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OurLA’s Man of the Year — Carmen Trutanich

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  1. Charlie Baker says:

    I believe that this was a good choice. At the start, I had my doubts and thought it was grand standing when Trutanich sought reimbursement for the Michael Jackson service. Then I saw the whole picture. Trutanich was on the correct side on the Michael Jackson/AEG matter, on billboards, and on zoning issues related to dispensaries.
    Unlike the entire City Council and Mayor, Carman Trutanich is looking out for the people and the best interests of the City of Los Angeles.

  2. Anonymous says:

    And your Woman of the Year is?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Laura Chick!
    Jan Perry or
    Wendy Greuel for Mayor!

  4. Mark says:

    Great choice! This guy Trutanich has broken all records by being an elected official who actually stays true to his campaign promises. In every battle that he has had with the City Council, he has represented not only the people of LA, but more importantly, the law that he swore to uphold.
    Trutanich’s first six months have probably been the hardest in his career. Why? Because doing the right thing is hard. Standing up to major political campaign contributors like AEG and the billboard companies takes guts, and this guy’s got guts!
    In stark contrast you see the filthy side of LA politics with the likes of Jan Perry, Ed Reyes and Pau Koretz. They take every opportunity to criticize and condemn Trutanich for not being ‘their’ lawyer. Well we can all thank the Lord that Trutanich is our lawyer, not theirs. That’s the whole reason why LA has an independent elected City Attorney, not some appointed flunky to do their corrupt bidding.
    Perry wails about being threatened with arrest by Trutanich if she breaks the law – Who gives a damn if Perry is arrested? The people of LA would line the streets to County Jail just to see that unrepresentative puppet of AEG locked up.
    As for Ed Reyes, the man is an idiotic little fool who wants to turn LA into a drug dealers paradise.
    Koretz is doing his best to prevent the City Attorney from doing his job in the vain hope that it will somehow stop the mounting questions about his campaign shenanigans and his support of legalization of drugs.
    I hope Trutanich’s next 6 months are every bit as dynamic as the first and that he continues to pound on the worthless politicians who run our city for the benefit of their special interests.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Woman of the Year? Maybe Laura, definitely not Wendy or Jan Perry. Local names come to mind: Jane Usher, Lisa Sarkin, Abby Diamond, Cindy Cleghorn.

  6. Anonymous says:

    LA City Attorney Carmen TRUtanich keep up the extraordinary work while staying away from politics, endorsing candidates, and continue to take care of the peoples business. That is why he was elected.
    City Attorney TRUtanich knows Angelenos can not count on LA Times or Daily News to complete his investigative work related to AEG. He owes Angelenos, who voted for him, an explanation and NOT City Council. City Attorney TRUtanich should bring the investigation to a closure, sooner than later.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Excellent choice. He is a breath of fresh air in the stale stench of City Hall where the empty vessels will continue to make noise against the man.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I’m afraid Doug McIntyre in his Daily News wrapup of the year or rather predictions for 2010, has a different take on our friend Carmen’s arrest-happy ways.

  9. Anonymous says:

    He couldn’t be a worse choice. Repulsive. You’ll all see through him soon enough.

  10. anonymous says:

    I can access all the articles on OurLa except the Nuch one. What gives?

  11. Anonymous says:

    I love the way Trutanich has shaken up City Hall. Keep up the good work.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Finally we have a MAN who knows how to speak his mind. When Nuch does all the super sensitive sissies on council go ballistic. Its about time we had a politican who spoke like one for the people. I agree he needs to stay away from endorsing losers. I hope the AEG issue comes up with Janice Hahn now running for Lt. Gov. People need to know AEG gave to her political campaign and I wonder how much they’re giving her for this time round. You would think Shallman learned his lesson but he’s on Janice campaign. Let’s teach him again.
    Han announced Tuesday that she has hired prominent Democratic strategists Garry South and Joe Trippi to run her campaign for lieutenant governor. South was campaign manager for Gov. Gray Davis, and also managed Gavin Newsom’s aborted bid for governor this year. South will serve as Hahn’s chief strategist as she battles Sen. Dean Florez, D-Shafter, for the Democratic nomination. Already on board are John Shallman, her senior campaign consultant, and John Fairbank, her lead pollster

  13. Anonymous says:

    Janice has already reached her pinnacle: Councilwoman for San Pedro. That’s the end of the line for her.

