LA Weekly Stirring It Up at City Hall

3097894.47.jpg Patrick Range McDonald penned a cover story in today’s LA Weekly that’s pretty damning of our humble city council. Not unwarranted. Just damning.

He writes:

While Los Angeles visibly falls apart, its illegal graffiti, illegal billboards and illegal street peddlers metastasizing, its remarkable congestion clogging each new block that’s been targeted by speculators with a “transit-oriented” project – while all this unfolds, the council burns up time on Band-Aid responses and self-congratulations. It assiduously avoids its actual job: dealing with overarching issues, such as traffic, a chronic lack of parks, and overdevelopment, which have residents fuming.

“If someone did a ride-along with a City Council member for a day,” insists Garcetti, noting that he’s on the job 24/7, “and saw the work we do, I think they would be very moved.”

Totally worth reading the whole delicious article.