The Los Angeles Political Machine's Progressive/Hard Left Brothers and Sisters led by LA County Labor Federation Leader Maria Elena Durazo, are all smiles as a majority of the City Clowncil Central Committee vote 12-3 to raise the Minimum Wage for Large Hotel Workers, to $15.37 per hour.
When the late Mrs. Miguel Contreras smiles, the dwindling Los Angeles Business Class cringes.
The Los Angeles War on Poverty is over ......., at least for a day.
But while the media and bloggin community are fixated on the reactions of the likes Durazo, Mayor Garcetti, and those who will benefit (before their jobs are outsource across the city boundaries), Angelinos should beware of the glee of "Mr. CPI" as in Consumer Price Index
, as he looks forward to another height (and increase costs to consumers) in importance.
But some of the power elite that occupy City Hall are not comfortable with the present line up of (CD 4) candidates and are plotting the entry of State Assembly Member Adrin Nazarian into the race. Nazarian, the former Chief of Staff for his mentor, Paul Krekorian, has been planning his entre into the race to replace Tom LaBonge ever since he was elected to the Assembly in 2012, despite his comments to the contrary. At the same time, Nazarian is running for reelection in November to the State Assembly against an underfunded and unknown opponent. But this is all part of the scheme as Nazarian will be able to funnel surplus money from his Assembly reelection effort - extracted from the unions, corporations, and special interests who need to curry favor with the State Legislature - to his City Council campaign coffers. These donors include the Los Angeles Police Protective League, SEIU 721, and the American Federation of Federal, State, County, and Municipal Employees, all of whom are currently negotiating contracts with our cash strapped City.
Your thoughts ...............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Labels: Adrin Nazarian for CD 4, Maria Elena Durazo, Raising the Minimum Wage