TGIF Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine
Tulloss, who said that while his organization celebrated Price’s recent City Council victory, “we stand united with the community opposing any new liquor store permits. Our community has fought hard to keep these stores from opening since the riots and we’re prepared to stand against anyone seeking to push a self centered agenda that’s not in the best interest of the community they serve.”
During an interview Tuesday, Price said The Times’ story was inaccurate and did not portray his position on the sale of alcohol in his district.
“I’m sensitive to these areas and the concerns about the over abundance of alcohol. The story is slanted and does not reflect my policy commitment or my actions on this council,” he said. “I’m not just sitting here approving every liquor license that comes before me.
....... wonder if past and future CD 9 City Council Candidate Ana Cubas has any comments?
** Speaking of the former CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar Chief of Staff and CD 9 City Council Candidate Ana Cubas, former Mayor Sam Bloggin Colleague Joseph Mailander was able to chat up Cubas on her thoughts, in his recent "political chisme missive", posted at "MSNBC City Watch".
I had a good chat with Price's former antagonist and opponent Ana Cubas the other day. Price's district is one that the old wily Latino demographers hope to capture someday soon, maybe even in the next election. Cubas, who lost to Price in the recent election, has formed a State registered PAC devoted to increasing voter participation in the District. Cubas notes to me that the District is now 80% Latino by census tract and 51% by voter registration. Cubas also expressed concerns to me about a recent Times story regarding Price and the issuing of permits for liquor stores--something the Councilman's district probably doesn't need many more of. Cubas wants more Latino involvement in the district and it's pretty obvious why.
.......... can't wait for the Price vs Cubas Rematch in 2017.
** We find on this Friday our bloggin friend and "Reigning Scribe of Wit", Downtown News Editor Jon Regardie, lamenting six City Hall stories that never met a deadline. In this excerpt, Regardie is pondering this potential Pulitzer-garnering missive on City Clowncil Central Committee Strongman Herb "Mini Amin" Wesson.
When Herb Wesson Met Tony Soprano and Friends: I started planning my Pulitzer acceptance speech about 90 seconds after coming up with the concept of a fictional steak dinner meeting with City Council President Herb Wesson and the patriarch of “The Sopranos,” Stringer Bell from “The Wire,” John Gotti and Whitey Bulger. There were so many avenues to explore. Who’d get the biggest steak? Who’d get to order first? Who’d end up sleeping with the fishes? Then I realized that putting the president of the city council in the company of some of the biggest gangsters ever is pushing it, even for me. Good thing I never mentioned this column to anyone.
........ and now the whole bloggin cybersphere knows.
Your thoughts ...................
Scott Johnson in CD 14