LA WATCHDOG--In 2014, the LA 2020 Commission recommended the establishment of a commission to address the “ballooning” costs related to the City’s two underfunded pension plans, the Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (“LACERS”) and the Los Angeles Fire and Police Pensions (“LAFPP”).
PLANNING WATCH-Because Donald Trump has a well-deserved reputation for making the climate crisis worse, many pro-Biden pundits believed that Biden’s victory over Trump means the United States government will now take the climate crisis seriously.
EXPOSED--The Crenshaw Mall is for sale, but it has not been sold yet.
EASTSIDER-Recently, two important measures were voted in to help provide alternatives to jail in Los Angeles County
PERSPECTIVE--The appalling incompetence of California’s state housing agencies was recently a top story in the mainstream media.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING RIGHTS--In a damning report to Gov. Gavin Newsom and top legislators, the California State Auditor recently found that the state “lacks an effective approach to planning and financing development of affordable housing.”
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS-Does the Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks have sufficient resources to maintain and preserve its urban wild areas?
LEANING RIGHT--It's as if our so-called "leaders" and "experts" have only one tool to work with--a hammer--and to them the whole world is one big nail.
VIEW FROM HERE-The election was a rejection of Trump personally and a rejection of the Dems Identity Politics.
POLITICS-There is no doubting at this point that the Republican Party as it was known, is no more.
WORLD WATCH-Recently I had an opportunity to brief a group of European diplomats and journalists on a variety of conflicts, with a focus on the Middle East.