What if Zev or Rick or Laura had
found the courage to take on Antonio?
I wonder if any of them or any of
the other potential mayoral candidates with name recognition and access to
money has given a second thought to what might have happened if they had
challenged the supposedly unbeatable Antonio.
Unplanted trees, unfilled potholes,
unfulfilled promises, soaring rates, fees and taxes, politics over policy,
personality without progress, 1.000 digital billboards, over-development without
planning, worsening traffic congestion and the fatal blow: A $1 billion and
rising budget deficit that will lead to even higher rates, fees and taxes and
If my friends Zuma Dogg and David
Hernandez and company can get 40 percent of the vote against the unbeatable
Antonio, a candidate with substantial backing surely could have forced a runoff
against mayor who doesn’t want the job, who sees it as a stepping stone to high
office in Sacramento or Washington.
But we don’t have to cry over missed
Defeating Measure B will change the
whole City Hall political dynamic. It will let the timid members of the City
Council know that the people who live, work and do business in LA have come
together into a political force to be reckoned with.
And that is truly what has happened.
Community groups of every type, political organizations, labor unions and
business groups have formed a coalition of the underserved and sent City Hall a
message that change is coming, that our officials will be held accountable for
We will come out of this election
and demand transparency, full public participation, the public interest over
special interest, policies that enhance our quality of life instead of
That’s why we must stop Jack Weiss
from winning the City Attorney’s race and elect Nick Patsaouras over Wendy
Greuel in the Controller’s race.
We can’t afford people in these
important watchdog offices whose record in public office shows they have gone
along in order to get along, serving themselves at the expense of the people.
Turnout will be as low as 10 percent
of registered voters so every vote truly will matter.
It’s up to you to save LA. Get out