Tonight was the roast of Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson. Turns out, Wesson is really short and redistricting was kind of a big deal — at least according to the jokes.Continue Reading →
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An explosion of verbal fireworks set off the Los Angeles City Council’s 90 minute discussion and vote on new district boundaries today as Councilwoman Jan Perry told the council president she regretted speaking out about what she saw as a corrupted process because it ultimately led to the destruction of her district.
The 13-2 vote to approve a new map and instruct the City Attorney’s Office to write an implementing ordinance came after three hours of public testimony from angry and confused Angelenos, many of whom questioned the entire redistricting process.
The most vocal critic of the redistricting process was Perry, who released a letter last fall that stated the redistricting process was being tainted by the election of Councilman Herb Wesson to council president. Wesson has denied having a hand in the redistricting process. Regardless, Perry started off her comments this afternoon with a mea culpa, of sorts.Continue Reading →
The Redistricting Commission took its final vote today — 12-5 — to forward onto the Los Angeles City Council a draft map and recommendations for the 2022 process.
The Rules, Elections and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee will review the map on Friday at City Hall. That meeting will be followed by three days of public hearings in San Pedro, Van Nuys and downtown. The scheduled, released by Council President Herb Wesson, was criticized by Councilwoman Jan Perry, who said the expedited schedule did not give council members or constituents enough time to thoughtfully consider the new district lines.
“Your proposed schedule ignores all of the issues raised in my (Feb. 24) motion, does not provide a reasonable opportunity for the public to be heard, and calls into question the credibility of the entire process. I strongly urge you to revise the schedule, hear my motion, and allow for a thorough council debate on the important issues that I have raised,” Perry wrote in a letter to Wesson.Continue Reading →
The Los Angeles City Council’s Rules, Elections and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee will get its first look at the redrawn maps submitted by the Redistricting Commission on Friday.
The committee, led by Council President Herb Wesson, will meet on that day at 8:30 a.m. Councilmen Mitch Englander and Joe Buscaino will temporarily join the committee to vote on the redistricting issue.Continue Reading →
As Los Angeles City Council president, it is up to Herb Wesson to make committee assignments and today a resolution filed with the city clerk gave some insight into the changes that are on the horizon.
Reversing a decision made by former council President Eric Garcetti four months ago, the Arts, Parks and Neighborhoods Committee will be broken up into the Arts, Parks, Health and Aging Committee and Education and Neighborhoods Committee. At a Studio City Neighborhood Council meeting last week, Garcetti explained that he combined the two because the Neighborhoods Committee was viewed as an undesirable assignment.
In the resolution, Wesson also proposes to combine Animal Welfare with the Personnel Committee, and merge Intergovernmental Relations Committee with Rules and Elections.
Two new ad hoc committees will be created — Social Equity, which will “guide city actions on national social equity issues and efforts,” and City Master Plan on Information Technology.Continue Reading →
Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti was feted today as he presided over his final meeting as the leader of the elected body.
The political lovefest included speeches from council members, union and business leaders and comedian Jimmy Kimmel, whose show, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” films on Hollywood Boulevard.
“It really impressed me that everyone seems to like this guy and it’s easy to understand why everyone likes him — because he cares, he’s a wonderful piano player, he’s a very tender lover. Was I not suppose to mention that?,” Kimmel said, setting the tone for the speeches.Continue Reading →