  14. Tune into MayorSam at http://www.mayorsam.org for a major semi-related breaking news item at 11:00 a.m. regarding a potential shift to the local political landscape.

  15. Anonymous says:

    9:02 PM, It`s not yet New Year`s eve to be smoking……….Wendy for Mayor? Will chief of staff be D`Arcy?

  16. david r2b says:

    Mark @ 9:27 PM -
    In your posting you made this comment:
    “Koretz is doing his best to prevent the City Attorney from doing his job in the vain hope that it will somehow stop the mounting questions about his campaign shenanigans and his support of legalization of drugs.”
    I know at the end of the election there were questions but never did anyone make public what the concerns were or what type of “SHENANIGANS” might have occurred. If you’re aware P..l..e..a..s..e tell us. Mr. Vahedi was my candidate, because I want very much for the Neighborhood Councils to start getting some input at the City Council Horse Shoe. (Yes, I am aware that the NC’s still have some problems and things to iron out.) Had Mr. Vahedi won, I feel there also could have been more NC power in the CD 2 election. Unfortunately…..we now have two more Sacramento re-cycles that are now going for the big bucks.
    Thank you Mark and Happy New Year. Many of us CD 5′ers want / need to know what happened to our Candidate last March.

  17. Mark says:

    david r2b @ 3:21PM. “I know at the end of the election there were questions…” Yes, a whole bunch of questions about how Koretz amanged to claim a slim but critical margin over Vahedi, and it is only a question of time before the answers to those questions will show what happened, and why it changed the outcome of the election.
    One of the problems with our unrepresentative City Council is the growing number Sacramento termed-out hacks. Most have picked up slick tricks to defeat the democratic process. Some, however, are not all that bright and leave a paper trail of deception behind them. There’s an old adage ‘Follow the money,” and in the case of Koretz, it’s really not that hard to see what happened. What is disgusting is how these imperious phonies seem to think that they’ll get away with anything because there’s a code of silence amongst elected officials. Well, I think that code has been cracked.
    I believe that OurLA.org’s Man of the Year is going to fulfill his promise to unearth corrupt political practices and do the right thing.
    As that other Paul used to say “Stay tuned for news!”

  18. david r2b says:

    Mark –
    Thank you for responding. I can’t wait to find out “What” happened.
    I’m sure Mr. Kaye will soon be having another SLAP Meeting in preparation for the “half-off” signature/petition drive. Hope to meet you there.
    Again . . . . . .Happy New Year !

  19. Anonymous says:

    December 25, 2009
    RANDOM LENGTHS
    By Jane Barton
    Not Janice Hahn. Please NOT Janice Hahn.
    Janice Hahn should not be lieutenant governor or even city councilwoman is her record. Hahn is loosely qualified now and was inadequately qualified in 2001 when she coat tailed on her brother’s mayoral race and her father’s name.
    Fast forward to 2009 and it is not Hahn’s qualifications that make her the wrong choice: It is her failed leadership and political practices.
    When you remain silent and allow the police chief to take 40 cops out of your area during a time when the city adds 1,000 cops to the force because you need a political endorsement, when you allow Eastview Little League to stay in limbo for five years then displace these children to play in an area you yourself have called “the diesel death zone,” when you divide a community on Ponte Vista because you fear any decision would hurt you politically and hope to delay a decision until you are out of office, when you blatantly lie to your community about a proposition (Proposition A) you sponsor to help yourself during a time you are under investigation for misusing gang prevention funds, when you cannot develop the waterfront because you are at odds with the port and the mayor as a political strategy, when you are compromised by donors from outside your district because they account for 80 percent of the money you raise, when your hometown has added more tattoo parlors than schools, bakeries, libraries and cops combined during your time in office, you do not deserve the community’s support or deserve to be its representative.
    These are the reasons to oppose Janice Hahn; these are the facts; this is her record. I am tired of the same random letters that defend Hahn from people who directly or indirectly receive money from the Councilwoman (aka Frank O’Brien, Liz Johnson, Stephanie Mardesich). Just think what we could have accomplished in the past eight and half years if Janice had been committed to our future instead of hers.
    RANDOM LENGTHS – Harbor Independent News
    http://www.randomlengthsnews.com/
    Daily Breeze
    http://www.dailybreeze.com/letters/ci_13936736

