the distribution of single use plastic bags by supermarkets this week? That sucks like you wouldn’t believe. Even though the county’s action affects only unincorporated areas, you can bet the Los Angeles City Council will, like lemmings, follow the county off the cliff and enact a city ordinance just like it. Those plastic bags are necessary. I need them. Not only do I need them, but so do pet owners all over the county. We use them for the disposal of pet waste. I have two cats and I use them to dispose of cat poop and the contents of dirty litter boxes! And I know dog owners use them for the same purposes. What are we going to do without a constant supply of those plastic grocery bags? These people make me sick!
Common sense from Betty? Get the defib paddles!
**Nice little missive at the "Weekly of Record" on the 11% Mayor's latest political self-advancement project in Washington D.C. But I am still pondering the possibilities as presented in the last sentence.
Giving Villaraigosa a cabinet seat now could add to Obama's political capital with Latinos. But the president might lose his credit with Angelenos.
...... take him now, then he gets laid off in January when the Republicans win back the White House. That would be positive change.
** "Who lost K-town"? That was the premise of a recent Joseph Mailander missive on the Redistricting Committee's political slapdown of an united Koreatown. But Redistricting Commissioner Helen Kim has some questions about Mailander's "inside sources and facts".
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14