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Another Mayoral lapse in the making

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Community organizer Ron Kaye says he's being dragged into court by a Mayoral goon squad including Stephen Kaufman regarding the wording of a ballot measure argument, of all things. This has got to be reciprocity for the Hayes/Hernandez's efforts to overturn the Term Limits initiative, which Kaye reported very attentively to City Hall's embarrassment, don't ya think?

The hypocrisy of the Mayor's office challenging ANY ballot initiative argument is, of course, of a solar dimension at this point, after the Mayor and Council Prez Eric Garcetti have dished the people a series of entirely disingenuously-worded props meant to bait voters into voting for the opposite of what they wish to vote for, as was the case with Prop R and more recently with the local phone tax, Prop S. The Mayor's office and Garcetti also tried to sell a campaign rally on behalf of Prop H, an affordable housing bond, as a "Mayoral summit" on affordable housing in 2006.

In proposition campaign battles, the Mayor uses his Office of Counsel quite capriciously, in a way that flirts with legal questions; Kaufman in particular seems to blur the ethical boundaries between political force and campaign activity quite a bit. The Mayor's office has a proven track record in campaign ethics lapses; these generally elicit wrist-slaps however, and are quickly forgotten.