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Has Huizar overreached?

It's hard to believe a Councilmember of the City of Los Angeles could order a teenager who lives in the City of Bell to wear a uniform to go to school, especially when that Councilmember has no authority even over the kids in his own City, but LA City Councilmember Jose Huizar thinks he has that power, according to ABC.

An L.A. City Council committee is considering a motion requiring LAUSD students to wear uniforms.

Councilman Jose Huizar introduced a motion on Wednesday calling for school uniforms in all L.A. Unified schools.

LAUSD board president Monica Garcia, who worked for Huizar when he was president of the Board and also on his Council campaign, is the protege of the Councilmember from Zacatecas via Berkeley and Princeton. His introduction of the matter to a City of LA committee, rather than hers to the Board, is evidence of concern on the Board that Garcia too thinks this is a good idea but knows she can't get it done at the Board level.

Observers of Board meetings have noted a light level of frostiness between Garcia and new Supe Ramon Cortines.