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Monday, May 20, 2013

The end is near for Trutanich

Krekorian supports Feuer for City Attorney


The Studio City Patch reports on the latest kick in the teeth to failed incumbent City Attorney, Carmen 'Nuch' Trutanich. The kick comes from Councilmember Paul Kekorian who represents CD2, a onetime stronghold for Trutanich. But it is not a case of 'et tu Krekorian?' Krekorian, a former ally, had become so frustrated by Trutanich's antics in delaying drafting ordinances and providing legal advice, that he had proposed 'outsourcing' many of Trutanich's functions to the private sector.

Krekorian's endorsement of Feuer, while not altogether surprising, caps what must have been one of the worst weekends for the Trutanich reelection campaign. On Friday, the latest LA Times/U.S.C. poll placed Trutanich 18 points behind Mike Feuer, while on Sunday, Rick Orlov at the Daily News tipped off question marks over the $66k independent expenditure for Trutanich from Advanced Technologies Cleanup Inc. boss Ruben Garcia. The I.E. was disguised as coming from "a committee called LA Residents for Accountability to Support Carmen Trutanich, funded by AEG Inc." Orlov said.

"No, not that AEG." Orlov continues "Not the Anschutz Entertainment Group that built Staples Center and LA Live and tangled with Trutanich when he was first elected over who would pay the city's costs for the Michael Jackson memorial, as well as over the company's plans for a downtown sign district. 'It isn't us,' spokesman Michael Roth said. It turns out the AEG behind the committee is Advanced Environmental Group, a Rancho Dominguez based firm, that is involved with cleaning up industrial and hazardous wastes."

It was LA Weekly's Gene Maddaus who threw a little light on the reason why Garcia was so keen to support Trutanich. "... the reasons for Garcia's benevolence go beyond mere friendship." Maddaus said. "Garcia has been pushing the Port of Los Angeles to approve his company's emissions-control technology, called AMECS, for shipping terminals and rail projects. So far, port officials have refused to require companies to use it."

The deal would likely be worth millions to Garcia, so perhaps he thought throwing a little cash at Trutanich would help. Perhaps Trutanich could send a message to the Port of LA that they need to use AMECS to comply with emissions standards?

Even though Trutanich will lose Tuesday's election, he will remain City Attorney until June 30, 2013. Perhaps there's a strong case for some serious oversight over the last days of the Trutanich regime to ensure the downfallen leader doesn't repay the favor? Krekorian would do well to propose such a measure. There is no longer a consent decree over LAPD, but perhaps a similar measure would be wise with the City Attorney's office until Trutanich is removed?

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Other than Jerry brown and rocky delgadillo, who are the major Trutanich endorsements?

Anonymous said...

People with intelligence. People that wanna keep the city honest. If Feuer wins, Berger and likes of him will be crying in 6 months time. Feuer will lose case after case and before you know it the City's parks, ports, etc... Will be all for grabs by foreigners and at the end the city will be bankrupt. It will be a sad day for all of us.

Panagiotis Theodoropoulos said...

LOS ANGELES VOTERS,

REJECT TRUTANICH

IT IS A NO-BRAINER

Anonymous said...

Indeed sir, it will be a sad day for all of us! Plagues, pestilence, dogs and cats living TOGETHER, and all courtesy of that rascal Berger, the Freemasons, Julian Assange, AND the Illuminati!

Oh yes, and Nuch's shitty job performance may have played a minor role in it.

Anonymous said...

POOR, PATHETIC, DESPERATE Nuch. It obviously isn't enough for him to try and reinstate his membership in the local Elks lodge in San Pedro to try and scrape up some votes of brother and sister lodge members. Today, he had some of his few supporters standing on Gaffey Street as traffic came off the freeeway and hollering at motorists as they drove by trying to scrape up more votes.

Panagiotis Theodoropoulos said...

Trutanich is desperate.
He has some people that look like homeless putting up signs along freeway ramps around Los Angeles.
What he has not figured out is that once people know that you are a LIAR and a CHEAT, this stuff does not work.
LOS ANGELES VOTERS,
REJECT TRUTANICH
HE IS SIMPLY BAD FOR LOS ANGELES

Anonymous said...

@7:49PM. The stench of fear in the Trutanich inner circle is overpowering. He was never liked in San Pedro, only feared. A small town bully with a bunch of thugs to support him. But times have changed. Today most of his signs around SP were torn down. Hang Em High's guys ran for their lives when people started shouting at them. He won't be hanging up a shingle on Gaffey Street after he is kicked out of Main Street. He is not welcome anywhere he is known. Message to Trutanich - go F yourself!