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Playing politics in Studio City




"The City Attorney has spoken at our Board meetings in the past and is always welcome," Studio City Neighborhood Council president John Walker explains to me in an email about the sudden appearance of Carmen Trutanich at the STNC board meeting last Wednesday, a Palinesque appearance which threw the event off-stride, according to a report.

If you read that as a tad evasive as to how chest-puffin' Nuch actually came to visit the board on the very day that both Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and Councilmember Paul Krekorian would be there, so do I. Walker didn't say whether he extended an invite to Nuch specifically or tipped him off about the appearance of the other two politicians, or whether Trutanich simply decided to crash the event on his own. "Trutanich just came to say 'hi,'" Studio City Patch reported earlier.

At the event, Yaroslavsky told a story about how a constituent became tearful, hugging the Supervisor, because of...the Orange Line, which has made her life complete. Now the woman can get from Long Beach to Valley Village because of Yaroslavsky's adroit public transportation planning. Many of us get similarly weepy about not being able to get within two miles of LAX on the Green Line--but who needs to go to LAX when you can get to Valley Village in two hours?

"I have put together a series of guest speakers of both declared and undeclared candidates for Mayor, to come and address the stakeholders of Studio City," Walker further explains. The next visitor in the series, which resumes in September, will be Controller Wendy Greuel.

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