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Eric Garcetti’s One and Only Chance — His Moment of Truth

Back when it could have mattered, when a single decision that put the future of the city at risk was being made, Antonio Villaraigosa showed he lacked the courage to lead, his predecessor James Hahn already had shows he was incapable leadership and Councilman … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 LA Elections, City Hall, Community Activists, DWP, Hot Topics, Los Angeles, The Valley | Tagged , , , , , , , | 40 Comments

MTA Secrecy and the 710 Fiasco — Eric & Zev, LA’s New BFFs

The No on 710 coalition of groups that cuts across community and demographic lines from the Eastside of Los Angeles to the affluent hillsides of La Canada-Flintridge posted this statement with a 35-minute video of last Thursday’s meeting of the … Continue reading

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The Antonio to Eric Handoff: LA’s Quality of Life Disaster — Deregulating Planning, Zoning and Building Code Enforcement

EDITOR’S NOTE: Former LA City Planner Dick Platkin, now Adjunct Instructor of City Planning at USC’s Price School of Social Policy, originally wrote this article on the devastating impact of the merger of LA Planning and Building and Safety Department … Continue reading

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Happy Days Are Here Again in This Temple of Democracy

Sunshine peeks through the clouds, the cynics with all their money and power vanish to their private enclaves, double-dipping Dennis Zine roars off on his Harley to his posh desert hideaway never to be seen again — the costliest, most tediously painful, anti-climactic … Continue reading

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How Can Anybody Fix the ‘Time-Sucking, Money-Wasting, Soul-Crushing’ Mayoral Candidates Who Stand for Nothing?

“As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate . . . Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests. — Gore Vidal … Continue reading

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Antonio’s Finale: Advertisement for Himself as L.A.’s Greatest Mayor — and Putdowns to Greuel and Garcetti

In his eighth and final self-flattering State of the City address to Los Angeles’ four million people, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa offered an advertisement for himself as a Latino salesman for a world far better than the one he will leave … Continue reading

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Forget Figuring Out Who’s the Lesser of Two Evils — Greuel and Garcetti — Join the Brian D’Arcy for Mayor Campaign

In the flood of hollow words and empty promises spewing from the mouths of Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti, none is more ridiculous than how they are going to cut the bloated costs of running City Hall where everyone feels entitled … Continue reading

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The Multiple Personalities of Wendy Greuel: Who’s Channeling Through Her at Any Given Moment?

Well known as the mayoral candidate who is easiest to manipulate, Wendy Greuel one minute says employee unions were treated unfairly when pension reforms were imposed on them by the mayor and council without negotiations. And then the next minute … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Field Is Dead, AEG Not for Sale, Leiweke Forced Out: Who Is Accountable, Who Will Pay the Bill?

UPDATE: The mayor, living in his own fantasies, responds to the news by suggesting they done him wrong: “For the past three years, the City has expedited our process and lived up to our end of a deal to bring … Continue reading

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“Where the Bodies Are Buried” — Kevin James for Mayor’s New Ad

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