43rd District, Democratic primary: Glendale City Councilman
Frank Quintero and Burbank school board member Paul Krekorian are both likeable, hardworking champions of their community.
But Edwin Ramirez, president of the Pacoima Neighborhood Council, said residents in his Valley community cannot afford to pay for sidewalks which may be why just 13 households in Councilman
Alex Padilla's district signed up.
Glendale City Councilman
Ara Najarian, who won the 2005 race, said he is suspending judgment on whatever Weaver might have done.
But Councilman Bernard Parks, a former LAPD chief, said he was shocked when he learned of the commission's decision.
Councilman Ed Reyes tried to rally his colleagues, though, suggesting that their power was being eroded.
Dennis Zine, a retired police sergeant and former director of the Police Protective League, said he supports the panel's decision because the LAPD is well-run and there is no reason to doubt its discipline process.
Alex called me up and said he had two tickets he couldn't use and he knew I wanted to go, so he gave them to me,'' Councilman
Dennis Zine said during an hourlong council tribute to Padilla.
Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, a former councilman
who served for years with Bernardi, also considered him a father figure.
Noting that more than $13 million has already been paid out in spite of the troubles, Councilman
Ed Reyes said there may be implications for other contracts.
Wesson asked Council President Alex Padilla for the designation, letting Wesson begin the job that has been done since July 1 by the Chief Legislative Analyst's Office after the resignation of former Councilman
Martin Ludlow, who went to work for the Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO.