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Deputy City Attorney pleads: lack of time




In one of the most truly bizarre and lethargic filings made by a deputy city attorney in recent years, one Claudia Martin has made a Declaration of a lack of adequate time to prepare a Respondent's Brief.

Ms. Martin says in her Declaration:
I have previously been one of seven (7) attorneys covering West Bureau and now I am the only one covering multiple divisions. Due to budget cuts, only one attorney (myself) remains and so my courtroom obligations have increased.
One attorney wonders if Ms. Martin would have been able to respond had she made as much effort penetrating the details of the instant matter as she did explaining why she had no time to do so.

The Declaration comes concomitant to action taken by City Council to scrutinize City Attorney Carmen Trutanich's management of office. Council wonders why Trutanich's office can't deliver what is routinely delivered in other metropolitan areas throughout the United States.

Lively discussion follows at the engaging Clown-bashing site Los Angeles Dragnet.