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Monday, March 06, 2006

Mayor Sam's Morning Update

Joseph Mailander raises an interesting point at Martini Republic - are Scientologists becoming a significant voting block in the motion picture Academy? Perhaps this could explain the upset win for Best Picture by "Crash."

Here in Van Nuys has the story of a house in their neighborhood that is not growing grass or flowers, but concrete.

Reprecussions in the Martin Ludlow investigation continue. Soon to be charged former Local 99 President Janett Humphries (you know whenever someone spells a common name with an uncommon spelling I question their sanity) plans to sue, claiming that key prosecution witnesses against her were part of an alleged plot to make secret contributions to Ludlow. Should Humphries' case go forward, she plans to subpoena a number of elected officials, possibly including Mayor Villaraigosa. It should be noted that one of Humphries' attorneys is former City Councilman and Villaraigosa rival, Nick Pacheco. However, if this thing unravels like it could, we may very well be sitting on something that will make Watergate look like a two bit liquor store robbery.

City of LA Meetings - Monday

10:00AM: Public Safety Committee Meeting - Canceled
1:00PM: Budget & Finance Committee Meeting, Canceled
3:00PM : Audits & Governmental Efficiency Committee Meeting


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Go get em' Janett! We've got your back!

March 06, 2006 5:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah Alex got illegal money in the past, but Cindy is gettin git now. Between both candidate's consultants, Parke has certainly gotten the lion's share of labor money. Watch Acevedo - no saint mind you - take advantage of this. He's got no other message for Alex.

Watch the whole dynamics of this case change when Martin gets jail time.

March 06, 2006 7:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If the entire political Union world comes crashing down, who are the winners and losers?

Well, all of those who have relied upon Union support to get elected, then have perpetuated the Unions' death grip on business in Los Angeles, a notoriously unfriendly to development and business city, would be the losers.

The City of Los Angeles, and all of its citizens would be the winners.

There is a reason why we don't have enough hotels to support a major convention and our own Convention Hall loses millions each year. The Unions.

There is a reason why there is not one single Fortune 500 company with its corporate headquarters in Los Angeles (anymore). The Unions.

This is the most unfriendly to business city in America, because the Unions have controlled it and refused to allow non-Union companies to operate without paying tribute since Tom Bradley was first elected.

If this takes down the Federation and the Julie Butcher's, Maria Elena Durazo's, Bill Robertson's, JIm Wood's and Miguel Contreras's of Los Angeles, let 'er rip!

And if it takes Ricardo Torres III and Nick Pacheco to be the catalysts, so be it.

Who'd a thunk it? Nick and Ric, the reformers of Los Angeles. It boggles the mind, verily.

As Dr. Phil would say "I am stupified".

March 06, 2006 8:46 AM  

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