SOUTH OF THE 10-Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. has systematically removed the public’s right to air grievances on the city’s safety issues by disbanding the police oversight commission.
GELFAND’S WORLD--Half of all the presidential impeachments in the history of the United States are owned by Donald J. Trump.
PLANNING WATCH-By State of California law and the City of Los Angeles Charter, Los Angeles must prepare, adopt, maintain, and monitor its General Plan, even though its chapters (i.e. elements) on infrastructure and public services are over 50 years old.
OTHER WORDS-Donald Trump won’t be around forever. But the political crises his attacks on democracy have caused will outlive his one-term presidency.
CAL BUZZ-For our farewell to 2020, Calbuzz was cleverly waiting for the results of the Georgia Senate races, in order to be able to more accurately discuss how 2021 would be shaping up – Democratic control of the U.S. Senate obviously would make things very different than divided government.
LEANING RIGHT--Sometimes I wonder if our nation really wants to get through this pandemic and put it in our collective rear-view mirror. Maybe some of us like the masks, the lockdowns, the social distancing, and the economic misery.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING--While many billionaires have only gotten richer during the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of renters, in California and throughout the country, are facing an economic disaster that may impact their lives for years to come.
CLIMATE POLITICS-Early this new year, the Alliance of World Scientists (13,700 strong) delivered a biting report, not mincing words:
MY TURN-Extremism in pursuit of power is treason. Americans are very naive how politicos go about using extremism in pursuit of personal power. A significant segment of the right wing does not see Donald Trump as an extremist.
DEPLORABLES AND IMPEACHMENT-Anyone who thinks that the populist working class movement that Donald Trump nurtured is going to go away if he is impeached and found guilty does not understand the half of America who voted for him.
EASTSIDER-Readers may remember the mess back in 2019 over having the ADEM AD51 delegate elections over in Boyle Heights.
ONE MAN’S OPINION--As the House Dems and a few GOP move to impeach Donald Trump for his attempt to overthrow the US government,