|Sheriff Baca's email blast pleads with Los Angelenos to sign a petition |
that can be used to persuade Trutanich to run for District Attorney.
|Trutanich pledged to serve a full term as City Attorney and not to use|
the Office of City Attorney as a political springboard.
Some readers will remember that Baca originally endorsed Jack Weiss for City Attorney, a fact like the broken promise, that will probably be used by Trutanich's ever growing number of opponents to attack the former criminal defense lawyer 's ethical suitability to be District Attorney.
Reaction from opponents has been swift. Political Pantloads has harsh criticism for Trutanich, and their depiction of what Trutanich's campaign, said to be code named 'TRU in 12,' will look like. Pantloads is also reporting that LA City Councilman Paul Krekorian is going to endorse Trutanich for DA and announce his own campaign to replace Trutanich as City Attorney, a role he has not only said he is interested in, but one to which his calm, deliberative and professional temperament is better suited than that of Trutanich.
In other news:
Steve Ipsen, of which little has been heard of lately, is rumored to be poised to announce his candidacy for District Attorney. It seems that Ipsen's believes that he can be of more assistance to Alan Jackson by having a platform from which he can attack the other candidates, and thereby avoid Jackson from having to 'go negative.'
The ADDA has not issued any statement following their Debtors Examination on Monday, April 11, 2011, where they were supposed to be examined as to their finances in respect of the $160,000 or so that they lost when they ignored their own bylaws.
It is likely that the Debtors Examination did not go well, as the ADDA is never shy to brag about and exaggerate any successes, even temporary ones. Members still have no idea, whatsoever, how the ADDA spends almost $20,000 a month in members dues, and the concerns that many have is that all their money was wasted on what they believe was a fruitless and foolish lawsuit.
The actions of the ADDA board as well as the lack of information, will do little to persuade DDAs, or indeed the 200 or so current members, to support the Agency Shop. Members who currently pay monthly dues will have the opportunity to cancel their payments when the current Memorandum of Agreement expires later this year.
Steve Cooley To Run For Record 4th Term As DA?
As we close, chances are that Steve Cooley is seriously considering abandoning his plans to retire. Cooley told the LA Times that he would only consider running again if a career politician were to enter the race. Trutanich seems to fit that description, so the ball seems to be in Cooley's court.