L.A. City Council Meeting Canceled Because Members Jose Huizar, Paul Koretz Were Late; Others Were Known No-Shows

Ah, the great city of L.A. Shit gets done! Mountains get moved! The City Council ... cancels meetings because slacker members don't show up on time.

Yeah, you heard right.

For the second time in four months the second largest city in the nation's scheduled council meeting was scrubbed because not enough of your representatives showed up on time. They so care.

Blame this one on councilmen Jose Huizar and Paul Koretz. Koretz's spokespersons aid he was stuck in traffic. Huizar had an earlier press conference downtown but apparently didn't indicate he wasn't going to show.

Other no shows had asked beforehand to be excused (okay, kids, as long as you do your homework): Janice Hahn, Bernard Parks, Bill Rosendahl and Dennis Zine.

To be fair, Rosendahl was recovering from surgery. Parks said he had a press conference, too.

"We need to respect the public's time as they respect ours," said council President Eric Garcetti, who pulled the plug at 10:17 a.m. "Our constituents came here at 10 a.m. Our council rules say that we should be here at 10 a.m."

Small matters on Tuesday's menu included the controversial transfer of $1 billion in redevelopment cash to city coffers so Gov. Jerry Brown would keep his hands off it.

What a city: $178,000-a-year council members -- they're doers.

-With reporting from City News Service. Got news? Email us. Follow us on Twitter, too: @dennisjromero.

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