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Friday, June 06, 2008

Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Friday

Mayor Villaraigosa may want to clean your toilets but Ron Kaye wants you to take him your garbage. Kaye is hoping to lead a cadre of citizens to the steps of City Hall to pile their garbage on the front steps as a massive act of civil disobedience. Sounds like a good idea. Who's in?

The California Planning and Development Report notes our earlier reports that developer and former Police Commisissioner Rick Caruso plans to run for Mayor and gives some good reasons why it won't happen. It won't be a cakewalk for anyone to go against an incumbent much as it was not for Antonio Villaraigosa to do so. But with Villar's lack of progress as Mayor, the worsening crime situation, rising taxes, stinking economy, his failed efforts with Hillary Clinton, Mirthala and the rest of the mis-steps and mis-deeds many are smelling blood in the water.

The California Planning and Development Report also has a piece that development was a big winner at the ballot box on Tuesday. With the failure of Proposition 98 and votes that either expanded development or shot down building limitations in various parts of the state it was a very good day for developers.

The Los Angeles Times reports that City Librarian Fontayne Holmes is retiring after 30 years on the job. Holmes oversaw the recent library construction program which added new libraries and upgrade many others after years of neglect.

And finally, she's starred in everything from Miss Saigon to Grease to Aladdin and now she's playing the Music Center. Vocalist Lea Salonga will perform one night only at the Disney on July 11th, 2008.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

From the comments on Kaye's site, it looks like his idea is picking up steam, especially if the anti Home Depot folks show up. He was there for them.

June 06, 2008 11:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Congrats to the City Librarian on her retirement.

Libraries around the entire city have been completed remodeled and modernized in the past 10 years.

Libraries in Sherman Oaks, West Hills, Hancock Park, Canoga Park, and other places have been modernized, renovated, or moved into spectacular brand new buildings.

June 07, 2008 9:56 PM  

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