&c. Krekorian is on track with his own contrarian CD 2 constituency--but how much of this would-be constituency extends to LA at large? At times more in tune with public sentiment--and especially homeowner sentiment--than Eric Garcetti, Krekorian is positioning himself as a formidable rival to Yaroslavsky in 2013.
"I'm extremely uncomfortable with the idea of having the city set aside its other important priorities in order to go to extraordinary lengths to lay the groundwork for a stadium plan that none of us have seen," Krekorian said. "I don't think we should spend any time being distracted or diverted from the most important issue of our day, which is the budget crisis, for something that is totally unnecessary to be expedited through the city's processes right now."
Krekorian the Contrarian
Paul Krekorian distinguishes himself from City Council colleagues in the AEG landrush: