Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Monday
** Mayoral Candidate City Controller Wendy “The Villar Greuel” can rest assure that out-going Mayor Antonio Villar will remain silent (for media attribution) on how she executes the third term goals of the City Terrace native, if elected. As Daily News City Hall Beat Writer Rick Orlov reports in his “Monday Tipoff Column”, Mayor Villar’s political sensitivities will be confined to defending his own actions and not critiquing the next mayor (** especially if the Villar Greuel is elected).
** Orlov does double duty this morning in scribing, dare we say, a gusher PR piece on the Villar Greuel. Take note of the following passage.
"People understand I can be a good legislator, be a good businesswoman and go after those issues that are important. I think people will find I can do all those things and be tough. They want someone to lead them, I have demonstrated I can be that leader."
That was put to the test when James, one of her rivals in the race, accused her of campaigning on city time and allowing her staff to work on her campaign.
Greuel met the James challenge (Que?), going down to his news conference and telling reporters it was a reflection of the start of the "silly season" of the mayoral election.
Maybe Mr. Orlov needs to read the latest on “Calender Gate”?
** If “The Villar Greuel” thought that Randy Economy was going to fold after her “Private Citizen/ Campaign Consultant” John Shallman’s attack from the gutter, then they may not want to link here to Economy’s latest on “Calender Gate” via the Los Cerritos News Group.
** If you have the shakes for the latest campaign contributions totals, then we recommend the journalistic Cliff Notes report, stringed together by the City Maven. But if you want the background on the “story behind the donors”, link here to our first exclusive report on the questionable donations by Bet Tzedek associates to Assemblyman Mike Feuer City Attorney Campaign. The LA Dragnet Blog offers this comment from its post on our exclusive.
The Mayor Sam exclusive is particularly timely. Monday night sees the candidates for City Attorney debating at Temple Israel of Hollywood. The topic, 'How do Values and Ethics Inform the Job of City Attorney,' will likely lead to some awkward questions for Feuer based on the perception that he has accepted campaign contributions which appear to directly violate Measure 'H'.
** Bravo for Old Gray Collectivist Hag on Spring Street Columnist Jim Newton for his random act of journalism. This in stating the obvious about Mayor Villar’s shell game behind attaining the goal of 10,000 police officers.
** We turn our attention to our much missed former CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar Chief of Staff, now CD 9 City Council Candidate Ana Cubas. In the course of reviewing the information she provided for her Smart Voter webpage, she stated the following as her top priorities if elected.
Reform the BudgetImprove our transportation and city infrastructure, such as streets, sidewalks, and parksJobs and economic development, including investment in urban areas
We ask this simple question, how can we trust Ana Cubas to reform a budget when the video below showcases her lack of knowledge of the status of discretionary budgets that she helped oversee in her former job? (** or was that just spin to confuse an inquiring group on constituents?)
Labels: 2013 CD 9 City Council Campaign, Ana Cubas, Assemblyman Mike Feuer, Calender Gate, CLARTS Fund, Jim Newton, john shallman, lapd, Mayor Antonio Villarigosa, randy economy, The City Maven, The Villar Greuel