TRUTANICH'S WOES WORSEN
City Counsel voted unanimously to strip Trutanich of his control over drafting legislation for the Council and representing the City in civil cases.
Then the shocking contents of what has become known in City Hall as "the Martin Declaration" revealed the depths to which Trutanich's leadership of the City Attorney's Office has plunged; a deputy city attorney is forced to make embarrassing a statements to a court regarding her state of unreadiness and unpreparedness in a case. The Martin Declaration blames "budget cuts" for being unready and unprepared, but Councilmembers are already armed with figures showing that when the matter is one that Trutanich wants, he devotes unlimited resources to it. However, when the matter is one that Trutanich disagrees with, it lays on the back-burner. The Council need only contrast the efforts and resources Trutanich has dedicated to the ACE Program to the lack of progress on the Arizona boycott ordinance; one gives him more power and influence, the other runs against the grain of Trutanich's political beliefs and support base.
If the Council needs better proof of Trutanich's unsuitability to represent the City's interests beyond their suspicions that Trutanich is spending too much time grandstanding and campaigning to become District Attorney, then you can expect the Martin Declaration to be Exhibit One when Chief Legislative Analyst Gerry Miller delivers his report.
ADDA GEARS UP FOR SNAP AGENCY SHOP ELECTION
Timing is everything in politics, and the timing of the Agency Shop election will be seen by many as deliberately calculated to ensure that as many DDAs as possible will not be prevented from casting 'No' votes. Those familiar with the ways that the ADDA conducts its affairs will not be surprised.
However, the ADDA Board Majority may be surprised to find that many DDAs disgusted by the ADDA's actions, or perhaps, the lack thereof over the loss of DDA's confidential information, as well as their vindictive persecution of a fellow DDA who insisted that the ADDA abide by their bylaws, could result in an upset to their plans.