Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen “Nuch” Trutanich found himself under fire today from a campaign supporter, former Controller Laura Chick, who accused him of being a liar and a “demagogue.”
Chick, now Inspector General for federal stimulus spending for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, was interviewed on KABC Morning Talk Show Host Doug McIntyre’s show.
A reader supplied this transcript, confirmed by Mcintyre, regarding Trutanich’s promise to reverse former City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo’s legal opinion limiting the City Controller’s authority to conduct audits of other city officials::
“The City Attorney lied, and is
not a man of his word…he is a demagogue who will say anything to get
elected, and then go back on his word… he stood next to me and lied
to get my support.
Chick said she hopes the public will “see through this man, see that
he’s a demagogue who will say anything to get elected, but is not a man
of his word.”
“THROUGHOUT my campaign for city attorney, I
pledged – and I remain committed – to increase transparency in city
government by opening the offices of city officials to performance
audits by the city controller.
“In one of my first actions as the new city attorney, I “I also am taking steps to end the litigation that the “Just prior to my taking office on July 1, the court ruled
moved forward with my promise by asking the controller to conduct a
performance audit of the City Attorney’s Office.
previous city attorney initiated in 2008 to limit the authority of the
controller to conduct performance audits under the provisions of the
that the City Charter, as currently drafted, does not authorize the
controller to conduct a performance audit of a program within an
elected office unless, as I have done, the officeholder consents to
such an audit.”
“I also am taking steps to end the litigation that the
“Just prior to my taking office on July 1, the court ruled