Newly-elected CD 4 City Councilman David Ryu remains true to his outsider political persona ........., and his colleagues stay faithful their Special Interest benefactors as the Korean-American Councilman's proposal to ban Business and Union Campaign Contributions goes wanting for a second signature.
The Euphoria of Victory meets a stonewall of political reality for CD 4 City Councilman David Ryu.
Please pause as we get a Second Signature to approve our Morning Briefs ..................................
Ryu!! That took longer than normal this A.M. due to wandering the halls of the cybersphere in search of someone who agrees with our bloggin premise, in supporting new CD 4 City Councilman David Ryu's "Outsider Persona".
But as the first Korean-American elected to the Los Angeles City Clowncil Central Committee is learning, adopting an "Outsider Persona" can quickly become a solitary pursuit ............, especially if policy initiatives run counter to the established Status Quo.
Thus, it should come as no surprise that Councilman Ryu's proposal to ban Campaign Contributions from Business and Unions fail to garner a second signature from his Clowncil Colleagues .........., and who was the responsible party for putting the "Outsider Persona" in the "Policy Corner" for bucking the Status Quo? From the LA Times ..............
Among those who raised concerns was Andrew Westall, a policy aide to council President Herb Wesson. Westall told Ryu aides that the proposal would be premature because city ethics officials would soon make recommendations about group donations, according to Wesson spokeswoman Vanessa Rodriguez.
Lesson learned .......,, no "Outsider Persona" shall buck the Absolute Authority of City Clowncil Central Committee Strongman Herman "Mini Amin" Wesson.
While LA City Clowncil Central Committee Strongman Merman "Mini Amin" Wesson was putting a "policy lockdown" on the "CD 4 Outsider Persona", another perceived "Political Outsider, City Controller Ron Galperin", was getting another dose of political reality as the "Boss D'Arcy Rizzo-controlled" Board of Trustees, who oversee the Joint DWP IBEW Job Training and Safety Non-Profits, rejected the City Controller's recommendation and kept $11 Million dollars in surplus money, in a "Rainy Day Fund".
Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell, who received united support from the Political Machine in his resounding victory over indicted former Under sheriff Paul Tanaka, is sure to draw the ire of the rabid, illegal immigrant rights activists, as he continues the Sheriff Department's cooperation
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Labels: CD 4 City Councilman David Ryu, City Controller Ron Galperin, dwp, ICE, Joint Safety and Job Training Non Profits, LA County Sheriff Jim McDonnell