Today's Los Angeles City Council meeting had all the earmarks of a high noon showdown between LAPD Chief Bill Bratton and the city's 15 council members. But now that fight won't take place...at least for today.
Zahniser reports that Garcetti has at least 8 council members who are willing to go along with the deal.
Details are still being hammered out, a city hall insider told the Weekly, so a showdown won't happen today.
But if the deal falls through, expect Villaraigosa to pull out his longtime political hammer -- one William J. Bratton.
The mayor, though, can only utilize the popular chief until October 31. At that point, Bratton will officially leave the LAPD and take a one-way flight to New York City for a lucrative private sector job.
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