  20. Anonymous says:

    And don’t forget how Janice Hahn is still obsessed with raising our property taxes in order to fund a vague and undefined additional gang program she wants to run, something she says will cost “only $30 dollars a year for the average home,” but that is pegged at about $350,000 while the “average” in most of the city especially westside, hillsides, and west valley, even Hollywood, is from triple that to 6-12 times that.
    I only disagree with the above commenter in that Janice’s area is NOT in any way uniquely disadvantaged by losing cops: the above areas which pay the most did as well, because there are not enough cops to go around.
    I don’t think the city did add 1000 cops: we were PROMISED 1000 cops from the tripled trash fee hikes, but no sooner did that hit our DWP bills than Greig Smith, Bernard Parks, and Bill Rosendahl insisted that we were never promised the 1000 cops even though they got Chief Bratton to push for that AND the Phone TAx for public safety, but that somehow this was all a delusion and we were only REALLY agreeing to have our rates soar to “offset the real cost of trash pickup,” because as Smith claimed, we’d been getting too good a deal.
    Funny how he arrived at this epiphany soon after he returned from a junket around the globe to at least 8 countries to “study trash,” and funny how this epiphany coincides with his wanting to pander to his own constituents regarding Sunshine Canyon; and funnier yet how this coincides with HIM, Parks and the others on the Budget Committee having been asleep at the switch and squandering our budget so that now they were desperate to raid any fund they could. INCLUDING what should be most sacrosanct, the budget for public safety.
    The comment that she has no clout to develop the port because she’s at odds with the mayor as a matter of public policy (maybe her bitterness for him beating her brother, something Trutanich openly milked and is on record saying to a reporter for Neon Tommy when he called her, “to get payback for your brother”) seems sadly true. This is something activists must keep in mind when they elect people to oppose the mayor, even if they loathe him: if you want to get things done for your community, electing someone who will “shake things up” no matter the cost, isn’t the way. (Ask the PPL how much their million bucks to elect Mayoral openly professed enemy Trutanich has helped them. I think that like the state prison guard union, they’d do well to fire Don Novey, especially after he tried again to do the same thing and throw a ton of money to elect an unknown over an experienced pol who’s got a strong record supporting cops.)

  21. Anonymous says:

    11:25 PM
    “(Ask the PPL how much their million bucks to elect Mayoral openly professed enemy Trutanich has helped them. I think that like the state prison guard union, they’d do well to fire Don Novey, especially after he tried again to do the same thing and throw a ton of money to elect an unknown over an experienced pol who’s got a strong record supporting cops.)”
    Is this an insight joke or can you expand on this?

  22. Anonymous says:

    11:25 PM
    “(Ask the PPL how much their million bucks to elect Mayoral openly professed enemy Trutanich has helped them. I think that like the state prison guard union, they’d do well to fire Don Novey, especially after he tried again to do the same thing and throw a ton of money to elect an unknown over an experienced pol who’s got a strong record supporting cops.)”
    Is this an insight joke or can you expand on this?

  23. Anonymous says:

    Go Janice! You and Kamala Harris will soon be taking over the state to serve under Governor Brown!

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