Council and OccupyLA: tango or fistfight?
I will be watching with interest the City Council discussion today on whether or not the Council will support "Occupy LA" via a tepid civic resolution---and I'll especially be watching for whether Occupy LA will even accept the abstract support of that tepid resolution, or boldly redouble its demands on our local pols.
Yesterday, Occupy LA suggested that City Council should change its roster of banks from which it selects the institutions that underwrite its bonds. The people outside City Hall (protesting as OccupyLA) find some banks on the list objectionable. The City's CAO insists that the banks on the present City list are the only banks that can responsibly issue such bonds. Councilmembers have been working the crowds outside, but will they snub them in chamber?
And where are the Times and other media on this? Here is a real discussion between national protesters and local politicians, all unfolding right across the crosswalk from the Times, and the former fishwrap of record as well as a few local tv stations are apparently more worried about something that happened thirteen years ago.
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Your grandstanding Mayor and City Council
Garcetti grabs onto OccupyLA coattails
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