THE VIEW FROM HERE - California’s Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans’ interim report was issued on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. It is worse than expected!
New LAUSD Superintendent Doesn’t Want The Homeless Near His Schools
DEEGAN ON LA—The sounds of kids having fun in school yards will be out of earshot of the homeless if the City Council and the LAUSD get a proposed 500-foot exclusionary zone prohibiting the homeless from settling near schools and day care centers.
Why LA’s Amended 2021-2029 Housing Element Won’t Work
PLANNING WATCH - To answer this question, let’s look at some rare good news.
It Looks Like Only Tricky Ricky is Running for LA Mayor
THE VIEW FROM HERE - Just because someone declares that they are running for mayor does not mean that they are in fact running.
Corruption In the Redistricting Process?
EDUCATION POLITICS - Every ten years, the board districts of the LAUSD are redrawn based on census data.
Collateral Damage From Nonprofits Privatizing Education
REDQUEENINLA - One candidate for LA Unified’s District 2 board seat (LAUSD2) is fond of asserting she is not “for charter schools” (CS).
A New Generation of Scouts Honor Memorial Day in West LA.
THE DOCTOR IS IN - COVID-19 may linger as a threat, but America's best played a major role in bringing that threat to bear.
CD-5 Candidate Sam Yebri Targets Softness on Guns and Gangs
DEEGAN ON LA—Perps walking free is the wedge issue that may give undecided voters in CD-5 a reason to vote for Sam Yebri in the June 7 Primary Election.
LA County Board of Supervisors Guarantee the Homeless and All of Us are in Deep Doodoo
THE EASTSIDER - Eureka! LA County now has the solution for homelessness. If you believe in the tooth fairy.
Why Is Housing So Expensive In Los Angeles?
PLANNING WATCH - A major reason for LA’s population decline is the rising cost of housing and the homelessness resulting from over-priced housing.
The Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project is Critical and Needs Action
LA TRANSPO - As a Los Angeles transit rider since 1993, the addition of a major construction project for the Sepulveda Pass by Metro is greatly supported.
Bass and the Billionaire: An Epic Battle for the Soul of Los Angeles
LA ELECTION WATCH - If these were normal times, the regular exercise at the ballot box is simply choosing the lesser of two evils.
LA Property Owner Should Face Consequences for Cutting Down Protected Trees
LA URBAN FOREST – Los Angeles has a Protected Tree Ordinance (PTO), but if you think that any of the City’s trees are actually protected, think again.
Once Swift, Now Slow As a Snail...It's Been a Week, Where's My Damn Mail?
THE DOCTOR IS IN - Am I the only one, the only one here,
Neighborhood Councils: Overturning a Policy of InCivility
ACCORDING TO LIZ - Survival of the fittest is a phrase derived from Darwin’s theory of evolution under which only the most successful will reproduce.
It’s Time To Stop Profiteering At The Pump
BIG OIL PRICES - Amid the ongoing atrocities in Ukraine, rising gas prices, and the existential threat of climate change, policymakers in Washington have a long list of crises to address.
Time For Other Democratic Options When Candidates Offer So Little
PLANNING WATCH - Last week’s Planning Watch column generated emails from readers wanting to know where I stood on LA’s Mayoral election, in particular because the column led with a critical LA Times question about Karen Bass’s homeless policies.
Imagine Eunisses Hernandez at City Hall
DEEGAN ON LA—-“Protect those that protect your interests” is a phrase that sounds like it should be sharing space in a mouth that’s chomping on a cigar.
Sacramento Chooses Politics Over Economics. The Middle Class Continues to Bleed
THE DOCTOR IS IN - Maybe some of you reading this think inflation is great.
Kevin James: A Candidate in the LA City Attorney Race
LA ELECTION 2022 - The race for Los Angeles City Attorney is as wide-open affair. There are no incumbents; not even a termed out official seeking a new gig.
Buscaino’s Great Reveal Party
EXCLUSIVE TO CITYWATCH - On May 12, LA City Councilman Joe Buscaino officially threw in the towel on his quixotic attempt to become mayor of Los Angeles and then endorsed the billionaire, Rick Caruso.