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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Wednesday

California Governor Jerry "Moonbeam II" Brown endorses Gil Cedillo for CD 1
Then Assemblyman Gil Cedillo and California Governor "Moonbeam II" celebrate signing of California Dream Act. 

From California Governor Wannabee and Failed Mayor Tony Villar to the second incarnation of "Governor Moonbeam II, the Gil Cedillo for City Council Campaign continues to pick up momentum leading up to Election Day, with its latest endorsement from the current Governor. From KPCC.

“Gil Cedillo is a proven local leader who knows how to bring people together to get things done,” Brown said in a statement from the campaign.“We need Gil Cedillo’s leadership, strength and passion on the Los Angeles City Council in order to create jobs, increase neighborhood safety, and expand after-school programs that keep our kids safe.”The nod from the governor is Cedillo’s second high-profile endorsement in the past week. L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa backed Cedillo in a City Hall news conference last Friday.

Whats next? A Mayor Sam Endorsement? ** Morning Update: Challenger Jose Gardea gets  LA Times Endorsement. 

** As a bloggin public service, we link you to Jack Humphreville's Dozen Reasons to vote no on the City Clowncil Central Committee Strongman Herb "Mini Amin" Wesson's "Half Cent Sale Tax, Prop A". Polls are showing that the City Clowncil will have to get create in dealing with the project revenue shortfall ....., again.

** Meanwhile, Garcia, Garza and the rest of the LANG Group Editorial Board, rebound from their "Sister Villar Greuel Endorsement Debacle", with a firm "No on Prop A" indictment.

** We want to extend sincere Tenth Anniversary wishes to Deputy DA Patrick "Patterico" Frey for his bloggin "Patterico Pontifications Blog". His now semi-regular "Dog Trainer " posts regarding the agenda journalism bias at the LA Times, are and will, continue be the inspiration of our "Old Gray Collectivist Hag on Spring Street" musings.

** Surprise, surprise from our friends at the Los Cerritos News via Randy Economy.

Los Angeles City Controller and Mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel has once again refused to comply with a public records request submitted by Los Cerritos Community Newspaper, it was reported on Tuesday.The requests were made back on January 22 and 23, 2013, from LCCN Publisher/Owner Brian Hews under the California Public Records Act (PRA).In the request, LCCN sought all emails and written correspondence between Greuel and Brian D’Arcy, Head of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers #17, political consultant John Shallman, owner of Shallman Communications and consultant to Greuel’s Mayoral campaign, and Greuel for Mayor Campaign Manager Rose Kapolczynski.. 

Why am I having a bloggin Deja Vu Moment?

**From the Eric Garcetti Campaign, we bring you this exercise in "Deserving Immigrant Pandering".

Council to Vote Tomorrow on Garcetti Immigrant-Focused Legislation
LOS ANGELES -- Councilmember Eric Garcetti will lead a pressconference at City Hall on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. to lay out his locallegislative agenda to move Los Angeles immigrant residents to thefront of the line when it comes to citizenship and fully participatingin L.A. civic life, which would benefit the entire city and oureconomy.
Garcetti authored legislation to reestablish the city's Office ofImmigrant Affairs and to make it home to the nation's first initiativefocused on helping local immigrants through the new legal resident andcitizenship program announced by President Obama.
"Immigration reform is coming, but any federal program can be dauntingto navigate, particularly for immigrants," Garceti said. "This officewill help L.A. immigrants cut through the red tape so they are at thefront of the line when it comes to President Obama's new pathway tocitizenship. Helping deserving immigrants earn legal status will buildstronger L.A. communities and a stronger L.A. economy."

We hope these topics are deserving of your attention.

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

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