No One Can Really Tell The Truth Like John Walsh
Friday’s City Council Meeting ends chaotically in the middle of an important vote due to Garcetti’s intentionally avoiding the meeting to fundraise for his Mayoral campaign! Another in a long streak of un-excused Council absences for Eric … without a peep from the news media that Garcetti twists around his little finger!
LA CITY COUNCIL MEETING CANCELLED MIDWAY THROUGH AFTER FAILURE TO MEET A QUORUM CALL!
Council member attendance at thrice weekly meeting has been poor lately!
The City Council found itself Friday with only nine members in their seats when a quorum was unsuccessfully called for at about Noon .The quorum vote fell one City Council member shy of a quorum. This Council meeting was short-circuited sending the nine members in attendance at City Hall wandering confusedly away from their desks and toward the Chamber exit doors!
That missing tenth City Councilman was none other than Mr. Eric Garcetti who has been AWOL since March 1st with a blanket excuse for not attending meeting: “I’m too busy running for Mayor”!
Friday’s LA City Council Meeting (4/11/13) climaxed on a chaotic note in the middle of a major debate over an important agenda item because of the un-excused absence of Hooky-playing Councilman Eric Garcetti who once again took the day off from City Council duties to campaign for Mayor with Council President Herb Wesson’s blessing. (Wesson endorses Garcetti for Mayor which gives him a stellar reason to allow Eric to paralyze Council meeting again and again simply by refusing to show up in Chamber in order to wage his campaign against Greuel all over the city for mayor!
Eric’s absence froze the LA City Council solid today, leading to an abrupt ending to the limp-along meeting with un-acted upon Council agenda items yet to be voted!
Council President Herb Wesson’s official letter to Garcetti indefinitely excusing the Mayoral candidate from attending City Council meetings while campaigning for Mayor was obtained by HOLLYWOODHIGHLANDS.ORG through a Public Records Act request and is available to all by email from the above website!
A further check with the City Clerk’s office shows that Councilman Garcetti attended not a single Council meeting in March and a grand total of one Council get-together so far in the month of April.
The news media persists in its failure to call out Garcetti on this matter. Why not ask for Eric’s explanation for his chronic on the job non-attendance?
The Friday quorum call was requested by Alarcon in an attempt to torpedo the Jan Perry motion that was on the floor and sufferispirited opposition by Alarcon!
If Garcetti had been sitting in the Council seat that the City of Los Angeles pays him an exorbitant sum to occupy, then the Council Meeting would not have ended in a state of hopeless confusion!