Will anyone remember the "2015 Safe State of the City Address" come 2017?
Back to the Basic Telepromptive Messaging?
Come 2017 when a certain "Tepid Latinanglo Mayor" faces the dwindling voting masses in his bid for a Second Term, "safe" is how Mayor Eric Garcetti wants to be seen as the basic choice to continue as the elected leader of the nation's second largest city.
Garnering the most attention this AM, is Mayor's goal to grow the "Metropolitan Division" of the LAPD to a level of 200 officers in response to a spike in violent crimes city wide.
Seeking to "own the spike", Mayor Garcetti's proposal to double the size of Metro's force is creating its own spike of basic questioning on the possible ramifications to the thinly-stretched patrol staffs in areas such as the Northeast and Hollenbeck Divisions, where Metro Division reassignments are leaving unfilled vacancies ......., and empty squad cars
In addition to pledging the doubling of Metro, the Rhodes Scholar turned Mayor, announced the creation of a new LAPD Unit to focus on "Relationship Policing".
Please pardon the momentary pause .........., but just what is "Relationship Policing Mayor Garcetti?"
With new GRYD RFPs for new contracts currently be made public, the competition among the noted "Connected Non-Profits", may get politically-heated and require its own specialize policing detail, but we digress.
From upswings in new property crimes in areas such as El Sereno, to an all-out Gang War in Highland Park, Mayor Garcetti, City Attorney Mike Feuer and City Councilpersons such as Gil Cedillo, may find the bumps on the road to re-election in 2017, becoming more pronounce as the repercussions from a failed attempt at Correctional Reform and Dummy Down Criminal Penalties, will cause many to ask a basic question come 2017 ........., are we safe(er) now than compare to 2013?
Your thoughts ................
Scott Johnson in CD 14
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