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VIDEO REPORT: Sales Tax Hike Is Nothing But a Blank Check to Perpetuate Failure and Corruption

If you took Herb Wesson and Paul Krekorian at their word — which would be foolish given these failed state legislators bald-faced lying and deceit — you would think that giving City Hall $215 million a year more would solve … Continue reading

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Krekorian’s “Cold Day in Hell” Has Arrived – His Blustering Stand over Lawsuit Settlement Costs Taxpayers a Fortune

In the rubber-stamp LA City Council, there are posers and phonies, blusterers and know-nothings and then there is Paul Krekorian — the ambitious, articulate chief apologist given to creative use of his lawyer’s mind to defend the indefensible. Back in … Continue reading

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The State of Apartment Living in LA: Housing Code Violations Found in 90 Percent of All Units

Digging around this week in videos of Paul Krekorian’s Budget Committee hearings last month, I stumbled across this discussion with Housing Department officials about code violations in the city’s nearly 800,000 apartment units. The committee’s interest spurred by Mitch Englander … Continue reading

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Pulling the Plug on Public Access to Save $20,967 — What Are You Going to Do About It?

Back in 2003 when Mitch Englander was his chief of staff, Councilman Greig Smith, with support from Janice Hahn, proposed creating a network of video conferencing stations with fax machines and computers available for ordinary citizens to communicate with City … Continue reading

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LA’s Budget: Next Year Is Going to Be Worse and So Is the Year After … and the Year After … and the Year After

City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana presented a dark and gloomy picture to the City Council Tuesday of the city’s finances with massive deficits totaling more than $1 billion over the next four years. In this the fourth year since the … Continue reading

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Dumb and Dumber and Dumbest – Who Better to Put in Charge of the Charade of the City Council

In retrospect, I’m sorry I mocked Eric Garcetti for his pious “Temple of Democracy…stay as long as you need to” phony crap and crucified Dennis Zine – his top fill-in running Council meetings — for being a two-faced, duplicitous, deceitful liar and dissed … Continue reading

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Waste, Fraud and Abuse — City Hall Doesn’t Even Know What the Words Mean

Our man Antonio knows a lot about what’s sexy so when he says the West Hollywood men among the 30,000 participants in AIDS Walk L.A. over the weekend were “hot,” you can take him at his word. But when he … Continue reading

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Durkee, Dems & Other People’s Money: How They Lost Track of Millions, Billions and Trillions

My old dog Bruno has been howling his head off for the past week or so at the unkindest cut his Democratic favorites have suffered at the hands of the “Bernie Madoff of campaign treasurers,” Kinde Durkee. Here are those … Continue reading

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Fishin’ with Wesson: Forget Good Government, Next Council President Knows How to Have Fun

Herb Wesson is a charming guy with a great sense of humor who loves kids and trout fishing — why he even did a show on propaganda Channel 35 for kids called “Fishin’ with Wesson.” But when it comes to … Continue reading

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Rate Payer Advocate at DWP: A Stark Example of Why City Hall Cannot Reform Itself

Three months after voters approved setting up a Ratepayer Advocate and independent watchdog agency on the Department of Water and Power, the City Council got around to taking the first tentative steps needed to bring it to life. The meeting … Continue reading

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