Don’t miss this video of exchanges between Ed Reyes, Paul Krekorian and Jan Perry — a rare few minutes where City Council members actually mix it up.
The issue is how the Council leaped from 1,000 layoffs that they opposed to approving 4,000 layoffs without any public discussion, study or documentation — a scheme Krekorian had the courage to vote against.
If you’re too lazy to actually watch this, tough. It proves that video says more than a thousand stories. You’ll never understand why LA is in so much trouble without seeing the level of leadership we have — and how a single Councilman can make a difference.
I know it’s hard to believe that Reyes and Perry think they are making themselves look good by telling the world that a report nearly 18 months ago said 4,000 layoffs were needed to balance the budget so it wasn’t a number plucked out of thin air.
They seem oblivious to the fact they ignored that advice and did nothing to balance the budget even in theory until now and self-righteous over Krekorian having the courage to break the code of silence by pointing it out.
The rest of the budget discussion Tuesday was even worse with Janice Hahn tormenting one of the city’s best managers in Rec and Parks’ Jon Kirk Mukri over the obstacles to her plan to have goats mow the loan in parks, and Alarcon foaming at the mouth against greedy capitalists and Koretz displaying his complete ignorance of just about everything.
Watch these videos and decide who is doing the better job, bureaucrats or politicians?