City Attorney candidate Mike Feuer Will Challenge Trutanich in 2013
our Tuesday report that he will not rule out running against current City Attorney Carmen Trutanich in the March 2013 election. Feuer told the Los Angeles Metropolitan News Enterprise that he 'would not “get into speculation” about what may happen if Trutanich does not enter the race, or loses.' the Met News reported.
Trutanich would most likely lose a straight race for re-election against Feuer, who is popular amongst his wealthy westside constituents, whereas Trutanich is increasingly being seen as a disappointment to many of those who believed his "Pledge to Serve."
Furthermore, Feuer's "assumption" that Trutanich will succeed in his bid to fool informed voters into electing him to higher office has absolutely no downside for Feuer; if his assumption is correct, he has the keys to the 8th floor at City Hall East. If his assumption is wrong, Trutanich will be an easy target to defeat as he will have no campaign manager, no ability to raise funds, and an established record of having turned his back on promises and commitments. It's a win-win situation for Feuer.
Parking Problem Highlights Trutanich's Mercenary Motives
published at CityWatchLA, former Los Angeles Councilmember candidate Stephen Box (CD-4), Trutanich's true motives for his proposed enforcement of a municipal ban on "Parkway Parking" are questioned. Trutanich's enforcement of the ban on renters and homeowners from parking their vehicles in their driveways, is more likely a way of raising revenue, than a genuine attempt to solve a problem.
Box's conclusions are not the first time that Trutanich's "monetization" of law enforcement have been questioned. Trutanich's enforcement of a citywide billboard ban silently netted him a $4M settlement, half of which he tried to illegally divert to a political ally. His current ACE Program seems to be on hold while the City Council reconsiders the wisdom of giving Trutanich more power. Many now see that giving Trutanich the power to wreak financial misery on homeowners and small businesses through "Administrative Citations" is not a good idea. That may be especially so in view of the way that Trutanich has promised to enforce ACE "just like traffic tickets," in other words, with little or no opportunity to challenge the fees and fines he can impose.
The ludicrous response of Trutanich to his apparent dual standard enforcement of the billboard ban; fining illegal off-site billboard owners while maintaining his own off-site billboards, must surely raise more doubts about whether Trutanich is capable of enforcing our laws in a fair and evenhanded manner.