DEEGAN ON LA-The day of reckoning is less than 90 days from now: Primary Election Day, March 3, 2020. This is when several incumbent City Councilmembers will have had to convincingly explain to voters just what they have done about the number one issue across the city:
PERSPECTIVE--Krekorian, Koretz and Ryu: The Flying Circus caucus of the Burbank Airport Noise Task Force. Never confuse them with the Wright brothers or Chuck Yeager.
ONE MAN’S OPINION-Trump constantly lies for two reasons: (1) He suffers from a Histrionic Personality Disorder, which makes him mentally incapable of telling the truth; (2) No one really cares that Trump lies.
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT--This month, I joined fellow faith leaders on the steps of the Hall of Justice to deliver a letter urging Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey to stop seeking the death penalty.
@THE GUSS REPORT-While the official hand-off of the LA City Council presidency from Herb Wesson to Nury Martinez doesn’t officially take place until January, it is effectively already underway. Wesson is supposed to represent Council District 10 until the end of this term, but now leaves meetings early, if he shows up at all.
CLIMATE POLITICS-For tens of thousands of years, the Arctic’s carbon sink has been a powerful dynamic in functionality of the Earth System.
AT LENGTH-The era that we have come to know as the 60s actually started much earlier — 1955 to be exact.
GELFAND’S WORLD--It’s sobering to consider that we’ve now reached a milestone in this twenty-first century. We are at the one-fifth point of the 2000s.
SOUTH OF THE 10-Inglewood Councilman Eloy Morales Jr. is required to complete annual statements of economic interests known as Form 700s.
ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS-In mid-November, the Alliance of River Communities (ARC) hosted a long overdue meeting in Elysian Valley where LA City Bureau of Engineering (BOE) briefly presented a summary on the status of the contaminated Taylor Yard Parcel G2 (Parcel G2), discussed its second EPA2 Brownfields Cleanup grant application, and the City goal to “activate” the parcel’s river frontage.