UPDATE: You can read Jane Usher’s letter of resignation by clicking here Jane UsherResignation.pdf
It doesn’t pay to stand up for a greater Los Angeles — not with City Hall committed to a poorer, denserj, more congested and uglier Los Angeles.
Just ask Nick Patsaouras who spent most of his adult life as an unpaid public servant, a watchdog on public spending and public policy who, as head of the Department of Water and Power Board, ran afoul of City Hall’s corrupt political culture by trying stand up for ratepayers. He finally quit and is running for City Controller.
Usher has done many courageous acts such as proposing 14 bold principles last year for a better city under
the title “Do Real Planning.”
She created a row in March with an email saying the city’s efforts to give housing developers carte blanche to roll back zoning laws was “fatally flawed” and would lead to lawsuits, which it has.
And she recently pushed through proposal for a six-month moratorium on those hideous digital billboards that are blighting the city’s neighborhoods.
Such acts of leadership, such passion for a better city are clearly unacceptable to the mayor, the council and the special interests who pull their strings.
Thanks, Ms. Usher, for trying to change L.A.