Morning Briefs on the Mayoral 2013 Election Machine for TGIF
James presents himself well — during our meeting he’s got a conservative gray suit and a silver and black tie that reminds me of the Oakland Raiders’ color scheme. On his lapel is the American flag pin I noticed a few weeks before when I saw him at an L.A. Live breakfast with officials from the Police Protective League. His radio years have made him a persuasive though occasionally long-winded speaker. He has the potential to do damage once the mayoral debates begin.
In the Huffington Post Op-ed, James has listed various critiques regarding the work performance of City Controller and fellow Mayoral Candidate Wendy "The Valley Greuel". Among them .....
In December 2011, in response to Greuel's audit of the L.A. Housing Authority, reporter Simone Wilson pointed out that Greuel was "late to the party" adding that "it's been almost a year since local station KCET first revealed rampant credit-card misuse by former HACLA CEO Rudy Montiel. And it's almost two weeks since KCET dropped the second half of its two-part HACLA investigation on similar overspending by his underlings, again scooping the vast majority of Greuel's work." adds that "it's a little pathetic for her to equate her powerlessness with that of a brushed-off L.A. reporter -- when in the end, it's the City Controller's job to duck under the media tape and kick some executive ass."
.... just a thought, but when is "The Valley Greuel" going to audit all the various City Clowncil Central Committee's Discretionary Funds?
** And lastly for 2013 Mayoral Candidate Eric Garcetti, he may want to invest time in the art of answering questions directly. This in light of Ron Kaye written missive .... with video proof of his proclivity to "Defend, Deny and Deflect".
Scott Johnson Santa Barbara bound.