Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Thursday
It seems like yesterday that a candidate (and crew) to replace now ex. Sheriff Lee Baca was coming deep into the local LA-32 NC Hood, seeking monetary and community support for a forlorn and unsuccessful campaign against now Sheriff Jim McDonnell.
Getting trounced at the polls was bad enough for the moonlighting City of Gardena Mayor but this Thursday A.M. saw the results of another vote gone bad for Tanaka, as he surrender himself to federal law enforcement officials after a Federal Grand Jury agreed to indict him in regards to its investigation of excessive force and corruption with the LA County Jail System.
With a bunch of lower level underlings already facing their "day of legal reckoning" for jailhouse abuses and corrupting conduct, its apparent with the indictment of Tanaka, along with Captain William "Tom" Casey, that federal investigators have their sights set on the higher ranking officials in the department.
** After hours of public comments from fiscal redistribution advocates and counter commentary from business leaders, a committee of the Los Angeles City Clowncil Central Committee voted to support raising the Minimum Wage to $15 per hour. If the full Clowncil Central Committee agree to follow the directives from their Big Labor sponsors and support the committee recommendation, the likes of Stuart Waldman of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA) and Ruben Gonzalez of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce would find it app to share the words of CD 1 City Clowncilman Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo", who called it like it is regarding the motive for raising the Minimum Wage, "This is perhaps the greatest shift of wealth in the history of this city," ......, and the sun rose the next morning on "Detroit on the Pacific".
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14